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.