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Bill Frisell trio set for STL-Ready Room / Riverfront Times

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When Bill Frisell picks up his guitar, adjusts his pedals - they're arrayed like Zen stepping stones at his feet - and tweaks his amp, he's not readying a performance or looking for a sound, exactly. He's finding out where he's at in that moment, on stage or in a studio, and how that moment can really be what he's feeling - or even what he may not know he's feeling. No guitarist in jazz or rock or blues or folk sounds like him, because none are him. That's not really a tautology. The guitarist - who was born in Baltimore in 1951 and raised in Denver, Colorado - has a discography that reads like a secret relief map to all of the byways, skyways and hidden alleys of American music. 

Frisell returns to St. Louis this weekend at The Ready Room with bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen.
PHOTO BY PAUL MOORE

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