Elektra Nonesuch release Bill Frisell’s sixteenth album : ‘The Intercontinentals’ (2003)

Bill Frisell‘s ‘The Intercontinentals’ is his sixteenth album recorded with Sidiki Camara, Vinicius Cantuaria, Christos Govetas, Greg Leisz and Jenny Scheinman, released on April 15, 2003 by Elektra Nonesuch.


Elektra Nonesuch release Bill Frisell’s sixteenth album : ‘The Intercontinentals’ (2003)

1 . Nikan Mogo / Good Old People

2 . Baba Drame

3 . w/ Vinicius Cantuaria (Highline Ballroom)

Bill Frisell – The Intercontinentals

Track Listing : 1.Boubacar (Bill Frisell) – 06:13 . 2.Good Old People (Bill Frisell) – 05:25 . 3.For Christos (Bill Frisell) – 06:13 . 4.Baba Drame (Boubacar Traoré ) – 05:18 . 5.Listen (Bill Frisell) – 06:47 . 6.Anywhere Road (Bill Frisell) – 01:52 . 7.Procissão (Gilberto Gil) – 06:43 . 8.The Young Monk (Traditional – 02:23 . 9.We Are Everywhere (Bill Frisell) – 07:06 . 10.Yála (Govetas) (Bill Frisell) – 05:47 . 11.Perritos (Vinicius Cantuária) – 04:33 . 12.Magic (Bill Frisell) – 05:54 . 13.Eli (Bill Frisell) – 04:15 . 14.Remember (Bill Frisell) – 01:36

Musicians : Bill Frisell – Bass, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Baritone), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Nylon String), Loops . Sidiki Camara – Calabash, Congas, Cymbals, Djembe, Percussion, Shaker, Vocals . Vinicius Cantuária – Drums, Drums (Bass), Drums (Snare), Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Nylon String), Percussion, Triangle, Vocals . Greg Leisz – Guitar (Resonator), Lap Steel Guitar, Loop, National Steel Guitar, Pedal Steel, Slide Guitar . Jenny Scheinman – Violin, Vocal Harmony

Production : Produced By Lee Townsend Greg Calbi – Mastering . Justin Lieberman – Pro-Tools . Tucker Martine – Engineer . Floyd Reitsman – Pro-Tools

Package : Michael Wilson – Photography

Recorded 2002-2003.

Released On April 15, 2003 By Elektra Nonesuch.

(Source Bill Frisell‘s ‘The Intercontinentals’ | Official Site)


When the word “fusion” is thrown on a table surrounded by a “contemporary” music auditoire, some may call by placing in front of them clusters of Jazz ramifications, such as Jazz – Rock, Jazz – Funk, Jazz under a straight rock beat, horns and electric guitars, Miles after the 60s… Just keep in mind than when Bill Frisell deals this particular hand (add music on figurative speech)… he probably conceals the globe in his. […]

There is one particular moment that sums up nicely the whole experience of The Intercontinentals: at the start of “Procissao”, a pulse of West African percussion lays the groundwork for a fat chunk of rolling-and-tumbling Mississippi Delta blues guitarand then,… the whole thing morphs into Gilberto Gil’s classic Bahian song. It’s smooth and seamless, organic and flowing; an amazing and exhilarating transition that sings with the commonality of all those disparate traditions. […]

The whole point of Frisell’s exercise is that he is capable of combining the sounds and textures of other musical forms into something new and yet is able to stamp it with the unmistakable Bill Frisell “brand”. […]


Bill Frisell‘s ‘The Intercontinentals’


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