Frisell, Bill

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Before We Were Born
Used - LP - 60843
Very Hard To Find 1989 Original Pressed On Pure Virgin Vinyl. A Very Intriguing And Colorful Set Of Eccentric Music. Small Saw Cut, Small Center Spine Split, Light Corner Crease (Hence Price). LP Appears Unplayed. more
Before We Were Born
New - LP - 60843-1
Sealed, Very Hard To Find 1989 Original Pressed On Pure Virgin Vinyl. Small Saw Cut. Custom Album Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. “Bill Frisell Has Been One Of The Most Unique Jazz-Based Guitarists Of The 1980s And '90s, A Very Eclectic Player Who Can Switch Styles And Sounds On A Moment's Notice, Yet Is Always Quite Distinctive. On This Atmospheric And Picturesque Set, Frisell Uses His Regular Quartet Of The Time (Cellist Hank Roberts, Bassist Kermit Driscoll And Drummer Joey Baron) On Some Selections, But Also Interacts With Fellow Guitarist Arto Lindsay, Keyboardist Peter Scherer And, On "Some Song And Dance," Baritonist Doug Wieselman And Both Julius Hemphill And Billy Drewes On Altos. A Special Highlight Is The Episodic "Hard Plains Drifter," Which Has This As A Subtitle: "As I Take My Last Breath And The Noose Grows Tight, The Incredible Events Of The Past Three Days Flash Before My Eyes." A Very Intriguing And Colorful Set Of Eccentric Music” Scott Yanow, AMG. more
Big Sur
New - LP - 88883 71738 1
Sealed 2013 180gm 2LP Gatefold Original. “Bill Frisell's Big Sur, On Sony's Resurrected Okeh Imprint, Collects 19 Individual Pieces In A Suite Commissioned By The Monterey Jazz Festival. He Spent Ten Days In Retreat At Big Sur's Glen Deven Ranch, Where He Composed Most Of It. His Band On This Date Includes His 858 Quartet -- Jenny Scheinman: Violin; Eyvind Kang: Viola; Hank Roberts: Cello-- And His Drummer Rudy Royston; Kang And Royston Are From His Beautiful Dreamers Group, Making This An Unorthodox String Quartet With Drums. Those Drums Not Only Keep Things Grounded And Earthy, They Add Force, Dimension, And Dynamics Even On The Ballads. As Is Typical For Frisell's Ensembles, It's Not About Soloing So Much For These Players -- Though All Are Given Opportunities -- As The Strength Of The Work Through The Voice Of The Group, With Frisell's Guitar As The Unifying Factor.” – Thom Jurek, AMG more
Good Dog Happy Man
Used - LP - 79536
Mint, Unplayed 2LP 180gm HQ Original Housed In A Deluxe Gatefold Jacket With Bonus CD Of Complete Album. Comes With The Outer Baggy. Bill Frisell's Release Good Dog, Happy Man Further Explores The Musical Ideas Expressed In Two Previous Recordings For Nonesuch, Nashville (1997) And Gone, Just Like A Train (1998). Good Dog, Happy Man Reunites Guitarist/Composer Frisell With The Rhythm Section Featured On Gone, Just Like A Train, Bassist Viktor Krauss And Drummer Jim Keltner, As Well As Multi-Instrumentalist Greg Leisz (Joni Mitchell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, K.D. Lang) On Dobro, Mandolin, Weissenborn, National Steel Guitar And Lap And Pedal Steel Guitars, And Wayne Horvitz (Zony Mash, Naked City, The President) On Hammond B-3 Organ. more
Good Dog Happy Man
New - LP - 79536
Sealed, Out Of Print 2009 2LP 180gm HQ Original Housed In A Deluxe Gatefold Jacket With Bonus CD Of Complete Album. Bill Frisell's Release Good Dog, Happy Man Further Explores The Musical Ideas Expressed In Two Previous Recordings For Nonesuch, Nashville (1997) And Gone, Just Like A Train (1998). Good Dog, Happy Man Reunites Guitarist/Composer Frisell With The Rhythm Section Featured On Gone, Just Like A Train, Bassist Viktor Krauss And Drummer Jim Keltner, As Well As Multi-Instrumentalist Greg Leisz (Joni Mitchell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, K.D. Lang) On Dobro, Mandolin, Weissenborn, National Steel Guitar And Lap And Pedal Steel Guitars, And Wayne Horvitz (Zony Mash, Naked City, The President) On Hammond B-3 Organ. more
Guitar In The Space Age
New - LP - MOVLP1264
Sealed, Out Of Print 2014 180gm Original. On This Album Frisell Mines The Catalog Of The Guitar-Based Music From The 1950s And 1960s That First Inspired Him To Pick Up The Instrument. Joining Frisell For This Album Of Musical Memories Are The Members Of His Working Trio, Bassist Tony Scherr And Drummer Kenny Wollesen, Along With Frequent Collaborator Greg Liesz, A Master Of Lap And Pedal Steel Guitars. This Superb Quartet Explores The Music Of Pete Seeger, The Byrds, Junior Wells, Rock Pioneers Duane Eddy, Link Wray And The Kinks, Surf Music Legends The Beach Boys, Dick Dale, The Ventures And The Astronauts, And Country Music Stars Chet Atkins, Speedy West, Jimmy Bryant And Merle Travis, With Frisell's Own Compositions Sprinkled In. more
Guitar In The Space Age!
New Import - MOVLP1264
Sealed, Latest Run Of The 2014 Music On Vinyl Reissue. "Guitar In The Space Age! Finds Guitarist Bill Frisell Going Back In Time To The Guitar Music Of The Country, Surf, Blues, And Early Rock & Roll Of The Late 1950s Through The Mid-'60s: The Music That Initially Inspired Him. His Band -- Greg Leisz On Guitar And Pedal Steel, Drummer/Vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen, And Bassist Tony Scherr -- Are All Longtime Associates. Though Most Of These Songs Are Classics -- There Are Two Originals -- Frisell Reimagines Them In A Jazzman's Context While Remaining Faithful To Familiar Presentations. This Is Demonstrated Amply On The Opening Surf Nugget "Pipeline." Rather Than Go Straight For The Jugular The Way Most (Gimmicky) Remakes Do, He Slows Its Pace By Half And Focuses On The Intricate Melody At Work, Slightly Skewing Its Rhythmic Attack Toward Moody Post-bop Swing. Pete Seeger's "Turn, Turn, Turn" Mirrors The Byrds' Version With Its Guitar Jangle, But Also Blurs The Space Between Folk's Simple Presentation, Rock & Roll's Hooky Harmonies, And Jazz's Nuance. Junior Wells' "Messin' With The Kid" Contains Some Of The Swaggering Boogie Of The Original, But There's More Restrained Precision In Frisell's Staccato Playing, As Well As An Intense Wah-Wah Groove; It's At A Low Boil Rather Than A Roiling One. Brian Wilson's "Surfer Girl" Asks The Question As To Why The Beach Boys' Famed Composer Doesn't Get The Interpretive Treatment From Jazzmen That Other Pop Acts Of The Era Do. Link Wray's "Rumble" Gets The Serious Wailing Blues-Cum-Surf Workout It's Always Deserved, With An Orgy Of Tremolo And Reverb Reflecting Its Debt To The Composer. "Rebel Rouser" Reveals More Clearly Than Any Other Version Its Lyric Inspiration -- "When The Saints Go Marching In" -- Without Giving Up The Strutting Twang. The Intro To "Baja" -- Lee Hazlewood's 1963 Hit For The Astronauts -- With Leisz On Alternate Lead Guitar Showcases Remarkable Interplay With Multi-Textured Dynamics And Popping Rock & Roll Drums. "Reflections From The Moon" And "Bryant's Boogie," By Instrumental Country Duo Speedy West And Jimmy Bryant, Respectively, Shine In Their Hard-Swinging Jazz Syncopations And Advanced Harmonics. The Closer Is An Absolutely Majestic Version Of Joe Meek's "Telstar," With Leisz's Pedal Steel Extrapolating On Frisell's Gorgeous Articulation Of The Melody. Scherr Wraps His Bass Between The Two As Wollesen Simultaneously Swings And Rocks. Guitar In The Space Age! Is A Joyous Recording. Far From An Exercise In Mere Nostalgia, It Reveals New Reasons As To Why These Tunes Are Eternal. Frisell And His Collaborators Understood Exactly What They Were Going For, And It Sounds Like They Had A Hell Of A Great Time Getting There." AMG Review By Thom Jurek. more
In Line
Used - LP - ECM 1241 / 2301 241
1983 German Textured Cover Original Featuring Arild Andersen. Glossy, Unplayed Condition. First Copy We Have Had In Stock In Twelve Years. more
Lookout For Hope
Used - LP - 833 495
Very Hard To Find 1988 Original Pressed On Quiex Type Virgin Vinyl. Appears Unplayed. more
Lookout For Hope
New - LP - 833 495-1
Sealed, Very Hard To Find 1988 Original. Small Saw Cut. “Bill Frisell's Early Work Even In Its Retrospectively Rawest Form Holds All Of The Values That He Has Evinced Through His Entire Career. Country And Eastern Sounds Merge With A Signature Sky Church Electric Approach That Is Unique Unto Only Himself. Lookout For Hope Brands Frisell As A Visionary, A Virtuoso, And A Fusioneer Of Many Sounds That Set Him Far Apart From Labelmates Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, And Terje Rypdal. While Both Frisell And Rypdal Give Giant Kudos To Jimi Hendrix, There Is A Sense Of Peace And Serenity That Puts Soulfulness On A Different Plane. Cellist Hank Roberts And Bassist Kermit Driscoll Have Much To Do With Giving Frisell His Head, Weaving Similar Silver Sounds In And Through Him. Then Add Joey Baron's Deft, Precise, And Colorful Drumming To Put The Exclamation Point On Frisell's New Approach To Improvised Music. Where The Haunting, Ringing, Rocking, Strident Sound Of Hendrix Is Resurrected And Modernized During The Title Selection, "Hang Dog" Has The Afro-Asian Minimalist Resonance Of Steve Reich Accented In 7/8 Time By Frisell's Banjo. Nods To Ornette Coleman's Puzzle-Pieced Surety On The Peppy Head Arrangement Of "The Animal Race" And The Twangy, Witty, Cartoonish Take Of Thelonious Monk's "Hackensack" Brands Frisell A True Maverick And Individualist. At Its Best, East And West Merge Someplace In Between During The Memorably Beautiful Overdubbed And Echoing Sounds On "Lonesome," While The Slight Yet Sincere Expectation Evinced On "Animal Prints" Is The Seamless And Alluring Alchemy Of Natural, Spiritual, And Ethereal. With Lookout For Hope, Bill Frisell Is Not So Much Setting Trends And Fashion As He Is Establishing A Fresh Sound, Utterly Unique From All Others, And Laying A Foundation For Many Things To Come.” Michael G. Nastos, AMG. more
Rambler
Used - LP - 1287
1985 Original Featuring Kenny Wheeler, Bob Stewart, Jerome Harris & Paul Motian. Pressed On Quiex Virgin Vinyl With Promo Sticker On Jacket. Glossy, Unplayed Condition. more
Rambler
Used - LP - 1287
1985 Original Still In Shrink Wrap Featuring Kenny Wheeler, Bob Stewart, Jerome Harris & Paul Motian. Pressed On 100% Virgin Vinyl. A Fine Showcase For An Utterly Unique Guitarist And One Of The Most Lively Outings In The Whole ECM Catalogue. Appears Unplayed. more
Rambler
Used - LP - 1287
1985 Original Still In Shrink Wrap With Promo Sticker On Jacket. Features Kenny Wheeler, Bob Stewart, Jerome Harris & Paul Motian. Pressed On 100% Virgin Vinyl. A Fine Showcase For An Utterly Unique Guitarist And One Of The Most Lively Outings In The Whole ECM Catalog. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Rambler
Used - LP - ECM 1287 / 25026-1 E
1985 Original Featuring Kenny Wheeler, Bob Stewart, Jerome Harris & Paul Motian. Pressed On 100% Virgin Vinyl. A Fine Showcase For An Utterly Unique Guitarist And One Of The Most Lively Outings In The Whole ECM Catalogue. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
When You Wish Upon A Star
Audiophile - LP - MOVLP1610
Sealed 2016 180gm 2LP Gatefold Original. When You Wish Upon A Star Features Bill Frisell's Arrangements And Interpretations Of "Music For Film And Television." Featuring Petra Haden, A Well Known Violinist And Singer, She Is Or Has Been A Member Of Several Bands Including: The Decemberists, Tito & Tarantula, That Dog And Contributed To Recordings By E.G. Beck, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Queens Of The Stone Age And Many More. She Is The Daughter Of The Late Bass Player Charlie Haden. more

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