Bill Frisell’s Harmony

“The eminent guitarist Bill Frisell improvises in smoky ringlets of melody, drawing the influence of classic jazz guitar into a palette based on early American folk music. He has been a noted bandleader since the 1980s, but has never released an album for Blue Note Records, jazz’s most illustrious label. That will change with “Harmony,” … Continue reading Bill Frisell’s Harmony

Irene Galindo Quero : working along the threshold of music and language

Irene Galindo Quero is a Spanish composer, born in Granada in 1985. Linguistics, literature and theories of perception have, from the beginning, played an important role in her work. She enjoys working along the threshold of music and language. Close observation of their common spaces often reveal the actual distances between these worlds. She studied … Continue reading Irene Galindo Quero : working along the threshold of music and language

Charlie Christian : father of the modern jazz guitar style

Born today, 1916, in Dallas, Texas, Charlie Christian was for a short time the most influential jazz musician, ever, and only exceeded in that regard by another great jazz Charlie, "Bird" Parker. It can be said without exaggeration that virtually every jazz guitarist that emerged during 1940-65 sounded like a relative of Charlie Christian. The … Continue reading Charlie Christian : father of the modern jazz guitar style