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As Bill Frisell turns 70 today news of a biography to be published next year is announced by Faber

Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer by Philip Watson will be published in the spring of 2022, the publisher Faber has announced. Watson, a very fine writer and long-time Frisell follower, was deputy editor at GQ and editor-at-large at Esquire and …

Published: 18 Mar 2021. Updated: 35 days.

Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer by Philip Watson will be published in the spring of 2022, the publisher Faber has announced. Watson, a very fine writer and long-time Frisell follower, was deputy editor at GQ and editor-at-large at Esquire and Beautiful Dreamer is his first book.

Philip tweets: ''I HAVE NEWS. Thrilled to announce that ‘Beautiful Dreamer’, my biography of guitarist @BillFrisell (who celebrates his 70th birthday today), is to be published by @FaberBooks, spring 2022. Hard to think of a better home or, in @alexavh, a better editor.

Of interest: Alexa von Hirschberg (@alexavh) publishing director of Faber Books, who has promoted gigs at Camden's Green Note venue, is the partner of another very fine jazz guitarist, Moss Freed.

Philip tells marlbank: ''Publication rescheduled to spring 2022, as you'll see, because of Covid.''

Bill Frisell, top Check Tone Poem for Frisell in the Marvels with Charles Lloyd recently.

See: the Faber announcement in full.

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Freddie Redd has died

Freddie Redd has died. He was 92. WBGO report that the pianist died in Baltimore citing an announcement by Redd's grandson Leslie Clarke who had earlier announced Redd's passing on social media. Redd, always a very cult name among jazz fans …

Published: 18 Mar 2021. Updated: 35 days.

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Freddie Redd has died. He was 92. WBGO report that the pianist died in Baltimore citing an announcement by Redd's grandson Leslie Clarke who had earlier announced Redd's passing on social media. Redd, always a very cult name among jazz fans particularly beyond the US, in the early-1960s was renowned for composing the music for Jack Gelber's hard hitting drugs-themed Broadway play The Connection. After US army service in the late-1940s Redd recorded with Tiny Grimes among others and made his debut as a leader in the mid-1950s later touring in Europe with Ernestine Anderson. Also a stage actor he performed in the play that went on to be further produced in London and Paris. Redd's Blue Note albums all dating back to the 1960s are The Music from The Connection, Shades of Redd and Redd's Blues.