East/West (album)

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This article is about the Bill Frisell album. For similar titles, see East West.
East/West
Live album by Bill Frisell
Released 2005
Recorded December 9, 2003 and May 11, 2004
Genre Jazz fusion, folk-jazz, Americana
Length 115:11
Label Elektra Nonesuch
Producer Lee Townsend
Bill Frisell chronology
Richter 858
(2005)
East/West
(2005)
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian
(2006)

East/West is the 18th album, first double CD and first live album, by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label. Released in 2005, it features performances by Frisell, Viktor Krauss and Kenny Wollesen which were recorded at Yoshi's in Oakland, California on December 9, 2003 (CD 1 - West) and performances by Frisell with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen recorded on May 11, 2004 at the Village Vanguard in New York City (CD2 - East).[1] An additional second set of material from both the "East" and "West" venues was made available as a downloadable album Further East/Further West.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard awarded the album 4 stars stating "The group improvisations also add a bit of spark. Folks who discovered Frisell in the late '90s with albums like Nashville are going to love this set.".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • Disc One - West
  1. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Strong, Whitfield) - 8:00
  2. "Blues for Los Angeles" - 11:09
  3. Shenandoah" (Traditional) - 12:05
  4. "Boubacar" - 6:22
  5. "Pipe Down" - 10:50
  6. "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (Dylan) - 11:49
  • Disc Two - East
  1. "My Man's Gone Now" (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward) - 3:48
  2. "The Days of Wine and Roses" (Mancini, Mercer) - 9:20
  3. "You Can Run" (Frisell, Scherr, Wollesen) - 0:51
  4. "Ron Carter" - 13:59
  5. "Interlude" (Frisell, Scherr, Wollesen) - 1:39
  6. "Goodnight Irene" (Ledbetter, Lomax) - 8:57
  7. "The Vanguard" (Frisell, Scherr, Wollesen) - 4:44
  8. "People" (Merrill, Styne) - 4:29
  9. "Crazy" (Nelson) - 4:31
  10. "Tennessee Flat Top Box" (Cash) - 2:28
All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nonesuch Records album info accessed 12 September 2008.
  2. ^ Nonesuch Records album info accessed 12 September 2008
  3. ^ a b Westergaard, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 21, 2011