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Bill Frisell’s John Lennon Project in Montreal

The guitar great pays elegant homage to a Beatle

Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen (clockwise from top right) perform the music of John Lennon at the 2012 Montreal International Jazz Festival

It’s understandable if the very thought of a John Lennon covers project-especially an instrumental jazz John Lennon covers project-nearly gives you a rash. The end result, in all likelihood, might make for an excellent soundtrack to an elevator ride, right?

All we are saying, however, is give Bill a chance.

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