Bill Frisell has appeared on a lot of albums over the past 25-plus years that have borne the Blue Note label—from John Scofield’s Grace Under Pressure and Don Byron’s Romance with the Unseen to Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me and Charles Lloyd’s Vanished Gardens—but the lauded guitarist, composer, and bandleader has never released an album on Blue Note under his own name. That’s about to change. The iconic record company, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, announced earlier today that it had signed Frisell, and that his first album as a leader for the label, Harmony, will be released this fall.
An official release date and further details about the album are still to come. In the meantime, you can go to Blue Note’s website and stream a playlist of tracks from the label’s back catalog featuring Frisell.