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CD Ghost Town [Bill Frisell]
Alternative Press (7/00, p.94) - 3 out of 5 - "...Bizarre....gradually emerging as an almost airtight, emotionally barricaded sonic universe....This is not hillbilly music; rather, it is music intended to evoke 'hillbilly culture' to those who have never left a major city..."The Wire (5/00, p.69) - "...His first solo guitar album....Frisell tinkers with [Hank] William's 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' and the Gershwin's 'My Man's Gone Now' from PORGY AND BESS, 2 eternal songs which he expertly picks away at like a hungry buzzard until only the bare bones remain."CMJ (3/27/00, p.23) - "...A milestone in the career of a true innovator - enchanting as anything he has done and a clear window into his muse."Down Beat (8/00, p.27) - Ranked #3 Jazz Album in Downbeat "Critics Poll 2000".Down Beat (6/00, pp.69-70) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...So immaculately layered and natural sounding that you can't imagine any other guitarist duplicating it....painting Frisell as the contented, beauty-worshipping man he is."JazzTimes (8/00, pp.91-2) - "...[He] is like a painter dealing with guitaristic layers....Spare as the setting is, [he] invests a lively world feeling behind economic material....[It] is the polar opposite of background music....he's the friendly guitar anti-hero of our time."No Depression (3-4/00, p.113) - "...a lyrical Utopia where the one-of-a-kind guitarist can indulge his love of glowing heartland melodies in splendid isolation....The bright, vibrant sound...from his layered picking and strumming lights up the room..."
CD The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs
CD Slingshot Professionals
Uncut (6/03, p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...His lap-guitar style is exemplary, his voice has a heartfelt, rich patina and the backing musicians, including Bill Frisell on electric guitar, create a folk-jazz accompaniment of almost spiritual empathy..."Living Blues (6/03, p.88) - "...A timeless collection of low-key acoustic abstractions....Electric guitar genius Bill Frisell contributes gentle riffs to the album, while drummer Scott Amendola adds thoughtful percussive elements..."
CD The Sweetest Punch: The Songs of Costello and Bacharach
Rolling Stone (9/30/99, p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[revives] the master's dynamic orchestrations and elegant drifts and still [moves] forward. Eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell offers a debonair solution on this set of arrangements..."Entertainment Weekly (10/15/99, p.83) - "...Frisell turns an intriguing concept into a lovely and mostly instrumental project....[His] attitude toward idiom is slippery and generous." - Rating: B+CMJ (11/1/99, p.30) - "...Bill Frisell set out to record a full band interpretation of [Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello's] PAINTED FROM MEMORY using a cast of stars....Frisell's distinctly different versions bear the leader's stamp both as a player and as an arranger."JazzTimes (12/99, pp.147-8) - "...Frisell works up soulful, horn chart-laced readings of the songs, with such comrades as drummer Brian Blades, Don Byron, Ron Miles, and Curtis Fowlkes....This is brainy music...with beauty in mind, which makes the like-minded closet romantic Frisell a perfect match."
DVD Jazz Masters from the Guitar Show - Vol. 1
CD Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films
CD Arkadia Jazz: The Stars of Jazz, Vol. 1
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