Bill Frisell

1951 - Today

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William Richard Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. Frisell came to prominence as a jazz guitarist at ECM Records in the 1980s, and went on to work in a variety of contexts, notably as a member of the New York City Downtown Scene where he formed a long partnership with John Zorn. He was also a longtime member of Paul Motian's groups from the early 1980s until Motian's death in 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Frisell has received more than 529,359 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Bill Frisell is the 1,400th most popular musician (down from 1,326th in 2019), the 6,910th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,359th in 2019) and the 562nd most popular American Musician.

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  • 20

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  • 3.01

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Among musicians, Bill Frisell ranks 1,400 out of 2,675Before him are Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Brötzmann, Scott Weiland, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Garrison, and David Tudor. After him are Francesco De Gregori, Chico Hamilton, Thurston Moore, Rick Danko, Steve Lacy, and Ramsey Lewis.

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Among people born in 1951, Bill Frisell ranks 320Before him are Dean Kamen, Gregory Isaacs, Bernard Challandes, Spike Edney, Bruce Arena, and Patrick Bergin. After him are Francesco De Gregori, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, Gianpiero Marini, Miguel Sandoval, Luis Llosa, and Patricia Wettig.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Frisell ranks 6,910 out of 15,968Before him are Gailard Sartain (1946), Jane Powell (1929), Gil Birmingham (1953), Jimmy Garrison (1934), Damien Chazelle (1985), and David Tudor (1926). After him are Richard Marcinko (1940), John Elkann (1976), Melissa Benoist (1988), Marc Davis (1913), Meg Cabot (1967), and Mark Esper (1964).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bill Frisell ranks 562Before him are Allen Toussaint (1938), Skrillex (1988), Scott Weiland (1967), Randy Brecker (1945), Jimmy Garrison (1934), and David Tudor (1926). After him are Chico Hamilton (1921), Thurston Moore (1958), Steve Lacy (1934), Ramsey Lewis (1935), Lee Ranaldo (1956), and Dave Weckl (1960).