Bill Frisell: We're Not From Around Here


We’re Not from Around Here


Bill Frisell (guitar)


Nashville (Nonesuch/Warner Jazz 7559-79415-2)

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Bill Frisell (guitar),

Viktor Krauss (bass), Jerry Douglas (dobro)


Recorded: Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee, September 1995 and October/November 1996


Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

Bill Frisell’s wide-ranging musical tastes have led him to produce some of the most exciting jazz recordings of the last few decades. A Jim Hall disciple who spent his early years as ECM’s house guitarist, Frisell has thrived on creating music historically rooted in jazz while incorporating instrumentation and repertoire somewhat atypical to jazz. A prime example is Nashville, his country-influenced record that won the Down Beat Critic’s Poll in 1998. This 12-bar-blues displays Frisell’s interactive/swinging approach to working with Jerry Douglas, one of the world’s foremost dobro players. Inventive music from one of jazz’s most creative thinkers.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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