Tagged: Bill Frisell

Blues For Los Angeles by Bill Frisell

Blues For Los Angeles can be heard on Bill Frisell – Gone, Just Like A Train (Nonesuch 1998). This is more of a simplified lead sheet than a strict transcription.  I love this tune!  Bill really says so much with so little (unlike this guy).  It’s a 24-bar blues in E.  I added a bass-clef stave in lieu of chord symbols.  But just in case you wondered, it’s a 3 chord blues: I, IV, I, V, I.  Enjoy!


Egg Radio by Bill Frisell

As performed by Bill Frisell on the recording, Gone, Just Like a Train.  I love the sound the trio gets on this recording.  Trying to play this tune is a challenge, in spite of its simple structure.  Frisell is a master of simple lines and gestures. On his solo he paces himself beautifully whilst propelling the tune’s intensity. This tune is in drop-D tuning.