Bill Frisell Is That You

Bill Frisell - Is That You? (1990) {Elektra Nonesuch}  

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 16, 2011
Bill Frisell - Is That You? (1990) {Elektra Nonesuch}

Bill Frisell - Is That You? (1990) {Elektra Nonesuch}
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Genre: Jazz

Recorded in 1989, Is That You? is very much a studio session, making ample use of overdubs and Bill Frisell's highly selective doubling on bass, banjo, ukulele, and clarinet, as well as his usual guitars. Producer Wayne Horvitz adds keyboards and some drum programming, with Joey Baron playing drums and Dave Hofstra appearing occasionally on tuba and electric bass.
Bill Frisell - Guitar In The Space Age! (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Bill Frisell - Guitar In The Space Age! (2014)
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Bill Frisell is one of the leading and most innovative guitarists of our time. Although his work is steeped in jazz, his music includes characteristics of rock, country and bluegrass, among various other styles. For his new album, Guitar in the Space Age!, guitarist and composer Bill Frisell mines the catalog of guitar-based music from the 1950s and 1960s that first inspired him to pick up the instrument.

Bill Frisell - Rambler (1984) {ECM 1287} [Re-Up]  

Posted by tiburon at July 2, 2014
Bill Frisell - Rambler (1984) {ECM 1287} [Re-Up]

Bill Frisell - Rambler (1984) {ECM 1287}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion

This relatively early set from Bill Frisell is a fine showcase for the utterly unique guitarist. Frisell has the ability to play nearly any extroverted style of music and his humor (check out the date's "Music I Heard") is rarely far below the surface. This particular quintet (with trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, tuba player Bob Stewart, electric bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Paul Motian) is not exactly short of original personalities and their outing (featuring seven Frisell compositions) is one of the most lively of all the ones in the ECM catalog.

Bill Frisell - Quartet (1996) [Repost]  

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 22, 2012
Bill Frisell - Quartet (1996) [Repost]

Bill Frisell - Quartet (1996)
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Genre: Jazz

With his indelible, elastic tone, restless curiosity, and open-eared approach to music beyond the traditional corridors of jazz, guitarist Bill Frisell is among the most prolific and continually surprising improvisers alive. Quartet is built around a typically inventive, typically off-centered Frisell lineup including Ron Miles (trumpet, piccolo trumpet), Eyvind Kang (violin, tuba), and Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) who draw from a sonorous palette. By avoiding a conventional rhythm section and piano, Frisell and his confederates create a group sound with the intimacy of small jazz group while tapping the timbres of chamber music.
Bill Frisell - Good Dog, Happy Man (1999) {Nonesuch} [Repost]

Bill Frisell - Good Dog, Happy Man (1999) {Nonesuch}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Guitar

Bill Frisell is like a chef or an alchemist. He brings together the characteristics and properties of diverse players to make one unique amalgam. With GOOD DOG HAPPY MAN, Frisell seeks the common ground between such musicians as bluegrass bassist Viktor Krauss, erstwhile New York downtown jazzbo keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, blue country steel guitarist Greg Liesz, and journeyman rock drummer Jim Keltner. What these very different players have in common is the inability to fit into easily defined categories or molds. Similarly, Frisell's own musical voice draws from all corners of American tradition.

Bill Frisell - Further East / Further West (2005)  

Posted by drazenm at Feb. 2, 2011
Bill Frisell - Further East / Further West (2005)

Bill Frisell - Further East / Further West (2005)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Nonesuch Records | Catalog Number: 1033544

Bill Frisell is an exceptional musician because he has the ability to mine the usual guitaristic textures without getting caught up in clichés, to unearth original ore in the same old vein. Further East/Further West (available only in download form) is a companion album to 2005's East/West, culling material from the same two gigs: four-night stands at the Village Vanguard (December, 2003) and Oakland's Yoshi's (May, 2004), respectively.

Bill Frisell - Quartet (1996)  

Posted by bakuman at July 29, 2010
Bill Frisell - Quartet (1996)

Bill Frisell - Quartet (1996)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Nonesuch | SM + HF + FS

With his indelible, elastic tone, restless curiosity, and open-eared approach to music beyond the traditional corridors of jazz, guitarist Bill Frisell is among the most prolific and continually surprising improvisers alive. Quartet is built around a typically inventive, typically off-centered Frisell lineup including Ron Miles (trumpet, piccolo trumpet), Eyvind Kang (violin, tuba), and Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) who draw from a sonorous palette. By avoiding a conventional rhythm section and piano, Frisell and his confederates create a group sound with the intimacy of small jazz group while tapping the timbres of chamber music; the material (which includes pieces composed for a TV special built around friend Gary Larson's "Far Side" cartoons) is equally beyond category

Bill Frisell - Disfarmer (2009) {Nonesuch}  

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 22, 2009
Bill Frisell - Disfarmer (2009) {Nonesuch}

Bill Frisell - Disfarmer (2009) {Nonesuch}
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Jazz / Guitar / Beyond Jazz / Film Scores

Disfarmer was an outsider artist who became famous for his Depression-era photographs of families, farmers, and individuals around his hometown of Heber Springs, AK. This 2009 Nonesuch CD by Bill Frisell is the score commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts to accompany a retrospective of the artist's work. Frisell and producer Lee Townsend assembled the guitarist's "country" band for the occasion: violinist Jenny Scheinman, bassist Viktor Krauss, and steel guitarist and mandolinist Greg Leisz. There are 26 cues in this score–sparse, skeletally melodic variations on old-timey parlor music, country blues, and country music, with a few, such as "That's All Right, Mama," done as fusions of hillbilly boogie and square dance music. There's also a version of Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" that's a showcase for the atmospheric power of Leisz's steel guitar, which adds to the melodic shades of the tune. Most of this set, however, falls into moody, extremely minimal music that is haunting in nature–much like the figure of Disfarmer himself, who scared many of the residents of Heber Springs with his strange and imposing presence.

Bill Frisell - Nashville  

Posted by georgebukki at Jan. 27, 2009
Bill Frisell - Nashville

Bill Frisell - Nashville
1995 | Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | mp3 320kbps | 153MB

Bill Frisell is a notable exception. Among jazz guitarists, Frisell is unique in his exploitation of variable timbre. Frisell's sound swells and breathes like a saxophonist's (interestingly, Frisell played clarinet as a child). In many ways his sound is reminiscent of a pedal steel guitar. And although his work is steeped in jazz, Frisell is a man of catholic tastes. His music includes characteristics of rock, country, and bluegrass, among various other styles. Such liberality explains his willingness to expand his tonal palette beyond that of the typical jazz guitarist. Where so many conventional jazz guitarists define themselves by how many notes they can play, Frisell has carved a niche by virtue of his sound. His ability as an original, lyrical player of melody combines with a unique (if much imitated) sound to make him one of the most singular musicians of his generation.
Paul Bley / John Surman / Bill Frisell / Paul Motian - The Paul Bley Quartet (1987) {ECM 1365} [Re-Up]

Paul Bley / John Surman / Bill Frisell / Paul Motian - The Paul Bley Quartet (1987) {ECM 1365}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

This 1987 date teams the iconoclastic pianist with guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Paul Motian, and British saxophonist John Surman. While it's easy to argue that, with Manfred Eicher's icy, crystalline production, this was a stock date for both the artists and the label, that argument would be flat wrong. Bley was looking for a new lyricism in his own playing and in his compositions. He was coming from a different place than the large harmonies offered by augmented and suspended chords and writing for piano trios. The other band members – two other extremely lyrical improvisers in Surman and Frisell.