Bill Frisell biography chronicles jazz guitarist’s influential career
Watson had “unprecedented” access to the guitarist and conducted interviews with his close family, friends and associates in order to tell Frisell’s story. The book also features exclusive “listening sessions” with Paul Simon, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Gus Van San, Rhiannon Giddens, The Bad Plus, Gavin Bryars and more.
It’s the first book by Watson, who previously served as deputy editor at GQ and editor-at-large at Esquire. His in-depth features have also appeared in The Telegraph Magazine, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Observer and other publications.
Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music will be published May 24 as a hardcover and e-book.