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'What Made That Thing Work?': Bill Frisell Takes On Screen Music

While making his latest album, the inventive guitarist found that covering classic film and TV scores has an existential side effect.

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Sam Amidon And Bill Frisell On World Cafe

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A London folksinger and a decorated jazz guitarist play songs from their new collaborative album.

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Jason Moran (left), Alicia Hall Moran (center), The Bandwagon and Bill Frisell (right) perform at the KC Jazz Club. Scott Suchman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Violinist Jenny Scheinman performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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