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Bill Frisell archive

Hank Williams has written plenty of tunes covered by jazz artists over the years.

Read Jazz Goes Honky-Tonkin': The Songs Of Hank Williams Jazz24

August 17, 2012 – If you haven't heard his music in a while, you might have forgotten: The country pioneer had swing. Jazz24

Bill Frisell performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Bill Frisell Plays John Lennon, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

August 4, 2012 – With his inventive arrangements, the guitarist doesn't hide his love away for classic Beatles tunes.

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Bill Frisell plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on December 16, 2011.

Watch Bill Frisell: Tiny Desk Concert

February 3, 2012 – The brilliant and nimble guitarist reinvents the songs of John Lennon at the NPR Music offices.

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Mingus Big Band

Listen Highlights From The Jazz Standard On JazzSet WBGO

April 22, 2010 – It's a big, bigger, biggest show with Joanne Brackeen, Ron Miles' Quartet and the Mingus Big Band. WBGO

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Listen Jazz For The Eyes And Ears: Bill Frisell And More

January 8, 2010 – Kevin Whitehead says there are more great jazz DVDs than anyone can follow. We'll try anyway.

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From left to right: Kenny Wollesen, Bill Frisell and Tony Scherr.

Read Bill Frisell Trio On JazzSet WBGO

March 17, 2011 – Frisell straps on his trusty Fender Telecaster at the Kennedy Center with his flexible trio. WBGO

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Read Exclusive First Listen: Bill Frisell, 'Disfarmer'

July 13, 2009 – The work of an eccentric portrait photographer, imagined for a 21st-century string band.

Listen Ron Miles: Singing Through The Horn

March 19, 2009 – The jazz trumpeter leads an all-star set with legendary guitarist Bill Frisell.

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Listen Earth: The Sound of Desert-Swept Doom

February 28, 2008 – The band plays noir-Americana like outlaw jazz improvisers on their way to collect a bounty.

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Listen A Moody, Sprawling Soundscape of Futuristic Jazz

October 2, 2007 – In Floratone's "The Passenger," Bill Frisell's tremolo-intensive guitar sits front and center.

Read The 'Overlooked 11' of 2006

December 20, 2006 – Tom Moon looks at this year's under-appreciated gems: the Shadow Classics of the future.

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