Down Beat Critics' Choice (2002)
One of the many great things about guitarist Jim Hall is his unparalleled ability to excel in both a straight-ahead jazz context and in a variety of more experimental modes, from harmonically challenging avant-garde jazz to playful adaptations of Caribbean ...
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Angel Song (1996)
This drummer-less quartet recording is a joy from beginning to end. This is a brilliantly matched foursome. Kenny Wheeler has worked with bassist Dave Holland regularly over the decades, with both musicians appearing on numerous titles by each other. His ...
Dvere & Okno/Door & Window (1997)
Full performer name: Emil Viklicky/Bill Frisell/Kermit Driscoll/Vinton Johnson.
Personnel: Bill Frisell (guitar); Emil Viklicky (keyboards).
Audio Remasterer: Ales Charvát.
Recording information: Dejvice Studio, Prague, Czech Republic (06/11/1979-06/14/1979).
Sound of Summer Running (1997)
With THE SOUND OF SUMMER RUNNING, bassist Marc Johnson has assembled a landmark quartet of such magnitude as to rival his legendary Bass Desires group of the mid '80s. Returning from that group is crafty guitar pioneer Bill Frisell. The ...
Paul Bley Quartet (1987)
This 1988 release was the second by this quartet (FRAGMENTS, their first, was released two years earlier). The set features compositions written by each of the players, with two contributions from Bley. The ensemble is well matched and the absence ...
Torture Garden (1990)
Both Torture Garden and Leng Tch'e are from Zorn's work with Naked City, a collective of avant luminaries including Joey Baron, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, and Wayne Horvitz. (Yamataka Eye provides vocals on Torture Garden.) Originally released on a small ...
This New Generation (2006)
Track Listing: Dinner At Eight; This New Generation; 3 Questions; True; Extra Extra; Conjunction For C.B.; Please Take That Train From My Door; In Fields They Lay; Second Line; These Hard Times; Danced All Night; Reprise For C.B.; Gravity Fails; ...
Re-Marrying For Money (1988)
RE-MARRYING FOR MONEY is a reissue of the out-of-print LP MARRYING FOR MONEY, with extra material.
RE-MARRYING FOR MONEY is a 1988 expanded issue of an album released five years prior as MARRYING FOR MONEY. The fourteen selections feature a core ...
Motian In Tokyo
As Bill Evans was to the piano--that is, beautifully lyrical, sparing, and subdued--his former drummer Paul Motian is to the drums. Motian often plays like a painter, using delicate strokes to tell the story, never resorting to flash or bombast. ...
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Recorded live at the Maison De La Radio, Paris, France on January 10, 1989, and Stadtheater, Basel, Switzerland on January 18, 1989. Includes liner notes by Howard Mandel, Philippe Carles and Jurg Laederach.
This is the second of two CDs featuring ...
Billy Hart is a perfect example of a drummer who has an impressively long list of sideman credits but has only recorded sporadically as a leader. One of the few sessions that he led in the 1980s was 1985's Oshumare, ...
Miracle Mile (2006)
Track Listing: Front; Variations On a Theme By W.C. Handy; I'm Downstairs; Shuffle; And Sing This Song; Yuba City; Open Letter To George Bush; Miracle Mile;
Strange Meeting (1987)
Power Tools was a one-off semi-supergroup that, if it didn't quite fulfill expectations, at least offered up this enjoyable album. It's an odd mixture; drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson was in the midst of his time with the free-metal-noise band Last ...
It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago (1984)
This trio, the root of the Paul Motian Quintet that also included the late Jim Pepper and bass player Ed Schuller, was one of the most musical and "songish" that ECM had ever recorded. All three men are masters of ...
Comme Des Garcons Vol. 1 (1988)
Seigen Ono was offered the unusual opportunity to supply music for the Commes des Garcons fashion shows in the late 80's and gathered together the cream of New York's downtown avant-garde to create some of the more unusual runway music ...
Selected Recordings (2004)
SELECTED RECORDINGS features nine remarkable tracks from Paul Motian including "Dance" and "One In Four."
Master drummer, composer, and bandleader Paul Motian's volume in ECM's fine Rarum series is a tough one to reconcile. It's not that it is in any ...
Principally recorded at Shelter Island Studios, New York, New York and Forest Sound, Brooklyn, New York.
3rd Rel;Guests David Byrne,Bil Frisell,Marc Ribot,Caetano Vel
Personnel: Vinicius Cantuária (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion); David Byrne (vocals, guitar); Caetano Veloso (vocals); Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell (guitar); ...
Broken English/Strange Weather (1995)
Mobile Fidelity reissued Marianne Faithfull's two dark milestones, 1979's Broken English and 1987's Strange Weather, on one CD. Although there were nearly ten years separating these two records, they share a moodiness and faux-torch arrangements that make them a perfect ...
V1 On Broadway (1988)
The quartet of tenorman Joe Lovano, guitarist Bill Frisell, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian digs into nine show tunes from the 1930s and 40s, reinventing them in colorful fashion. The key to the rewarding project is Frisell, whose ...
Big Band (2005)
Track Listing: At Harmony; Leora; C/Saw; For Billie; Drunk On God; Bordertown;
The eight compositions by drummer Paul Motian on this ECM release (which is available on CD) are rather dry and none caught on as future standards. But the playing by Motian's sidemen (tenors Joe Lovano and Billy Drewes, bassist Ed ...
Tuskegee Experiments (1992)
Clarinetist Don Byron immediately became famous in the jazz world after the release of his debut CD as a leader. The strong themes (all but a melody apiece from Robert Schumann and Duke Ellington are originals), the advanced yet logical ...
Best Of John Scofield (1996)
Many highlights of Scofield's work from his late 1980s-early 1990s tenure on Blue Note are included in this collection, which features cameos from Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, and Bill Frisell among many other all stars. Also included is ...
Behind Us (2007)
Track Listing: Dissonance; What You Wanted; Blankets; January; West East; Felt Leaves; Sunny Day After; I Wish It Was The 90's; Last; Behind Us; Grey
If eclectic is your bag, then Heartbeat might be your thing. Like Hector Zazou, Ryuichi Sakamoto employs a realm of many styles on this upbeat collection. Songs performed in Japanese, Russian, French, and English (by friends Youssou N'Dour, David Sylvian, ...