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Bill Frisell

Jazz Rock/Fusion

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3.32 | 9 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. No Man's Land - 6:40
2. Someone in My Backyard - 2:45
3. Rag - 4:00
4. Is That You? - 6:50
5. The Way Home - 6:00
6. Twenty Years - 2:43
7. Chain of Fools (Covay) - 3:30
8. Hello Nellie - 4:07
9. The Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini, Mercer) - 3:35
10. Yuba City (Horvitz)- 5:42
11. Half a Million - 4:00
12. Hope and Fear - 1:06

Total Time 49:33

Line-up / Musicians

- Bill Frisell: electric and acoustic guitars, bass, banjo, ukulele, clarinet
- Wayne Horvitz: keyboards, drum programming, momentary bass
- Joey Baron: drums
- Dave Hofstra: tuba on 4 & 8, bass on 7

Releases information

LP Elektra Nonesuch Records (USA 1990)
CD Elektra Nonesuch Records (USA 1990)

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BILL FRISELL Is That You? ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars Whenever I hear a Bill Frisell album, it gives me the image of Snakefinger playing fusion. I can't quite place why, perhaps it is the angular approach both guitarists have toward their music, perhaps it's something in the tone. Neither is a speed demon on the instrument, but each has developed a distinctive style of their own.

Frisell's compositions here are mostly jams and solo pieces, based on some cool, but odd sounding riffs. Keyboardist Wayne Horvitz seems to be perfectly suited to Frisell's weird form of fusion, easily weaving his way around the guitar solos.

My only complaint, and it applies to most of the Frisell albums I've heard, is that he limits himself to a very small range of guitar tones, making many of his songs sound the same.

But hus version of Chain Of Fools should not be missed.

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