A few months ago while having lunch with a fellow guitar nerd, Bill Frisell came up. I did not know who he was, and I always do like hearing about new bands and/or musicians. I look at these introductions as opportunities to be inspired. I particularly like getting stoked with musicians and styles that I would not normally type as something I’m usually in to. If I can get stoked on a musician that stylistically is different, it exposes something pure in my opinion. Not sure how to best describe what I’m talking about. Bill Frisell, was one of those musicians for me.
Frisell is labeled primarily as a jazz guitarist, but there is something unpretentious about his demeanor and his style of play. He seems very modest and his melodies are quite good. I’m usually not into jazz guitarists (not quite sure as to why), but there is something ‘folky’ about his jazz… which is weird for me to say. Again, I guess that’s the point I’m trying to bring up here, he made me think and got me to want to learn more about him. Got me stoked.
I was excited to see a little pedalboard shot the other day, and wanted to do a quick break down. He plays with a few pedals, and he does like to explore various combinations.
I also came across this quick interesting video by Fretboardjournal where Frisell talks about some of his pedals:
Are you a fan of Bill Frisell? Let me know by commenting below!