Bill Frisell History, Mystery (Live) (2-CD)

History, Mystery (Live) (2-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: May 12, 2008
  • Label: Nonesuch

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - p.85
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Frisell's melodies and moods have an easy appeal, from the Gypsy lull of 'Probability Cloud' to the Copland-esque moments of 'Boo And Scout.'"
JazzTimes - p.101
"Bill Frisell's spare, mysterioso chordal voicings are as evocative and haunting as the intriguing black-and-white Farm Security Administration photos from the '40s that grace the front and back covers of HISTORY, MYSTERY."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Imagination - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 2.Probability Cloud - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 3.Probability Cloud Part 2 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 4.Out of Body - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 5.Struggle - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 6.Momentary Suspension of Doubt, A - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 7.Onward - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 8.Baba Drame - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 9.What We Need - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 10.Change Is Gonna Come, A - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 11.Jackie-Ing - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 12.Show Me - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 13.Boo and Scout - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 14.Struggle Part 2 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 15.Heal - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 16.Another Momentary Suspension of Doubt - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 17.Probability Cloud - (with Bill Frisell)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Monroe - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 2.Lazy Robinson - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 3.Question #1 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 4.Answer #1 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 5.Faces - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 6.Sub-Conscious Lee - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 7.Monroe Part 2 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 8.Question #2 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 9.Lazy Robinson Part 2 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 10.What We Need Part 2 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 11.Waltz For Baltimore - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 12.Answer #2 - (with Bill Frisell)
  • 13.Monroe Part 3 - (with Bill Frisell)

Product Description:

Personnel: Bill Frisell (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, loops); Jenny Scheinman (violin); Eyvind Kang (viola); Hank Roberts (cello); Greg Tardy (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Ron Miles (cornet); Tony Scherr (bass instrument); Kenny Wollesen (drums).
Audio Mixers: Adam Mu¤oz; Shawn Pierce.
Liner Note Authors: Jim Woodring; Bill Frisell.
Recording information: Avast Studios, Seattle, WA (??/2002-05/2007); Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA (??/2002-05/2007); Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH (??/2002-05/2007); Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC (??/2002-05/2007).
Editor: Adam Mu¤oz.
Photographers: Jack Delano ; Monica Frisell; Walker Evans.
Guitar maestro Bill Frisell outdoes himself in ambition and diversity on the two-disc HISTORY, MYSTERY. Performing with a rich string-laden octet, the artist threads together 30 tracks, some of which derive from his collaboration with cartoonist Jim Woodring entitled "Mysterio Sympatico," and others drawn from the music Frisell composed for the NPR series STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE LAND.
As always, Frisell's eclectic style freely blends genres together, mixing chamber music with free jazz, front porch Americana with high-minded atmospherics. Three covers-Thelonious Monk's "Jackie-ing," Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come," and Boubacar Traore's "Baba Drame"-complement Frisell's originals. By turns moody and celebratory, playful and soulful, challenging and eminently listenable, HISTORY, MYSTERY is another fine entry in this singular artist's excellent discography.

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