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    Downtown Manhattan avant-garde luminaries Julius Hemphill, Arto Lindsey, and John Zorn join Frisell on his Nonesuch debut. Declared the New York Times: "By following through on the implications of his unfettered sounds, Mr. Frisell has made his best album."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Bill Frisell, banjo (2-5), acoustic and electric guitars
    Arto Lindsay, electric guitar (1, 7, 8), voice (8)
    Peter Scherer, keyboards (1, 7), drum programming (1), keyboard bass (8)
    Joey Baron, drums
    Hank Roberts, cello (2-5, 6), voice (6)
    Kermit Driscoll, electric bass (2-5, 6)
    Julius Hemphill, Billy Drewes, alto saxophone (2-5)
    Doug Wieselman, baritone saxophone (2-5)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Album produced by Lee Townsend
    Mastered by Greg Calbi

    Track 1, 7, 8 recorded at Skyline Studios, Platinum Island, and Creative Audio Recording, New York City, August 1988
    Recording and Mixing Engineer: Roger Moutenot
    Assistant Engineers: Pat Dillet, Oz Fritz, and Jason Baker
    Produced by Peter Scherer and Arto Lindsay

    Tracks 2-5 recorded at Power Station, New York City, September 1988
    Recording and Mixing Engineer: James Farber
    Assistant Engineer: Gary Solomon
    Produced by Lee Townsend

    Track 6 recorded at Sound on Sound Recording, New York City, September 1988
    Mixed at Skyline Studios, New York City
    Recording and Mixing Engineer: Roger Moutenot
    Assistant Engineers: Michael McMackin and Paul Angelli
    Produced by John Zorn

    All songs composed by Bill Frisell. Tracks 1, 7, 8 arr. Bill Frisell, Peter Scherer, and Arto Lindsay; tracks 2-5 arr. Bill Frisell; track 6 arr. John Zorn. Track 8 lyrics by Arto Lindsay.

    Art direction and design: Manhattan Design
    Cover photography by Laura Levine

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Release Date: 
Friday, March 24, 1989 (All day)
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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

60843

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Wednesday, March 1, 1989 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Bill Frisell
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075596084321BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075596084369
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Downtown Manhattan avant-garde luminaries Julius Hemphill, Arto Lindsey, and John Zorn join Frisell on his Nonesuch debut. Declared the New York Times: "By following through on the implications of his unfettered sounds, Mr. Frisell has made his best album."

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Downtown Manhattan avant-garde luminaries Julius Hemphill, Arto Lindsey, and John Zorn join Frisell on his Nonesuch debut. Declared the New York Times: "By following through on the implications of his unfettered sounds, Mr. Frisell has made his best album."

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Bill Frisell, banjo (2-5), acoustic and electric guitars
Arto Lindsay, electric guitar (1, 7, 8), voice (8)
Peter Scherer, keyboards (1, 7), drum programming (1), keyboard bass (8)
Joey Baron, drums
Hank Roberts, cello (2-5, 6), voice (6)
Kermit Driscoll, electric bass (2-5, 6)
Julius Hemphill, Billy Drewes, alto saxophone (2-5)
Doug Wieselman, baritone saxophone (2-5)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Album produced by Lee Townsend
Mastered by Greg Calbi

Track 1, 7, 8 recorded at Skyline Studios, Platinum Island, and Creative Audio Recording, New York City, August 1988
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Roger Moutenot
Assistant Engineers: Pat Dillet, Oz Fritz, and Jason Baker
Produced by Peter Scherer and Arto Lindsay

Tracks 2-5 recorded at Power Station, New York City, September 1988
Recording and Mixing Engineer: James Farber
Assistant Engineer: Gary Solomon
Produced by Lee Townsend

Track 6 recorded at Sound on Sound Recording, New York City, September 1988
Mixed at Skyline Studios, New York City
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Roger Moutenot
Assistant Engineers: Michael McMackin and Paul Angelli
Produced by John Zorn

All songs composed by Bill Frisell. Tracks 1, 7, 8 arr. Bill Frisell, Peter Scherer, and Arto Lindsay; tracks 2-5 arr. Bill Frisell; track 6 arr. John Zorn. Track 8 lyrics by Arto Lindsay.

Art direction and design: Manhattan Design
Cover photography by Laura Levine

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz