Bill Frisell Meets Buster Keaton

Back in the early '90s, guitarist Bill Frisell scored and performed original music to six Buster Keaton films. The music is brilliant, and I'd seen the Buster Keaton movies, but until now, I'd never seen and heard the two together.

On Sept. 1, those six Buster Keaton films — including Go West, One Week and High Sign — will be released with accompaniment by Frisell, drummer Joey Baron and bassist Kermit Driscoll. Here are a few samples. My only regret is that Keaton never saw this; no doubt, he would have loved it.

continued...

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.