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Two Bill Frisell DVDs Coming This Fall

Bill Frisell

Two new DVDs featuring music by guitarist Bill Frisell will be released on September 1. Songline/Tone Field Productions will simultaneously release three Buster Keaton films on DVD-Go West, One Week and High Sign-that feature original music by the Grammy-winning Frisell. The second DVD, Solos: The Jazz Sessions (Original Spin Media), captures an on-location solo recording session filmed at the Berkeley Church in Toronto, Canada by director Daniel Berman.

Frisell began employing improvised music as soundtracks for feature films in the early ’90s. Commissioned by St. Ann’s in Brooklyn, Frisell and his trio, drummer Joey Baron and bassist Kermit Driscoll, performed live scores to six Buster Keaton films, helping forge a new movement of adventurous jazz musicians composing music for film. In 1995, Nonesuch Records released Frisell’s recordings to Go West, One Week and High Sign. This fall the three Keaton classics will be released, highlighting Frisell’s compositional brilliance in the featured music.

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