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4.00 | 14 ratings | 1 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Disfarmer Theme
2. Lonely Man
3. Lost, Night
4. Farmer
5. Focus
6. Peter Miller's Discovery
7. That's Alright, Mama
8. Little Girl
9. Little Boy
10. No One Gets In
11. Lovesick Blues
12. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
13. Shutter, Dream
14. Exposed
15. The Wizard
16. Think
17. Drink
18. Play
19. I Am Not a Farmer
20. Small Town
21. Arkansas (Part 1)
22. Arkansas (Part 2)
23. Arkansas (Part 3)
24. Lost Again, Dark
25. Natural Light
26. Did You See Him?

TRT 1:11:28

Line-up / Musicians

Bill Frisell - electric and acoustic guitars, loops, music boxes
Greg Leisz - steel guitars, mandolin
Jenny Scheinman - violin
Viktor Krauss - bass

Releases information

Recorded at Avast Studio, Seattle (February, '08) and Sound Emporium, Nashville (May, '08)
Nonesuch Records,

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BILL FRISELL Disfarmer ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by snobb
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4 stars Frisell's Disfarmer is 26-songs long album! Usually I like this artist and with interest listen to every his new work. He can be very traditional and very non-expectable, you never know what to wait from every his new album.

Album's opener, Disfarmer's Theme, sounds cold, heavy, almost aggressive with distorted guitar and repetitive rhythmic structures. Almost like Trey Gunn's stick on some his solo, TU or KTU works. Wow, Frisell goes hardcore, remembering Naked City?

No, he doesn't. From second song you will return to classic Frisell's mid tempo lazy atmosphere of jazzy americana. Melodic compositions, plenty of emotional and nostalgic elements, funny "That's All Right, Mama" version. Slowly, song by song Frisell falling from a bit more cool fusion to his bluegrass influenced waters. Second album's part is often more nice melodic instrumental music, not even jazz fusion.

Nothing unusual, many Frisell previous works are recorded in similar key. The only possible minus of this, fresh work - the album is obviously too long. Really nice, but very classic to Bill, compositions, in fact absolutely nothing new, just old good music. But - 26 songs? Too much in one place even for fans.

My rating - 3,5, rounded to 4.

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