Newvelle Records’ taste seems to be flawless.
Every guitarist should listen carefully to this album. And then maybe some Johnny Smith.
A baker’s dozen of recordings worth hearing . . . maybe even owning.
One marvels at Bill Frisell’s improvisations, which can be both surprising and songful.
Bill Frisell and his quartet performed a program of well-worn American hits whose juxtapositions allowed you to make your own cross-references and draw your own conclusions.
For fans of jazz, world music, Americana — in short, for fans of all the genres guitarist Bill Frisell has explored over the past decade — “East/West” is a must.