All We Are Saying

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All We Are Saying...
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Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released September 27, 2011
Recorded June–July, 2011
Studio Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA
Genre Jazz
Length 68:02
Label Savoy Jazz
Producer Lee Townsend
Bill Frisell chronology
Sign of Life
All We Are Saying
Floratone II

All We Are Saying... is a full-length album by American guitarist and composer Bill Frisell of John Lennon classics done in Frisell's definitive style. The album features violinist Jenny Scheinman, pedal steel and acoustic guitarist Greg Leisz, bassist Tony Scherr, and drummer Kenny Wollesen.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album three stars, stating that "almost none of these 16 tunes are radical reinterpretations of Lennon's songs; most stick close to the original melodies even at their most adventurous."[1] Jurek went on to say that "Across the Universe," with its twinning of Frisell's electric guitar and Leisz's pedal steel as Scheinman's violin picks up the lyric melody and extrapolates its harmonic aspects, is indicative of the recording's M.O., offering a close examination of Lennon the composer. The interplay between the three principals is remarkable, such as on the intro to "Nowhere Man," where Scheinman's ostinato tenses up in advance of the changes, and Leisz grounds her fluidly while Frisell pulls his lower strings to wind up, allowing the track to begin then flow into more open areas without losing sight of the melody."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Across the Universe" (Lennon, McCartney) – 5:53
  2. "Revolution" (Lennon, McCartney) – 3:50
  3. "Nowhere Man" (Lennon, McCartney) – 5:14
  4. "Imagine" (Lennon) – 4:51
  5. "Please, Please Me" (Lennon, McCartney) – 2:06
  6. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (Lennon, McCartney) – 5:10
  7. "Hold On" (Lennon) – 3:56
  8. "In My Life" (Lennon, McCartney) – 4:05
  9. "Come Together" (Lennon, McCartney) – 5:10
  10. "Julia" (Lennon, McCartney) – 3:31
  11. "Woman" (Lennon) – 4:21
  12. "#9 Dream" (Lennon) – 3:42
  13. "Love" (Lennon) – 2:18
  14. "Beautiful Boy" (Lennon) – 3:27
  15. "Mother" (Lennon) – 6:52
  16. "Give Peace a Chance" (Lennon) – 3:38



  1. ^ review accessed October 13, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. [1] accessed October 13, 2011.