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Bill Frisell - Unspeakable CD (album) cover


Bill Frisell


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.90 | 20 ratings

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3 stars Unspeakable finds Frisell push the boundaries towards further non-jazz explorations. Guitar playing is so understated that you need to search for exciting guitar moments that you would expect from a proficient jazz guitar player. Frisell lets flow dictate music; there are multiple modern rhythms, landscapes and moods. First impression may categorize the record as electronica/down-tempo however we have real instruments here. Maybe it's the producer's lion share (Hal Willner) who's been in the Frisell's world for a long time. and brings things like turntables. I have to acknowledge clever beats and modern shine of this record. Percussion and drums are certainly on the highlights. I was expecting more presence and prominence by the Frisell's guitar. One exception is an energetic guitar track "Tony". Apart from this, you can classify Frisell as man of the guitar effects and layers on that album. Recommended to open modern sound fusion enthusiasts, not so much to typical jazz/fusion listeners.
sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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