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Bill Frisell

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4.10 | 10 ratings | 1 reviews | 40% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Is it Sweet? - 5:05
2. Strange Meeting - 6:18
3. Jimmy Carter (Part 1) - 2:03
4. Jimmy Carter (Part 2) - 5:22
5. This Land - 3:15
6. Dog Eat Dog - 4:17
7. Amarillo Barbados - 4:13
8. Monica Jane - 4:59
9. Resistor - 6:56
10. Julius Hemphill - 9:53
11. Unscientific Americans - 0:46
12. Cartoon - 6:22
13. Rag - 4:18
14. Tag (Frisell, Baron) - 1:45

Total Time 65:28

Line-up / Musicians

- Bill Frisell: guitar
- Don Byron: clarinet and bass clarinet
- Billy Drewes: alto saxophone
- Curtis Fowlkes: trombone
- Kermit Driscoll: electric and acoustic basses
- Joey Baron: drums

Releases information

CD: Nonesuch 9 79316-2 (US)

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BILL FRISELL This Land ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
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Review by snobb
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4 stars Another absolutely great Frisell's album. Recorded with Bill's regular rhythm section (bassist Kermit Driscoll and drummer Joey Baron), there collaborates brass trio on this album as well. It gave very nostalgic atmosphere to Frisell's usual sound - jazz fusion with country & western and American folk elements.

Down tempo atmosphere music is full of brass Americana. From Dixie to country orchestras, but no kitsch there presented at all. Very bright, optimistic and ,what is most important, tasteful music. Drummer Joey Baron is long time John Zorn collaborator and Masada's member, so no strange, this album sounds as countryside Masada. Not original Masada, klezmer-based New York down-town urban avant jazz, but Americana-based country avant-jazz.

This interesting and original mix sounds vintage and very fresh at the same time. Frisell's guitar technique was always very personal, no exceptions here. Very usual sound in very unusual combination - it could be accessible listening for many listeners. But it is not your regular guitar-led jazz-rock, no way.

Not less than 4+.

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