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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Bill Frisell has been one of the most unique jazz-based guitarists of the 1980s and '90s, a very eclectic player who can switch styles and sounds on a moment's notice, yet is always quite distinctive. On this atmospheric and picturesque set, Frisell uses his regular quartet of the time (cellist Hank Roberts, bassist Kermit Driscoll and drummer Joey Baron) on some selections, but also interacts with fellow guitarist Arto Lindsay, keyboardist Peter Scherer and, on "Some Song and Dance," baritonist Doug Wieselman and both Julius Hemphill and Billy Drewes on altos. A special highlight is the episodic "Hard Plains Drifter," which has this as a subtitle: "As I take my last breath and the noose grows tight, the incredible
events of the past three days flash before my eyes." A very intriguing and colorful set of eccentric music.
-- Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com
1. Before We Were Born
2. Freddy's Step I
3. Love Motel II
4. Pip, Squeak III
5. Goodbye IV
6. Hard Plains Drifter
7. Lone Ranger, The
8. Steady, Girl
Personnel: Bill Frisell (acoustic & electric guitars, banjo); Hank Roberts (vocals, cello); Arto Lindsay (vocals, electric guitar); Julius Hemphill, Billy Drewes (alto saxophone); Doug Wieselman (baritone saxophone); Peter Scherer (keyboards, programming); Kermit Driscoll (electric bass); Joey Baron (drums, percussion); Cyro Baptista (shaker).
Producers: Peter Scherer, Arto Lindsay, Lee Townsend, John Zorn.
Recorded at Skyline Studios, Platinum Island, Creative Audio Recording, Power Station and Sound On Sound, New York, New York in August & September 1988. Read less
Works on This Recording
Work(s) by Bill Frisell
Billy Drewes (Alto Saxophone),
Hank Roberts (Cello/Voice),
Arto Lindsay (Guitar),
Bill Frisell (Guitar),
Julius Hemphill (Alto Saxophone),
Kermit Driscoll (Electric Bass),
Doug Wieselman (Baritone Saxophone),
Peter Scherer (Keyboards),
Joey Baron (Drums),
Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
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