Hear the new Bill Frisell trio album, ‘Valentine’

A mix of originals, standards and covers.

Bill Frisell has released a new album, Valentine—his second for Blue Note Records.

The LP features a mix of Frisell originals, jazz standards and covers—including a second treatment of the protest anthem “We Shall Overcome.” It comes less than a year after his first Blue Note release, Harmony.

The guitarist recorded Valentine with his trio, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Rudy Royston. In a chat with Blue Note president Don Was for the label’s video series First Look, Frisell shared more about his experiences working with them.

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“Music is the world where anything is possible. You wanna feel like you can take a risk,” Frisell said. “It’s like when you’re dreaming and you come to the edge of the Grand Canyon, and I just wanna fly out there and see what happens. That’s what it feels like playing with these guys. It’s incredible.”

Watch the chat between Frisell and Was below:

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And stream Valentine here:

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