Bill Frisell’s ‘East/West’

Bill Frisell‘s ‘East/West’ is his eighteenth (but his first double and first live) album recorded on December 9, 2003 and May 11, 2004 and released in 2005 by Elektra Nonesuch.

Track Listing : 1.I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) – 08:00 . 2.Blues For Los Angeles (Bill Frisell) – 11:09 . 3.Shenandoah (Traditional) – 012:05 . 4.Boubacar (Bill Frisell) – 6:22 . 5.Pipe Down (Bill Frisell) – 10:50 . 6.A Hard Rain’S A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) – 011:49 . 7.My Man’S Gone Now (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 03:48 . 8.The Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 09:20 . 9.You Can Run (Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen) – 00:51 . 10.Ron Carter (Bill Frisell) – 13:59 . 11.Interlude (Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen) – 01:39 . 12.Goodnight Irene (Huddie Ledbetter, John A. Lomax) – 08:57 . 13.The Vanguard (Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen) – 04:44 . 14.People (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 04:29 . 15.Crazy (Willie Nelson) – 04:31 . 16.Tennessee Flat Top Box (Johnny Cash) – 02:28

Musicians : Kenny Wollesen – Drums . Viktor Krauss – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6) . Tony Scherr – Bass, Acoustic Guitar On (7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 – 16)

Production : Produced By Lee Townsend . Jonathan Chi – Assistant Engineer . Claudia Engelhart – Engineer . Jon Evans – Editing . Mantis Evar – Assistant Engineer . Tucker Martine – Engineer, Mixing . Greg Calbi – Mastering

Package : Monica Frisell – Photography . Ralph Gibson – Photography, Portraits . Barbara De Wilde – Design

Recorded December 9, 2003 And May 11, 2004 At Yoshi’S In Oakland, California And At The Village Vanguard In New York City.

Released 2005 By Elektra Nonesuch.

(Source East/West | Bill Frisell – Official Site)

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PopMatters
Bill Frisell is by nature a restless and experimental musician, even if he loves to make you swoon. These trios would seem to be his home bases, one on each edge of the continent that his music so ably summarizes. And these two records sound perfect then: the view from home of one of our greatest musical travelers. […]

JazzTimes
Coming off last year’s trifling Unspeakable, it’s great to hear Frisell tackle a similar groove-based concept and hit harder and more memorably […]

BBC
The guitarist is now entering an unpredictable career phase, where each new album is embarking on a different journey, sometimes delving back to prior concernsand sometimes looking for new adventures. […]

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