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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.