We’ve asked guitar icon Bill Frisell to do the impossible—narrow down the vast range of jazz, rock, blues, and country recordings he loves into a slender list of 8 mind-blowing, life-altering discs. Join us when Frisell joins host Ted Panken to share the music he just can’t live without.
Bill Frisell’s latest albums as a leader (When You Wish Upon A Star and Guitar In The Space Age!) and co-leader (Small Town, with bassist Thomas Morgan) add further luster to a four-decade career marked by his unique admixture of American vernaculars—jazz, blues, rock and country—into a singular argot. A 66-year-old master of space and texture and implication, he remains, as his long-time bassist Tony Scherr once put it, “constantly open to anything he hears.”