Live (Bill Frisell album)

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Live album by Bill Frisell
Released 1995
Recorded October 27, 1991
Studio Terceros Encuentros de Nueva Musica, Teatro Lope de Vega, Sevilla, Spain
Genre Post-bop
Length 71:23
Label Gramavision
Producer Hans Wendl
Bill Frisell chronology
The High Sign/One Week
(1995)The High Sign/One Week1995

Live is a live album by Bill Frisell released on the Gramavision label. It was released in 1995 and features a performance by Frisell, Kermit Driscoll, and Joey Baron recorded on Recorded 27 October 1991 at Terceros Encuentros de Nueva Musica, Teatro Lope de Vega, Seville, Spain.


The Allmusic review by Rick Anderson awarded the album 4.5 stars, stating, "This album finds Frisell onstage with bassist Kermit Driscoll and drummer Joey Baron, running through a few faves ("Throughout," "Strange Meeting," "When We Go"), as well as some more obscure and surprising material. Driscoll is a sharply intuitive bassist with a reggae player's feel for silence; Baron punctuates more than he undergirds. As a result, this is largely music without groove. Instead, it hovers and floats overhead like a benevolent thunderstorm, sometimes letting loose rumbling, atonal chaos like "Crumb" and sometimes emitting bolts of pure electric light such as the utterly charming "Rag" and the yearning sweetness of "Throughout." "Pip, Squeak/Goodbye" steps briefly into tango territory, and Frisell takes the Sonny Rollins composition "No Moe" all the way back to the Delta with a bent blues solo. The John Hiatt cover, by the way, is the emotional centerpiece of the album: a deeply felt rendition of "Have a Little Faith in Me." This is a very special disc.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated.

  1. "Throughout" – 6:42
  2. "Rag" – 5:17
  3. "Crumb/No Moe" (Frisell/Rollins) – 6:35
  4. "Have a Little Faith in Me" (Hiatt) – 5:12
  5. "Pip, Squeak/Goodbye" – 8:56
  6. "Hello Nellie" – 8:13
  7. "Strange Meeting" – 6:45
  8. "Hangdog" – 3:25
  9. "Child at Heart" – 10:39
  10. "Again" – 5:50
  11. "When We Go" – 3:50



  1. ^ a b Rick Anderson (1991-10-27). "Live - Bill Frisell | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-22.