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Bill Frisell - Music IS...good / Something Else! Reviews

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Bill Frisell recently released Music IS, a solo studio project, via Okeh / Sony Music Masterworks – but it almost had a slightly different title. Frisell's mantra is "music is good," a saying which comes from his banjo-playing friend Danny Barnes. "That is something that I can say is always true. It is so perfect. Everything I need to know is that phrase," Frisell says. "I almost called the album that, but then I thought that might be too literal. It's good to leave it open. Playing solo is always a challenge. For me, music has all along been so much about playing with other people, having a conversation, call and response. Playing all by myself is a trip. I really have to change the way I think."

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