Bill Frisell
Beautiful Dreamers
Release Date: 8/31/10
"Frisell plays the guitar like Miles plays the Trumpet." - New Yorker
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For a long time I'd had the dream of making a trio with Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston. We've known each other for years and worked together in many situations. The idea came about as a result of the power and strength of the connection that happens when we play music together. It wasn't about the instruments, it was about the people. We played our first gig on June 7, 2008 in Eugene, Oregon and from the first note, it was working. Each time we get together the music feels new.....and old. Backwards and forwards. Up and down. Anything is possible. I can't wait to hear what happens next. Of course, the next thing on my mind was wishing, hoping we could make an album together of new music. I went to my friend Lee Townsend. Anyone familiar with my music needs no introduction to Lee. Over more than 20 years he has produced many of my albums. We were working together on another project at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley CA. and I started noticing the size, shape, sound, vibe of the room there. It was like it had been custom designed. The perfect set up and atmosphere to record this trio. The next thing I knew, we were in there recording and Savoy came along and wanted to put out the record! I'm so fortunate having the chance to play music with Eyvind and Rudy and having an audience willing to go along for the latest adventure. I'm the luckiest guy in the world being surrounded by all these folks who have so much faith and trust in the music, helping me to make my dreams come true. Beautiful dreamers.

Bill Frisell Featured in the Wall Street Journal
Review of Beautiful Dreamer in Minneapolis @ The Dakota
Review of Beautiful Dreamer in Oslo
Press Release
Official Site
'Beautiful Dreamers' track listing:
1) Love Sick
2) Winslow Homer
3) Beautiful Dreamer (Stephen Foster)
4) A Worthy Endeavor (for Cajori)
5) It's Nobody's Fault But Mine (Blind Willie Johnson)
6) Baby Cry
7) Benny's Bugle (Benny Goodman)
8) Tea For Two (Vincent Youmans)
9) No Time To Cry
10) Better Than A Machine
11) Goin' Out Of My Head (Teddy Randazzo/Bobby Weinstein)
12) Worried Woman
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