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Disfarmer [Soundtrack]

Bill Frisell Audio CD

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1. Disfarmer Theme
2. Lonely Man
3. Lost, Night
4. Farmer
5. Focus
6. Peter Miller's Discovery
7. That's Alright, Mama
8. Little Girl
9. Little Boy
10. No One Gets In
11. Lovesick Blues
12. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
13. Shutter, Dream
14. Exposed
15. The Wizard
16. Think
17. Drink
18. Play
19. I Am Not A Farmer
20. Small Town
See all 26 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

2009 release from the acclaimed and prolific musician. Disfarmer features guest appearances from Greg Leisz (steel guitars, mandolin) Jenny Scheinman (violin) and Viktor Krauss (bass) In a career spanning more than 25 years and over 150 recordings, guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell has established himself as a visionary presence in American music. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists, filmmakers and legendary musicians. But it is his work as a leader that has garnered increasing attention and accolades. Frisell's recordings over the last decades span a wide range of musical influences.

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Masterpiece July 24 2009
By Jeffrey D. Hickey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had the pleasure of seeing this work performed live last April in San Francisco, accompanied by a slide show of Disfarmer's photographs. The live show, which was stunning, featured Frisell playing entirely electric guitar, and the studio version is more acoustic. Consequently, this recording is more layered, subtle and nuanced. While Frisell and this remarkable group of musicians have been mining this particular hybrid of American roots and jazz for several years, to my ears, this work stands alone in depth and beauty. I have only one criticism and that is the next to last cut, which here is nearly three minutes, but live was about ten minutes and just kept building with layer upon layer of solos and loops until I could not stop crying with wonder and joy. My family is originally from the part of the country where the photos were taken and it's difficult for me to describe how deeply I am affected by the marriage of this music with those photos. I've been a huge Frisell fan for many years now, but this is my favorite work. It is as timeless as the photos; yet at the same time, entirely new and completely inspired.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars America in CD form April 17 2010
By A. Levin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is truly a stunning piece of work. I saw the show live and enjoyed it. It was only later, when I bought the CD, that the music really hit me. Even after dozens of listens I still find new nuances and subtleties that had escaped my attention earlier. There is really no one else out there that makes music in this genre. I am not even sure what to call it, but I think for the sake of simplicity, I will just call it "American" music. Frisell seems to effortlessly combine early and late jazz with roots blues influences with modern composition and even a tinge of hard rock (as seen in 'I Am Not a Farmer'). Disfarmer is truly the amalgamation of all forms of "American Roots Music" into a modern jazz cd, truly incredible. Also, it is the best music for driving/road trips I had ever heard.

Incredible, truly incredible work.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Sept. 4 2009
By queenoftheslipstream - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'll echo the reviewer that said Disfarmer is an American masterpiece. When I heard it for the first time while looking at Disfarmer's fotos in the liner notes, the music immediately resonated with me. I'm originally from the West Texas plains and was moved by the poignant starkness and humbleness of the people in the fotos. Frissell and the other musicians conveyed this sense of time and place masterfully. Also, there is indeed something very meditative about the music. If I do nothing but sit still and just listen with my eyes closed, these plaintive tunes take me to another level, one of beauty and sweetness and peace.

I highly recommend this outstanding CD.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hypnotic Bill Frisell Sept. 22 2009
By Anthony Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Bill Frisell is no stranger to mixed-media collaborations. Instead of a movie, he 'collaborates' with the photographs of Mike Disfarmer. Disfarmer took starkly realistic portraits of the Depression-era residents of his Arkansas town. Bill Frisell gathered Greg Leisz on steel guitar & mandolin, Jenny Scheinman on violin, and Viktor Krauss on bass to record this disc. Unsurprisingly, given the instrumentation and the inspiration, this is a very country album. 2008's "History, Mystery" is much jazzier, but in both you have a lot of songs, many of then short, that flow into each other and repeat. The song titles don't repeat, exactly, but the theme of "Farmer" reappears a number of times, and gets more and more haunting each time. Frisell's playing isn't very jazzy, but Leisz and Scheinman play backing notes that no country player would. The hypnotic nature of the music makes it more interesting than you might guess (or in different hands). Since it isn't very jazzy, I think this disc appeals more to Frisell fans than fans of regular jazz guitar.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Sept. 3 2009
By D. Mauric - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"Disfarmer" was my first experience with Bill Frisell. Amazing. I have listened to it dozens of times and I am still enthralled. It has a very other worldy sort of sound, definately read the liner notes to get an understanding of who Disfarmer is.
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