Collaboration can inspire artists to new levels of creative exploration and development. Such was the case with Bill Frisell’s latest leader recording, Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian, as Frisell collaborated with two of his musical heroes.
“To hear Paul and Ron [Carter, pictured] play together was a dream come true for me. I knew they had worked together a little bit in the ’60s and was sure they would reconnect in a big way. During the sessions I was so mesmerized listening to them-most of the time I wasn’t even aware that I was playing too! I wanted the album to be live, all of us playing in a room. It was recorded quickly-with no rehearsal,” recalls Frisell in a press release.