News & Reviews
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Bill Frisell launches an 11-city European tour featuring the music of his last Nonesuch album, Disfarmer, in Hamburg, Germany, tonight. Joining him on tour are steel-guitar player Greg Leisz, bassist Viktor Krauss, and violinist Carrie Rodriquez. In the multimedia piece, inspired by the life, work, and subjects of eccentric photographer Mike Disfarmer, projected images of Disfarmer's portraits illuminate Frisell's musical perspectives on this fascinating character.
- Monday, May 3, 2010
Bill Frisell Begins Two-Week Residency at New York's Village Vanguard; Film Featuring His Music Opens at Hot Docs Festival
Bill Frisell is in New York City this week to begin a two-week residency at the Village Vanguard. This week's line-up features the Bill Frisell Trio, with Eyvind Kang on violin and Rudy Royston on drums. Next week, Frisell leads his 858 Quartet, with Kang returning on violin, Jenny Scheinman on violin as well, and Hank Roberts joining on cello. Tonight, Portrait of a Man, a new documentary film featuring Frisell's music, receives its international premiere at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.
About this Album
The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.
On this Wayne Horvitz-produced set, Frisell plays bass, banjo, ukulele and clarinet, along with guitar. He performs original compositions as well as takes on Henry Mancini’s “The Days of Wine and Roses” and Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.”
Bill Frisell, guitars, bass, banjo, ukelele, clarinet
Wayne Horvitz, keyboards, drum programming, momentary bass
Joey Baron, drums
Dave Hofstra, tuba (4,8), bass (7)
Produced by Wayne Horvitz
Recorded at Ironwood Studios, Seattle, August 1989
Engineer: Jay Follette
Mixed at Skyline Studios, New York City, January 1990
Engineer: Roger Moutenot
Assistant Engineer: Jon Goldberger
All songs by Bill Frisell except track 7 by Don Covay, track 9 by Henry Mancini, track 10 by Yuba City
Art direction and design: Manhattan Design
Photography: Stephen Frailey
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz