Bill Frisell The former "house guitarist" for pioneering German modern jazz label ECM, Frisell has worked with artists as varied as Elvis Costello, John Zorn and classical composer Gavin Bryars.

This Is The Kit's "Moonshine Freeze" is a big hit at World Cafe. Florian Duboé/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Charles Lloyd (left) and Lucinda Williams recorded a live version of "Masters Of War" at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 28, 2016. Erik Jacobs, Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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

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Sam Amidon's new album is titled Lily-O. Piper Ferguson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Re-Compositions, Not Covers: Sam Amidon's Personal Folk Collages

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Sam Amidon & Bill Frisell On World Cafe

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Bill Frisell On JazzSet

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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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Jason Moran At The Kennedy Center

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The Bad Plus With Bill Frisell, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

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Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

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

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Guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio soundtracks Buster Keaton's Go West and two more films on a new DVD. Hulton Archive / Getty Images hide caption

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Jazz For The Eyes And Ears: Bill Frisell And More

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A Folk Rock Dream Team, The Tallest Man On Earth, A Tribute To George Harrison, More

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