Bill Frisell - Big Sur - 2013 Modern Jazz and Folk Ltd 180 Grm 2LP

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Bill Frisell - Big Sur

Label: Okeh / Sony
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, 180 Grm
Country: US
Released: 06 Aug 2013
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz


A1 The Music Of Glen Deven Ranch 3:46
A2 Sing Together Like A Family 4:22
A3 A Good Spot 0:53
A4 Going To California 3:17
A5 The Big One 2:44
A6 Somewhere 1:32

B1 Gather Good Things 5:31
B2 Cry Alone 3:18
B3 The Animals 1:39
B4 Highway 1 4:51

C1 A Beautiful View 4:05
C2 Hawks 4:40
C3 We All Love Neil Young 1:39
C4 Big Sur 3:05

D1 On The Lookout 2:01
D2 Shacked Up 4:11
D3 Walking Stick (For Jim Cox) 4:10
D4 Song For Lana Weeks 4:14
D5 Far Away 4:36


Cello – Hank Roberts
Co-producer [Production Assistance] – Adam Blomberg
Drums – Rudy Royston
Engineer [Mastering Engineer] – Greg Calbi
Engineer [Recording Enigineer], Engineer [Mxing Engineer] – Adam Muñoz
Guitar, Composed By – Bill Frisell
Producer – Lee Townsend
Viola – Eyvind Kang
Violin – Jenny Scheinman

Recorded and Mixed at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

As the title suggests, this album is a musical tribute to that most stunning part of the California coast. Located two hours south of San Francisco, Big Sur is a fabled place of natural beauty and bohemian inspiration. Before Bill Frisell, the area attracted writers like Hunter S. Thompson, Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac. In the same vein, all of the music on this album was written at the Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur. With titles like 'Highway 1,' 'Hawks,' and 'A Beautiful View,' the songs sonically describe the place. Musically, the band plays Americana rock that is infused with Frisell's signature blend of jazz and chamber aesthetics. 'The Big One' even employs surf music. Songs like 'Sing Together Like a Family' and 'We All Love Neil Young' express a tender sense of nostalgia. On "Big Sur," the mood is generally light. Indeed, it's been a long time since Frisell has done anything so upbeat.

The Big Sur Quintet is filled with long-time Frisell veterans including Jenny Scheinman (violin), Eyvind Kang (viola), Hank Roberts (cello) and Rudy Royston (drums). Comparatively, this group's musical vision is most similar to sounds found on albums like "All We Are Saying...," "Floratone II," and "Disfarmer." Thus "Big Sur" sits comfortably among Bill Frisell's more accessible projects. Highlights include 'The Music of Glen Deven Ranch,' 'The Big One,' and 'Going to California' which is actually not the Led Zeppelin tune. Filled with originality and nuance, the cerebral performance is strong. Bill Frisell has been working on this incarnation of his sound for some time. For the artist, "Big Sur" may be the most magnificent expression of this beloved time period. With Frisell as your tour guide, take a drive on "Highway 1" Let Bill Frisell guide you through one of the country's most scenic areas with an equally sublime soundtrack.

Bill Frisell - Gather Good Things

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Bill Frisell - The Big One

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Bill Frisell - Highway 1
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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Okeh Records
Color Black