- Released: September 26, 2011
- Label: Savoy Jazz
Down Beat - p.864 stars out of 5
-- "Overall, this is lovely stuff....The real improv here is in the subtly shifting timbre of the ensemble."
JazzTimes - p.48
"Frisell opens the disc with a quiet, brooding 'Across the Universe,' all sparkling harmonics, delicate cymbals and tender chording."
- 1.Across the Universe
- 3.Nowhere Man
- 5.Please, Please Me
- 6.You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
- 7.Hold On (Hold On John)
- 8.In My Life
- 9.Come Together
- 12.# 9 Dream
- 14.Beautiful Boy
- 16.Give Peace a Chance
Personnel: Bill Frisell (guitar); Greg Leisz (acoustic guitar, steel guitar); Jenny Scheinman (violin); Kenny Wollesen (drums).
Audio Mixer: Adam Mu¤oz.
Liner Note Author: Bill Frisell.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA.
Photographer: Monica Frisell.
Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell delves into the music of John Lennon with 2011's All We Are Saying.... A longtime fan of the Beatles singer/songwriter, Frisell (along with violinist Jenny Scheinman, guitarist Greg Leisz, bassist Tony Scherr, and drummer Kenny Wollesen) tackles such classics as "Across the Universe," "Imagine," "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," "Julia," "Beautiful Boy," and others. Hewing closely to Lennon's original versions, Frisell and company find ways to explore the melodies and emotional content of Lennon's songs without overtly changing the harmonic content of the material.