Bill Frisell

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.
Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon A Star (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon A Star (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:31 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In When You Wish Upon a Star, guitarist Bill Frisell draws upon the classic film and television music we have heard on screen and how it shapes and informs our emotional relationships to what we see. Frisell, whose own music has been featured in major motion pictures like Finding Forrester and The Million Dollar Hotel performs with singer Petra Haden, violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, and drummer Rudy Royston.
Bill Frisell - Richter 858 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Bill Frisell - Richter 858
SACD ISO (2.0): 1,79 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 790 MB | Full Artwork: 110 MB
Label/Cat#: Songlines # SGL SA1551-2 | Country/Year: Canada 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Rock, Avant-Garde, Jazz | Style: Modern Classical, Ambient Rock, Jazz Guitar

"The music from Richter 858 was originally commissioned and recorded to accompany a book of paintings by Gerhard Richter, which was only available in limited quantities back in 2002. Tony Reif of Songlines decided to rescue the recordings from obscurity, and re-released them in early 2005. The band is Frisell on guitar and delay, Eyvind Kang on viola, Jenny Scheinman on violin, and Frisell's old bandmate Hank Roberts on cello. The pieces were directly inspired by a specific painting, and recorded live to two-track with no editing or overdubs."
Bill Frisell - Guitar In The Space Age! (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Bill Frisell - Guitar In The Space Age! (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 55:13 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

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 - Good Dog, Happy Man (1999) {Nonesuch} [Repost]

Bill Frisell - Good Dog, Happy Man (1999) {Nonesuch}
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© 1999 Nonesuch | 7559 79536-2
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 - Unspeakable (2004) {Nonesuch Records}  

Posted by ruskaval at July 21, 2010
Bill Frisell - Unspeakable (2004) {Nonesuch Records}

Bill Frisell - Unspeakable (2004) {Nonesuch Records}
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© 2004 Nonesuch Records / WEA | 7559-79828-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Guitar Jazz


Bill Frisell - Unspeakable (2004) {Nonesuch Records}

On UNSPEAKABLE, Bill Frisell blends his distinctively lush, cerebral guitar style with the easy feel of his 1990s Americana-themed albums and a bit of the avant-garde sensibility of his '80s work, while never directly referencing either of these phases. In fact, the overall sound of UNSPEAKABLE is something new for Frisell–with a few notable exceptions, the record leans toward groove-heavy jams. The presence of horns, Adam Dorn's synthesizer, and the 858 Strings (a violin/viola/cello trio employed throughout the album for accent and effect) brings to mind, at times, the orchestrated, cinematic funk of '70s-era Isaac Hayes ("White Fang"), and, at others, '60s lounge music ("Del Close").

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.
Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell - Angel Song (1997) {ECM 1607}

Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell - Angel Song (1997) {ECM 1607}
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© 1997 ECM Records | ECM 1607
Jazz / Post Bop / Chamber Jazz / Trumpet

Kenny Wheeler is among the most lyrically commanding yet daring of modern trumpeters. There's a palpable ease of execution, and a poignant human quality, to his distinctive timbre, as on the title tune where his fluttering descents into the lower register, the cracked yet powerful vocal inflections, and the sudden emission of high harmonics suggest a whistling column of air slowly leaking from a balloon. And from the moody Spanish tinge of "Present Past" to the raga-ish Nordic gravity of "Unti," alto player Lee Konitz matches Wheeler's lyric ease with a singing sound and rhythmic buoyancy all his own.
Ginger Baker, Charlie Haden, Bill Frisell - Falling off the Roof (1995) {Atlantic 82900-2}

Ginger Baker, Charlie Haden, Bill Frisell - Falling off the Roof (1995) {Atlantic 82900-2}
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© 1995 Atlantic / WEA | 82900-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Art Rock

There are a whole lotta musicians who would kill for a resumé like that of peripatetic drummer Ginger Baker: member of Cream and Blind Faith, bandmate of Fela Kuti, survivor of a drum showdown with Elvin Jones, olive farmer, polo player, born-again jazzer (his '95 trio recording, Going Back Home, certified his abilities).

Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon A Star (2016) {OKeh}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 29, 2016
Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon A Star (2016) {OKeh}

Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon A Star (2016) {OKeh}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 413MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

When You Wish Upon A Star, the latest project from legendary Grammy-winning guitarist/composer Bill Frisell via OKeh Records. Comprised of music from iconic film and television scores, the LP is conceived not only as homage, but as a celebration of music-making with long time collaborators and their collective commitment to refined interpretation of material.