It’s rare to find a band that so naturally assimilates its individual voices to strike a collective palette.
This is a thoughtful, surprisingly moving, and extremely ambitious film, one that employs an innovative style and some unconventional pacing to explore an unusually complex philosophical and emotional landscape.
Leave it to guitarist Bill Frisell — he always knows where the musical goodies are to be found.
These records are filled with music from some of the most intriguing and, indeed, sought after, jazz musicians playing today.
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. By James Marcus Will the real Bill Frisell please stand up? It’s a question his admirers have been asking with increasing frequency over the past […]