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Re: Bill Frisell a master at work.. some great use of looping


-----Original Message-----
>From: William Walker <billwalker@baymoon.com>
>Sent: Feb 5, 2012 10:17 PM
>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>Subject: Re: Bill Frisell a master at work.. some great use of looping
>well I gotta say I'm a guy who likes Bill Frissell, When I spent a  
>semester at Jerklee Spoilage of Fuzak , i mean Berklee College of  
>Music,  i got to see him in a band called Tiger's Baku and he was then  
>as he is now, a laid back impressionist painter of a guitar player,  
>and this was in 1978-79. don't get me wrong he did cut loose at times  
>but never to the point of excessive widdly widdly. The band was  
>playing inventive  Miles inspired jazz rock with Tiger Oshi playing  
>great trumpet. I picked up a technique from BF that night that i still  
>use to this day, he was real testing the neck of his SG by flexing the  
>it to create  beautiful vibrato effects on his chords and single note  
>lines.  Does he thrill me on an emotional level like Jeff Beck, or  
>Hendrix or Terje Rypdal can? no, but I like his inventiveness, take  
>those Beatles covers for example, I appreciate how much space he used  
>in an age when fingerstyle virtuosos routinely butcher the Beatles  
>with over indulgent hyper arrangements.  I've seen him play now and  
>then over the years, and what i like about him is he isn't in a hurry  
>to crowd the music with extra ideas, he listens and interacts well in  
>a group context and never ever have i seen him play from a place of  
>chops ego. That is refreshing particularly in the field of jazz which  
>is rife with technique worship :-). He'd probably tell you its because  
>he has no chops  but its more about intent and space with him. he  
>seems really comfortable in his skin which i admire.  He doesn't quite  
>move toward the uber visceral territory like David Torn does, but   
>this NPR thing is but a tip of his iceberg. So i would encourage you  
>to check him out further , i've seen him when the music was  
>transcendent and when it was a bit sleep inducing. He is really  
>unpredictable and does take chances musically, but at the same time if  
>you aren't in to jazz he may not move you.  I've met him and he is a  
>nice guy , shy and droll, introspective , like his music.