His unrivaled ability to play many instruments at once made him one of the most unique jazz musicians of all time. But Rahsaan Roland Kirk's battle for his place in the pantheon of jazz greats is
still raging—even three decades after his
For his recent album, guitarist and composer Bill Frisell retreated to an off-the-grid cabin in Big Sur,
California. What emerged from his time there feels a lot like the next great American sound.
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