Bill Frisell: Live to Tell


Live To Tell


Bill Frisell (guitar)


Have A Little Faith (Elektra/Nonesuch 79301)

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Bill Frisell (guitar), Don Byron (clarinet), Kermit Driscoll (bass), Joey Baron (drums),

Guy Klucevsek (accordion)


Recorded: RPM Studios, NYC. March, 1992


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

Bill Frisell's entire career is represented here in a single, 10-minute microcosm. The slowly building melodic concept, the extreme rubato, the Americana, the elongated tones both chiming and distorted. And mostly, the idea that beauty lives in places far away from what's considered 'normal.' Credit must be given to Joey Baron's sensitive percussion work and Kermit Driscoll's knowing bass. The pair manages to keep the piece together as Frisell takes the tune more and more 'out.' For Madonna fans and improvised music aficionados alike.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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