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John Scofield - 100% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 December 1951, Dayton, Ohio, USA. From an early background of playing with local R&B groups in Connecticut where he was raised, guitarist Scofield attended the renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston during the early 70s. He recorded with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker and eventually received an invitation to join Billy Cobham as replacement for John Abercrombie. F Read more

John Abercrombie - 80% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 December 1944, Portchester, New York, USA. After studying at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Abercrombie spent four years playing guitar in Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith’s group. Touring with an established band offered him the kind of practical study that was ideal after Berklee’s academic hothouse of the late 60s. Moving back to New York in 1969, his a Read more

Pat Metheny - 68% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1954, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA. Although classed as a jazz guitarist, Metheny has bridged the gap between jazz and rock music in the same way that Miles Davis did in the late 60s and early 70s. Additionally, he played a major part in the growth of jazz’s popularity among the younger generation of the 80s. Throughout his career, his extraordinary sense Read more

Paul Motian - 66% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Paul Motian, 25 March 1931, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Motian played guitar in Providence in his teens, then served a term in the US army. On his discharge in 1954 he went to New York to study music at the Manhattan School. By 1956 he was playing drums for George Wallington and Russell Jacquet. Between 1956 and 1958 he worked with Tony Scott, with whom he met th Read more

Ralph Towner - 64% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charlie Haden - 56% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Folk Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Edward Haden, 6 August 1937, Shenandoah, Iowa, USA. Haden began his musical career when still a child, broadcasting daily on local country music radio. After formal music study he moved to Los Angeles, playing bass with Hampton Hawes, Art Pepper, Red Norvo and Paul Bley. While with Bley’s trio he met Ornette Coleman and began rehearsing with him in 1958. By the Read more

Dave Holland - 56% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John McLaughlin - 56% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brad Mehldau - 54% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1970, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Mehldau began playing piano at a very early age, taking formal lessons from the age of six. While at Hall High School in Hartford, Connecticut, he played in the school’s popular and noted jazz band. Mehldau attracted attention by winning a competition sponsored by the Berklee College Of Music. Although he studied classical mus Read more

Jim Hall - 53% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Stanley Hall, 4 December 1930, Buffalo, New York, USA. While studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall made his first professional appearances playing guitar in local bands. In the mid-50s he settled on the west coast, where he continued his studies and also played with Chico Hamilton’s quintet. In 1956 he became a member of Jimmy Giuffre’s trio, the Read more

Mike Stern - 52% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 January 1953, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. While always a rock-orientated electric guitarist, Stern’s forays into contemporary jazz have never lacked edge or excitement. A student of Pat Metheny while at Berklee College Of Music, his first break came in 1976, when he joined Blood, Sweat And Tears. He worked with seminal fusion drummer Billy Cobham towards the end of t Read more

Dave Douglas - 47% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 March 1963, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. One of the most highly acclaimed trumpet players of the 90s avant garde scene, Douglas was raised in the New Jersey area, and as a talented youngster learnt to play piano, trombone and trumpet at an early age. He studied music in Barcelona and Boston, and then attended both the Berklee College Of Music and the New England Conservato Read more

Medeski Martin & Wood - 47% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Charlie Hunter - 46% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Marc Ribot - 46% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 May 1954, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Ribot began playing guitar as a child, informally joining several garage bands while studying formally with classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. Later, Ribot would dedicate an album to this Haitian-born guitarist-composer. In 1978, Ribot played with Brother Jack McDuff and Wilson Pickett, then joined the Realtones and the Upt Read more


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