Blues Dream/Ron Carter

Bill Frisell

The unique guitarist and his band
play a medley in 2002

Throughout his career, guitarist Bill Frisell has carved out his own musical category.

While associated early on with the jazz avant-garde, Frisell has kept his music open to country, rock and other inspirations, developing both a passionate sound and a laidback style.

At the 2002 Montreal Jazz Festival, Frisell and his septet of the time (with Greg Liesz on pedal steel guitar) perform a little bit of the atmospheric “Blues Dream” and then a full-length version of his tribute to a great bassist, “Ron Carter.”

This is primarily a performance by the ensemble with Bill Frisell in the lead throughout.

Personnel:

Bill Frisell, guitar
Ron Miles, trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes, trombone
Billy Drewes, tenor
Greg Liesz, pedal steel guitar
David Piltch, bass
Matt Chamberlain, drums

– Scott Yanow