Bill Frisell - The Intercontinentals (CD)

Bill Frisell


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Fresh from the success of his fastest-selling release, The Willies, Bill Frisell marks the recording debut of the Intercontinentals, a band he formed in 2001 and which made its debut at Seattle's Earshot Festival. The band blends Frisell's own brand of American twang and his inimitiable improvisational style with Brazilian, Greek, and Malian sounds.
Categories
RockPopJazzMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Jazz Instrument
  3. Guitar
Number of Discs
1
Number of Items
1
Title
The Intercontinentals
Media
CD
BarCode
075597966121
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Nonesuch
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
075597966121
Previews

JazzTimes (05/03, pp.123-4) - "...It's instantly clear that this is Frisell's music...It does range further afield than he has in a long time and the CD satisfies on all counts..."
Mojo (Publisher) (4/03, p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The result is laidback and chilled..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Boubacar
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Good Old People
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] For Christos
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Baba Drame
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Listen
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Anywhere Road
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Procissnao
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] The Young Monk
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] We Are Everywhere
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Yala, Perritos
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Magic
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Eli
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Remember
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Remember
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Boubacar
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Good Old People
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] For Christos
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Baba Drame - (African Languages)
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Listen
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Anywhere Road
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Procissao - (Portuguese)
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Young Monk, The
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] We Are Everywhere
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Y la
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Perritos - (Portuguese)
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Magic
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Eli
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Remember
Genre
Jazz
Release Date
26 March 2003
Duration
70m 27s
Country
South Africa
Notes

Personnel: Bill Frisell (acoustic & electric guitars, bass, loops); Vinicius Cantuaria (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, drums, percussion); Christos Govetas (vocals, bouzouki, oud); Sidiki Camara (vocals, congas, djembe, calabash, percussion); Greg Leisz (slide guitar, pedal steel guitar);
Jenny Scheinman (violin).
Recorded at Studio Litho, Seattle, Washington.
THE INTERCONTINENTALS was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album.
Personnel: Bill Frisell (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, nylon-string guitar, loops); Vinicius Cantu ria (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, nylon-string guitar, drums, bass drum, snare drum, triangle, percussion); Sidiki Camara (vocals, congas, cymbals, djembe, shaker, percussion); Greg Leisz (slide guitar, lap steel guitar, resonator guitar, National guitar); Jenny Scheinman (violin).
Recording information: Studio Litho, Seattle, WA.
Photographer: Michael Wilson .
When does a jazz record stop being a jazz record? When it replaces the ding-ding-de-ding of the trap player's ride cymbal with a calabash and shaker player? When it forgoes a walking bass for a plucking oud? If you answer yes to any of these and still love a jazzman's take on whatever is left over after these adjustments are made, meet THE INTERCONTINENTALS.
Guitarist Bill Frisell and company, of course, are not all that concerned with labels because if they were, they would have made a recording with far fewer influences. Think of this as a world-music album with a strong blues inflection and an ensemble led by one of jazz's most accomplished 21st-century individualists. Though the group sound does not have the peaks and valleys that a more conventional jazz album features (no hot solos or hushed ballads), we are treated to some deeply hypnotic grooves, many of which contain haunting, simple melodies that sound as old as the hills. Music fans of many stripes can be thankful for Frisell's fearless and smart eclecticism.

Date Released
2003-03-01
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Performer
Bill Frisell
Producer
Lee Townsend
Artists
  1. Frisell, Bill
Distributor
WEA (Distributor)
Engineer
Tucker Martine
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