Bill Frisell

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William Richard "Bill" Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is an American jazz guitarist. He is, along with John Scofield and Pat Metheny, one of the best-known and perhaps best-regarded jazz guitarists of the last decade.

Frisell was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He lived in New York City in most of the 1980s, and was an active participant in the city's thriving music scene. He forged an early partnership with John Zorn—including as a member of quick-change band Naked City—and performed or recorded with many others. Frisell formed a regular quartet with bass guitarist Kermit Driscoll, cellist Hank Roberts and drummer Joey Baron.

In the mid-1990s, Frisell disbanded his quartet and moved to Seattle, Washington. He began incorporating more explicitly various elements of bluegrass, country music and related forms into his music. Frisell performs often with New York City violinist Jenny Scheinman. He also sometimes plays in a trio with Joe Lovano and Paul Motian.

For his album "Unspeakable," Frisell won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

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