Elektra Nonesuch publish Bill Frisell’s twenty second album : ‘Unspeakable’ (2004)

Bill Frisell’s ‘Unspeakable’ is his twenty second album released on August 24, 2004 by Elektra Nonesuch.

Track Listing : 1.1968 (Bill Frisell) – 04:35 . 2.White Fang (Bill Frisell, Hal Willner) – 05:39 . 3.Sundust (Hal Willner) – 02:36 . 4.Del Close (Bill Frisell, Eric Liljestrand, Hal Willner) – 05:03 . 5.Gregory C. (Bill Frisell, Hal Willner) – 05:38 . 6.Stringbean (Bill Frisell, Eric Liljestrand, Hal Willner) – 05:57 . 7.Hymn For Ginsberg (Bill Frisell) – 02:24 . 8.Alias (Bill Frisell, Eric Liljestrand, Hal Willner) – 07:56 . 9.Who Was That Girl? (Bill Frisell) – 04:50 . 10.D. Sharpe (Bill Frisell) – 04:10 . 11.Fields Of Alfalfa (Bill Frisell, Steven Bernstein, Eric Liljestrand, Walter, Hal Willner) – 03:38 . 12.Tony (Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen) – 03:37 . 13.Old Sugar Bear (G.A. Grant, Eric Liljestrand, Hal Willner) – 07:10 . 14.Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye (Bill Frisell, Teddy Lasry, Hal Willner) – 08:58

Musicians : Bill Frisell – Guitars . Hal Willner – Turntables, Samples . Tony Scherr – Bass, Guitar . Kenny Wollesen – Drums . Don Alias – Percussion . Steven Bernstein – Trumpet . Briggan Krauss – Baritone Sax . Curtis Fowlkes – Trombone . Adam Dorn – Synth . Jenny Scheinman – Violin . Eyvind Kang – Viola . Hank Roberts – Cello . The 858 Strings – Strings

Production : Produced By Hal Willner Greg Calbi – Mastering . Darren Frank – Assistant Engineer . Eric Liljestrand – Engineer, Mixing . Matt Marrin – Assistant Engineer . Margit Pfeiffer – Assistant Engineer . Noah Simon – Engineer

Package : Barbara De Wilde – Design . Noah Woods – Illustrations

Recorded In 2003-2004.

Released On August 24, 2004 By Elektra Nonesuch.

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Expose
As a composer his whimsy is seemingly stamped by a penchant to fuse John Barry stylish soundtracks with modern rhythmic approaches. The guitarist’s flair for the crafted embellishment is evident right from the start on “1968” […]

All About Jazz
Frisell builds rich layers of guitarsand continues to mine the “everyone solos and nobody solos” ground that has been the trademark of his work for many years. But collaborating with Willner has created a whole new level of sonics. […]

JazzTimes
What emerges is an arty mix of the organic and the synthetic, with Frisell’s slippery clean tones and distorted growls and cries in the middle. It’s nice to hear the live strings, which lend a yearning quality not only on groove tracks like “1968” and “Del Close,” but also on Frisell’s minimalist sketches, […]

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