Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian

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Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian
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Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 14–15, 2005
StudioAvatar Studios, New York, NY
GenreFolk jazz, Americana, post-bop
LabelElektra Nonesuch
ProducerLee Townsend
Bill Frisell chronology
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian

Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian is the 19th album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label.


It was released in 2006 and features performances by Frisell, Ron Carter and Paul Motian recorded on February 14–15, 2005.[1][2]

An E.P. with additional tracks ("Lazy"/"Mandeville"/"Little Waltz"/"Mood") was released on iTunes. It has since become available on Bill Frisell's official website as a download.[3]


The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3½ stars, stating, "This is a solid and unexpected surprise from a brilliantly conceived collaboration.".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated.

  1. "Eighty-One" (Carter, Davis) – 6:20
  2. "You Are My Sunshine" (J. Davis) – 5:56
  3. "Worse and Worse" – 5:16
  4. "Raise Four" (Monk) – 5:15
  5. "Pretty Polly" (Traditional) – 6:56
  6. "On the Street Where You Live" (Loewe) – 9:25
  7. "Monroe" – 6:05
  8. "Introduction" (Motian) – 4:36
  9. "Misterioso" (Monk) – 6:36
  10. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Williams) – 7:56