Bill Frisell

Music IS (19075815002)

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Music IS

Bill Frisell



GEN 152405




CD 10,50 €

If ever there was an album title to reflect the infinite potential of an art form that has occupied most of Frisell's life, it's "Music IS".

Frisell's second solo guitar release of its kind (Silent Comedy (Tzadik, 2013) was an alternate approach to solo guitar, recorded in real time with no overdubs or other post-production), "Music IS" comes eighteen years after the similar approach of Ghost Town (Nonesuch, 2000), itself released seventeen years following his 1983 ECM Records leader debut, In Line (that album split, half and half, between occasionally overdubbed solo tracks and duets with bassist Andersen).

"Music IS" deserves consideration as both a career high point and a masterpiece of solo guitar. It's also proof that some artists can still, even forty years after their major label debut and with over 250 recorded appearances, release albums destined to become modern classics.
electric & acoustic guitar, loops, bass, ukelele, music boxes

Recorded at Flora Recordings and Playback, Portland, Oregon
August 23-27. 2017


01. Pretty Stars
02. Winslow Homer
03. Change in the Air
04. What Do You Want?
05. Thankful
06. Ron Carter
07. Think About it
08. In Line
09. Rambler
10. The Pioneers
11. Monica Jane
12. Miss You
13. Go Happy Lucky
14. Kentucky Derby
15. Made to Shine
16. Rambler (Alternate Version) (Bonus Track)