Is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. Frisell came to prominence as a jazz guitarist at ECM Records in the 1980s, and went on to work in a variety of contexts, notably as a member of the New York City Downtown Scene where he formed a long partnership with John Zorn. He was also a longtime member of Paul Motian's groups from the early 1980s until Motian's death in 2011. Since 2000, Frisell's output as a bandleader has included folk, country music, and Americana.
Daniel Strong Godfrey
is an American composer who has written for symphonic bands as well as a large body of chamber and orchestral music.
He began composing at the age of eight while his family was living in Ankara and later studied with Mario Davidovsky, Robert Morris, Martin Jenni and Richard Hervig, earning degrees from Yale and the University of Iowa.