Tracking The Odds: Bill Frisell Live 1989 (audio)
Guitarist Bill Frisell, whose extraordinary touch, technique, and daring has led him to collaborate with artists including Nora Jones, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, and John Zorn, did some of his earliest and formative work in several concerts at Roulette. A Grammy nominated artist, this recording is his first ever solo show, recorded at Roulette’s original Tribeca loft on 13 October 1989. This tape highlights his early fascination with Thelonious Monk and movie soundtracks, including an amazing rendition of Monk’s Mysterioso on banjo and the tricky Friday the 13th, plus his first version of When you Wish Upon A Star, the classic Disney song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington, and some Nino Rota film music. Prescient, charming, masterful.