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WEEKEND REVIEW / Jazz; Frisell's Trio Weaves Eclectic Tapestry of American Music
[Home Edition]
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Musical performances; Popular music
Author: Kohlhaase, Bill
Date: Jan 12, 1998
Start Page: 3
Section: Calendar; PART-F; Entertainment Desk
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All these terms were applicable at different times Friday during the Frisell trio's opening set of a two-night stand at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. But none really does justice to Frisell's musical hybrid, an eclectic form that seems to encompass American popular music from Vernon Reid all the way back to Stephen Foster.

Exploring tunes from his just-released album, "Gone, Just Like a Train," with bluegrass acoustic bassist Viktor Krauss and celebrated rock drummer Jim Keltner, Frisell transcended time and space, mixing his simple, folk-inspired melodies with fuzz tones, unexpected chords and electronic effects.

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