Guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio soundtracks Buster Keaton's Go West and two more films on a new DVD.
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January 8, 2010 There's so much good jazz coming out on DVD now (old stuff, new stuff, TV concerts and documentaries) that it's more than anyone can follow. But Kevin Whitehead says that a few recent releases really caught his eye and ear.
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July 20, 2009 They call themselves The Monsters Of Folk: Jim James, frontman for the band My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, and singer-guitarist M. Ward. Also on the show: Jim James has recorded a solo tribute album to George Harrison; Swedish singer Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man On Earth; John Davis, formerly of the band Georgie James, has a new project called Title Tracks; Phil Elverum of The Microphones returns with a new band he's calling Mount Eerie; guitarist Bill Frisell composes new music for a series of rural photographs from the 1920s; and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
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March 24, 2005 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews I Have The Room Above Her by the Paul Motian/Bill Frisell/Joe Lovano trio.
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March 3, 2003 The latest invention from Bill Frisell; the experimental folk of Calexico; a mysterious soundtrack by Eric Bachmann; a new take on Chinese classics from Gary Lucas; the strange and beautiful Cat Power; jaw-dropping guitar work of Danny Gatton.
September 11, 2001 As NPR covered the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC, it was music that gave listeners time to reflect, to digest the events and the impact. So many letters came to NPR telling us how comforted they were by the music. In this special feature, we offer some of those songs, along with images from events following the attacks.
January 1, 2000 Gustavo Santaolalla, Giovanni De Chiaro, Medeski Martin and Wood, Knut Hamre and Steve Tibbetts, Paul McCartney, Kaila Flexer, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, Wimme, Bill Frisell, The Beau Hunks Sextette, and The Cowboy Junkies.
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