Bill Frisell
Guitar in the Space Age!

Bill Frisell — Guitar in the Space Age! (October 6, 2014)

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♦   Ohromující, eklektický kytarista, který spojuje nejlepší prvky rockové energie s jazzem harmonické propracovanosti a melodické interpretace.
Birth name: William Richard Frisell
Born: March 18, 1951, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Notable instruments: Fender Telecaster, Steve Klein Electric
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington, near Seattle
Album release: October 7, 2014
Record Label: Masterworks / OKeh Records / Oken
Duration:     55:23
01. Pipeline      7:06
02. Turn, Turn, Turn      2:41
03. Messin’ with the Kid      2:59
04. Surfer Girl      4:14
05. Rumble      4:56
06. The Shortest Day      4:57
07. Rebel Rouser      3:39
08. Baja      3:38
09. Cannonball Rag      2:57
10. Tired of Waiting for You      6:02
11. Reflections from the Moon      3:22
12. Bryant’s Boogie      3:09
13. Lift Off      2:18
14. Telstar      3:15
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Written by:
01 Pipeline (Brian Carman/Bob Spickard), EMI Music Publishing
02 Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger), Melody Trails Inc.
03 Messin´With The Kid (Mel London), Downtown Music Publishing
04 Surfer Girl (Brian Wilson), Continuum International Publishing Group
05 Rumble (Milt Grant/Link Wray), Helene Blue Musique, Ltd.
06 The Shortest Day (Bill Frisell), Friz-Zone Music
07 Rebel Rouser (Duane Eddy/Lee Hazlewood), Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
08 Baja (Lee Hazlewood), Universal Music Publishing, Ltd.
09 Cannonball Rag (Merle Travis), Warner Chappell Music, Inc./EMI Music Publishing
10 Tired Of Waiting For You (Ray Davies), Sony ATV Music Publishing
11 Reflections From The Moon (Speedy West), Sundazed Music Inc.
12 Bryant´s Boogie (Jimmy Bryant), Copyright Control
13 Lift Off (Bill Frisell), Friz-Zone Music
14 Telstar (Joe Meek), Ivy Music Ltd./EMI Music Publishing
Ψ•    Adam Blomberg Production Assistant
Ψ•    Jimmy Bryant Composer
Ψ•    Greg Calbi Mastering Engineer
Ψ•    Brian Carman Composer
Ψ•    Ray Davies Composer
Ψ•    Lynne Earls Engineer
Ψ•    Duane Eddy Composer
Ψ•    Michael Finn Assistant Engineer
Ψ•    Bill Frisell Composer, Guitar (Electric)
Ψ•    Milt Grant Composer
Ψ•    Lee Hazlewood Composer
Ψ•    Greg Leisz Guitar (Electric), Pedal Steel
Ψ•    Mel London Composer
Ψ•    Tucker Martine Engineer
Ψ•    Joe Meek Composer
Ψ•    Paul Moore Art Direction, Design, Photography
Ψ•    Adam Muñoz Mixing Engineer
Ψ•    Tony Scherr Bass, Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Guitar (Acoustic)
Ψ•    Pete Seeger Composer
Ψ•    Bob Spickard Composer
Ψ•    Lee Townsend Producer
Ψ•    Merle Travis Composer
Ψ•    Speedy West Composer
Ψ•    Brian Wilson Composer
Ψ•    Kenny Wollesen Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone
Ψ•    Link Wray Composer 
Ψ•    Just when you think you’ve got guitarist–composer Bill Frisell all figured out, confident in your expectations, this American original shakes things up with an unexpected glimpse into those layers of consciousness which inform his rootsy, inclusive, oh so personal style of musical outreach.
Ψ•    With his new album, Guitar in the Space Age! (October 7 on OKeh Records), Frisell goes back to the music that first sparked his imagination. “There’s something about being the age I’m at now,” reflects this iconic guitar hero. “I turned 63 this past spring, and after playing for more than 50 years, it just feels right to once again play some of the music which shaped my consciousness during my formative years, even to play some of it for the first time…and maybe get it right.”
Ψ•    Guitar in the Space Age! isn’t really an exercise in nostalgia, but about a re-commitment to keep learning, to firm up the foundation.
Ψ•    “On this album is some of the music I was hearing growing up in the ‘50s and early ‘60s,” notes Frisell. “There is so much history. Back and forth. Before and after. It’s impossible to pin things down. That’s the beauty. We all learn from each other. When I listen to Jimmy Bryant, I know he must have listened to Charlie Christian, and The Ventures heard Chet Atkins, and Chet Atkins listened to Johnny Smith. It’s like a kaleidoscope. You look at one piece of music, and it immediately shoots out into all these directions. All these beams of light cut through whatever words are used to try to box it in.” As a baby boomer who came of age in the 50s and ‘60s, there is an undeniably autobiographical element to the tenor and tone of the repertoire which Frisell explores on GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE! along with long–time collaborators Greg Leisz (pedal steel & electric guitar), Tony Scherr (acoustic bass and electric bass guitar) and Kenny Wolleson (drums and vibraphone).
Ψ•    “I’ve known Kenny, Tony, and Greg for a long time now,” recalls Frisell. Ψ•    “I learn so much from them. They are my teachers. When I first heard Tony and Kenny play together, they had their own ‘sound.’ They play together like brothers. The first time I was introduced to Greg, I knew we’d be playing together before we had played a note. Greg and I grew up during the same time. The same generation. His first electric guitar was a Fender Mustang, as was mine. Nothing needs to be said or discussed. There is understanding. He is my guitar brother. My hope is that this band plays together like a family.”
Ψ•    “I hope people don’t think this is a joke or nostalgia. It first comes from loving this music and loving these guys. It’s about learning and getting deeper into the music, and researching where we come from. I’ve never been able to buy into the idea of there being a hierarchy in music. Like… folk music is at the bottom, then blues, rock, jazz and classical at the top… or whatever. As though one music is higher or lower or more difficult than another. It’s all difficult. It’s all beautiful. It’s all one thing.”              
♠  In Line  1983  ECM
♠  Rambler  1984  ECM
♠  Lookout for Hope  1987  ECM
♠  Before We Were Born  1989  Nonesuch
♠  Is That You?  1990  Nonesuch
♠  Where in the World?  1991  Nonesuch
♠  Have a Little Faith  1992  Nonesuch
♠  This Land  1994  Nonesuch
♠  Going Back Home: Trio with Ginger Baker and Charlie Haden  1994  Atlantic
♠  Go West: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton  1995  Nonesuch
♠  The High Sign/One Week: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton  1995  Nonesuch
♠  Live  1995  Gramavision
♠  Quartet  1996  Nonesuch
♠  Nashville  1997  Nonesuch
♠  Gone, Just Like a Train  1998  Nonesuch
♠  Good Dog, Happy Man  1999  Nonesuch
The Sweetest Punch, The New Songs of Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach  1999  Decca
♠  Ghost Town  2000  Nonesuch
♠  Blues Dream  2001  Nonesuch
♠  With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones  2001  Nonesuch
♠  The Willies  2002  Nonesuch
♠  The Intercontinentals  2003  Nonesuch
♠  Unspeakable  2004  Nonesuch
♠  Richter 858  2005  Songlines
♠  East/West  2005  Nonesuch
♠  Further East/Further West  2005  Nonesuch
♠  Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian  2006  Nonesuch
♠  Floratone  2007  Blue Note
♠  History, Mystery  2008  Nonesuch
♠  Disfarmer  2009  Nonesuch
♠  The Best of Bill Frisell, Volume 1: Folk songs  2009  Nonesuch
♠  Beautiful Dreamers  2010  Savoy Label Group
♠  Lágrimas Mexicanas with Vinicius Cantuária  2011  E1 Music/Naïve
♠  Sign of Life: Music for 858 Quartet  2011  Savoy Label Group
♠  All We Are Saying, Frisell Plays Lennon  2011  Savoy Label Group
♠  Floratone II  2012  Savoy Jazz
♠  Silent Comedy  2013  Tzadik
♠  Big Sur  2013  Okeh
♠  Guitar in the Space Age! 2014     Masterworks
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From Tour (Excerpt):
♦   November 8, 2014 Budapest, Hungary Trafo — House of Contemporary Arts 
Bill Frisell GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE! featuring Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen © 2014 Paul Moore

Bill Frisell
Guitar in the Space Age!