Bill Frisell discography

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This discography features albums released by guitarist Bill Frisell, released recordings of bands and projects he was/is a member of, and albums on which he appears as guest musician. Labels and dates indicate first release.

Albums[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Year Label
In Line 1983 ECM
Rambler 1984 ECM
Lookout for Hope 1987 ECM
Before We Were Born 1989 Nonesuch
Is That You? 1990 Nonesuch
Where in the World? 1991 Nonesuch
Have a Little Faith 1992 Nonesuch
This Land 1994 Nonesuch
Go West: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton 1995 Nonesuch
The High Sign/One Week: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton 1995 Nonesuch
Live 1995 Gramavision
Quartet 1996 Nonesuch
Nashville 1997 Nonesuch
Gone, Just Like a Train 1998 Nonesuch
Good Dog, Happy Man 1999 Nonesuch
The Sweetest Punch 1999 Decca
Ghost Town 2000 Nonesuch
Blues Dream 2001 Nonesuch
With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones 2001 Nonesuch
The Willies 2002 Nonesuch
The Intercontinentals 2003 Nonesuch
Unspeakable 2004 Nonesuch
Richter 858 2005 Songlines
East/West 2005 Nonesuch
Further East / Further West (only available as a digital download)[1][2] 2005 Nonesuch
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian 2006 Nonesuch
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian EP (only available as a digital download)[3] 2006 Nonesuch
History, Mystery 2008 Nonesuch
Disfarmer 2009 Nonesuch
Beautiful Dreamers 2010 Savoy
Sign of Life: Music for 858 Quartet 2011 Savoy
All We Are Saying 2011 Savoy
Silent Comedy 2013 Tzadik
Big Sur 2013 Okeh
Guitar in the Space Age! 2014 Okeh
When You Wish Upon a Star 2016 Okeh
Alfie / I Love Lucy (limited 7 inch vinyl single)[4] 2016 Okeh
Small Town (with Thomas Morgan) 2016 ECM
Music IS[5] 2018 Okeh
Harmony[6] 2019 Blue Note

Live Download Series[edit]

The series is produced as a subsidiary label of Lee Townsend's Songline/Tone Field, and distributed online as lossless FLAC, MP3 and AAC files with printable cover art.[7]

Title Year
#001 Live in Bochum, Germany - May 22, 2004 [8] 2008
#002 Live in San Francisco, CA - March 16, 2007 [9] 2009
#003 Live in San Francisco, CA - February 5, 2005 Set 2 [10] 2009
#004 Live in New York, NY - May 1, 2004 Set 3 [11] 2009
#005 Live in London, UK - November 15, 2005 [12] 2009
#006 Live in Boulder, CO - November 5, 2003 [13] 2009
#007 Live in Seattle, WA - February 21, 2006 [14] 2009
#008 Live in New York, NY - September 26, 1996 Set 1 [15] 2010
#009 Live in New York, NY - October 12, 1992 [16] 2010
#010 Live in Oakland, CA - July 15, 1989 [17] 2010
#011 Live in Budapest, Hungary - March 29, 2003 [18] 2010
#012 Live in Seattle, WA - July 16, 2002 [19] 2010
#013 Live in Tokyo, Japan - July 21, 2000 [20] 2010
#014 Live in Chapel Hill, NC - March 22, 2009 [21] 2011
#015 Live in Seattle, WA - August 6, 2011 Set 2 [22] 2011
#016 Live in Florence, Italy - February 10, 1993 [23] 2012
#017 Live in Portland, OR - February 25, 2012 [24] 2012
#018 Live in Köln, Germany - March 27, 1995 [25] 2013
#019 Live in Santa Monica, CA - January 10, 1998 Set 2 [26] 2014
#020 Live in Austin, TX - March 08, 2015 [27] 2015
#021 Live in California - April 11, 2010 - April 13, 2010 [28] 2015
#022 Hurricane Harvey Relief (download series compilation) [29] 2017

Compilations[edit]

  • Works (ECM, 1988)
  • A-Collection (WEA, 2000)
  • Rarum: Selected Recordings of Bill Frisell (ECM, 2002)
  • The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1 - Folk Songs (Nonesuch, 2009)

Collaborations[edit]

With Paul Motian and Joe Lovano[edit]

All albums with Paul Motian are with saxophonist Joe Lovano, except as noted.

With John Zorn[edit]

Albums mostly written and produced by Zorn, in part with Zorn playing alto saxophone (or other intruments), sometimes conducting the ensemble.

With the Gnostic Trio (with Carol Emmanuel, Kenny Wollesen)

With Naked City[edit]

On albums produced by Hal Willner[edit]

Albums featured[edit]

For musicians with whom Frisell recorded less than three albums see below.

With Gabriela

  • Detrás del sol (Intuition, 1997)
  • Viento rojo (Intuition, 1999)
  • El viaje (Intuition, 2006)

With Joey Baron

With Dale Bruning

  • Reunion (Jazz Link Enterprises, 2001)
  • Just Between Us (Jazz Link, 2012)
  • Thanks for the Memory... Jim Hall (Jazz Link, 2015)

With Don Byron

  • Tuskegee Experiments (Elektra/Musician, 1992)
  • Music for Six Musicians (Nonesuch, 1995)
  • Romance with the Unseen (Blue Note, 1999)

With Robin Holcomb

  • Robin Holcomb (Elektra/Musician, 1990)
  • Rockabye (Elektra/Musician, 1992)
  • The Big Time (Nonesuch, 2002)

With Wayne Horvitz

With Marc Johnson

With Ron Miles

With Bob Moses

  • When Elephants Dream of Music (Gramavision, 1983)
  • Visit with the Great Spirit (Gramavision, 1984)
  • The Story of Moses (Gramavision, 1987)

With Carrie Rodriguez

With others[edit]

Film soundtracks[edit]

Beside his music for Buster Keaton's silent films Go West, The High Sign and One Week (see album section above), his collaborations with producer Hal Willner (cf. section above), and with John Zorn on his music for films (cf. section above), Frisell provided also original soundtracks for the following films

His music was also exclusively used in

Personal appearances in music documentary films and TV shows[edit]

Appearances as himself as musician and/or pundit[41]

  • Bill Frisell: A Portrait directed by Emma Franz (2017)
In music documentary films
  • Icons Among Us on jazz today, directed by Lars Larson, Michael Rivoira and Peter J. Vogt (2009)
  • Weightless: A Recording Session with Jakob Bro featuring Jakob Bro, directed by Sune Blicher (2009)
  • In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland on Marian McPartland, directed by Huey (2011)
  • Every Other Summer on Wilco's 2013 Solid Sound music festival, directed by Christoph Green and Brendan Canty (2015)
  • Carmine Street Guitars directed by Ron Mann (2018)
On TV shows

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Further East / Further West". billfrisell.com. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Further East / Further West". store.nonesuch.com. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian EP". billfrisell.com.
  4. ^ "Alfie / I Love Lucy (limited 7 inch vinyl single)". billfrisell.com. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Music IS". billfrisell.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Harmony". billfrisell.com.
  7. ^ "Live Download Series". billfrisell.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Live Download Series #001 - Bill Frisell Live in Bochum, Germany 05/22/04". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Live Download Series #002 - Bill Frisell Live in San Francisco, CA 03/16/07". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Live Download Series #003 - Bill Frisell Live in San Francisco, CA 02/05/05 Set 2". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Live Download Series #004 - Bill Frisell Live in New York, NY 05/01/04 Set 3". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Live Download Series #005 - Bill Frisell Live in London, UK 11/15/05". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Live Download Series #006 - Bill Frisell Live in Boulder, CO 11/05/03". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "Live Download Series #007 - Bill Frisell Live in Seattle, WA 02/21/06". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "Live Download Series #008 - Bill Frisell Live in New York, NY 09/26/96 Set 1". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "Live Download Series #009 - Bill Frisell Live in New York, NY 10/12/92". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "Live Download Series #010 - Bill Frisell Live in Oakland, CA 07/15/89". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  18. ^ "Live Download Series #011 - Bill Frisell Live in Budapest, Hungary 03/29/03". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "Live Download Series #012 - Bill Frisell Live in Seattle, WA 07/16/02". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "Live Download Series #013 - Bill Frisell Live in Tokyo, Japan 07/21/00". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "Live Download Series #014 - Bill Frisell Live in Chapel Hill, NC 03/22/09". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  22. ^ "Live Download Series #015 - Bill Frisell Live in Seattle, WA 08/06/11 Set 2". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  23. ^ "Live Download Series #016 - Bill Frisell Live in Florence, Italy 02/10/93". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  24. ^ "Live Download Series #017 - Bill Frisell Live in Portland, OR 02/25/12". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  25. ^ "Live Download Series #018 - Bill Frisell Live in Köln, Germany 03/27/95". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  26. ^ "Live Download Series #019 - Bill Frisell Live in Santa Monica, CA 01/10/98 Set 2". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  27. ^ "Live Download Series #020 - Bill Frisell Live in Austin, TX 03/08/15". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  28. ^ "Live Download Series #021 - Bill Frisell Live in California 04/11/10 - 04/13/10". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  29. ^ "Live Download Series #022 - Bill Frisell - Hurricane Harvey Relief". artist-stores.com. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  30. ^ "Credits for La scuola". IMDb.
  31. ^ Almost Heaven OST at Discogs
  32. ^ Almost Heaven credits on IMDb
  33. ^ All Hat OST on Songtone homepage
  34. ^ "Credits for Portrait of a Man". IMDb.
  35. ^ "The Great Flood - DVD". billfrisell.com. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  36. ^ "The Great Flood". icarusfilms.com. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  37. ^ "Credits for Change in the Air". IMDb.
  38. ^ The film's transcript with end credits on PBS homepage
  39. ^ "Soundtrack credits for Frontline episode "Pop"". IMDb.
  40. ^ "Credits for The Lobster and the Liver". IMDb.
  41. ^ "Bill Frisell". IMDb.

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