Album artwork for Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music by Philip Watson

The definitive biography of guitar icon and Grammy Award-winning artist, Bill Frisell, featuring exclusive interviews with Paul Simon, Bon Iver and more.

Over a period of forty-five years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innovative musicians at work today. A quietly revolutionary guitar hero for our genre-blurring times, he has synthesized many disparate musical elements from jazz to pop, folk to film music, ambient to avant-garde, country to classical into one compellingly singular sound. Described as ‘the favorite guitarist of many people who agree on little else in music’, Frisell connects to a diverse range of artists and admirers, including Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, and Bon Iver. Everybody loves Bill Frisell. Through unprecedented access, and interviews with his close family, friends and collaborators, Philip Watson tells the story of why.

Philip Watson

Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music

Faber & Faber
Album artwork for Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music by Philip Watson
Hardback

$30.00

Released 05/24/2022Catalog Number

9780571361663

Album artwork for Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music by Philip Watson
Hardback +

$32.99

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Includes Guitar In The Space Age Poster and DVD. UK Import.

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Released 06/03/2022Catalog Number

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Philip Watson

Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music

Faber & Faber
Album artwork for Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music by Philip Watson
Hardback

$30.00

Released 05/24/2022Catalog Number

9780571361663

Album artwork for Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music by Philip Watson
Hardback +

$32.99

exclusive

Includes Guitar In The Space Age Poster and DVD. UK Import.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Released 06/03/2022Catalog Number

9780571361663poster

The definitive biography of guitar icon and Grammy Award-winning artist, Bill Frisell, featuring exclusive interviews with Paul Simon, Bon Iver and more.

Over a period of forty-five years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innovative musicians at work today. A quietly revolutionary guitar hero for our genre-blurring times, he has synthesized many disparate musical elements from jazz to pop, folk to film music, ambient to avant-garde, country to classical into one compellingly singular sound. Described as ‘the favorite guitarist of many people who agree on little else in music’, Frisell connects to a diverse range of artists and admirers, including Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, and Bon Iver. Everybody loves Bill Frisell. Through unprecedented access, and interviews with his close family, friends and collaborators, Philip Watson tells the story of why.