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Paul Motian - 89% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks
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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

John Scofield - 68% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Jazz
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 - 63% 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

Jenny Scheinman - 62% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Folk Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Petrolia, California, USA. Born and raised in an isolated community, Scheinman studied piano and violin as a child and at first concentrated on the former instrument. Her music studies, like her general education, were informally organized by her parents and others in their community as the nearest school was some hours distant. Scheinman played piano and violin at local mus Read more

Dave Douglas - 54% 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

Dave Holland - 49% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
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Kurt Rosenwinkel - 49% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kurt Peter Rosenwinkel, 28 October 1970, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Playing guitar from an early age, Rosenwinkel’s musical ears were opened by the music of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Bill Frisell. After briefly attending Berklee College Of Music in Boston, in the late 80s he moved to New York where he joined Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, an associat Read more

Marc Ribot - 48% 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

Jack DeJohnette - 47% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 August 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA. DeJohnette studied piano for 10 years, graduating from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. He also played saxophone, but was inspired by the example of Max Roach to take up drums, which he played with the high school band. He would practise for four hours on drums and four on piano, and played in all sorts of situations, from Read more

Ralph Towner - 47% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charlie Haden - 46% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Folk Jazz Latin 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

Marc Johnson - 45% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 October 1953, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. After studying at North Texas State University Johnson spent the greater part of a year on the road playing bass with Woody Herman’s big band. After this intensive learning experience, he auditioned in early 1978 as replacement for Eddie Gomez with the Bill Evans trio. Securing this job not only brought Johnson fulfilment of a drea Read more

Jim Hall - 44% 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

Pat Metheny - 44% 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

Carla Bley - 43% match to Bill Frisell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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