Bill Frisell ‘s ‘This Land’ is his fifth album recorded in October, 1992 with Billy Drewes, Curtis Fowlkes, Kermit Driscoll and Joey Baron and released In 1994 by Nonesuch.
Track Listing : 1.Is It Sweet? (Bill Frisell) – 05:05 . 2.Strange Meeting (Bill Frisell) – 06:18 . 3.Jimmy Carter (Part 1) (Bill Frisell) – 02:03 . 4.Jimmy Carter (Part 2) (Bill Frisell) – 05:22 . 5.This Land (Bill Frisell) – 03:15 . 6.Dog Eat Dog (Bill Frisell) – 04:17 . 7.Amarillo Barbados (Bill Frisell) – 04:13 . 8.Monica Jane (Bill Frisell) – 04:59 . 9.Resistor (Bill Frisell) – 06:56 . 10.Julius Hemphill (Bill Frisell) – 09:53 . 11.Unscientific Americans (Bill Frisell) – 00:46 . 12.Cartoon (Bill Frisell) – 06:22 . 13.Rag (Bill Frisell) – 04:18 . 14.Tag (Bill Frisell, Joey Baron) – 01:45
Musicians : Bill Frisell – Guitar . Don Byron – Clarinet And Bass Clarinet . Billy Drewes – Alto Saxophone . Curtis Fowlkes – Trombone . Kermit Driscoll – Basses . Joey Baron – Drums
Production : Produced By Lee Townsend Greg Calbi – Mastering . Joe Ferla – Engineer . Kevin Scott – Assistant Engineer
Package : Walker Evans – Photography . Deborah Feingold – Photography . John Heiden – Design
Recorded In October, 1992 At Mastersound Astoria, New York.
Released In 1994 By Nonesuch.
Note the tension-inducing space left by the drums, the syncopated bass-line that lands on beat one on the B sectionand the patience required by all players to establish texture through horn layering before Frisell begins to improvise. […]
Overall, This Land signifies yet another powerful statement by this wonderfully inventive musician. Recommended! […]
All About Jazz
Impeccably sequenced and exquisitely recorded and produced, it features particularly career-defining solos on Strange Meeting and the poignant Monica Jane that are perfectly and spontaneously structured in ways only Frisell can manage. […]