75 Dollar Bill

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75 Dollar Bill
OriginNew York City
Years active2012–present
LabelsOther Music, Thin Wrist
MembersChe Chen, Rick Brown

75 Dollar Bill is a musical duo formed in New York City in 2012. Its members are Che Chen (guitar), formerly of True Primes, and Rick Brown (drums), formerly of V-Effect and Curlew.[1] Sasha Frere-Jones described their music as displaying "a certain kind of formal fullness and technical freedom," which he said has helped introduce jazz to a new generation.[1] Other critics have noted that their music shows signs of Mauritanian influences, because Chen studied Moorish music in that country with Jheich Ould Chighaly in 2013.[2] Their first full-length album, Wooden Bag, was released in 2015 by Other Music Recording Company.[3] Their second album, Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock, was released in 2016 on the Los Angeles-based label Thin Wrist.[4]


  • Wooden Bag (Other Music, 2015)
  • Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock (Thin Wrist, 2016)
  • I Was Real (Thin Wrist, 2019)[5]


  1. ^ a b Frere-Jones, Sasha (22 September 2016). "The Irresistible Chaos of 75 Dollar Bill". Village Voice. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  2. ^ Ratliff, Ben (11 February 2014). "Blending Moorish Tradition With a Do-It-Yourself Credo". New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Wooden Bag". Other Music Recording Company. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  4. ^ Scott, Tim (5 August 2016). "75 Dollar Bill Are the Masters of 15-Minute Jams Featuring A Plywood Box Getting Battered With a Mallet". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  5. ^ Beta, Andy (July 2, 2019). "75 Dollar Bill: I Was Real Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 2, 2019.