Lookout for Hope (Bill Frisell album)

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Lookout for Hope
Lookout for Hope.jpg
Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released 1988
Recorded March, 1987
Studio Power Station, NYC
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 44:31
Label ECM
Producer Lee Townsend
Bill Frisell chronology
Smash & Scatteration
(1985)Smash & Scatteration1985
Lookout for Hope
Before We Were Born
(1989)Before We Were Born1989

Lookout for Hope is the third album by Bill Frisell on the ECM label. It was released in 1988 and features performances by Frisell, Hank Roberts, Kermit Driscoll, and Joey Baron.


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "With Lookout for Hope, Bill Frisell is not so much setting trends and fashion as he is establishing a fresh sound, utterly unique from all others, and laying a foundation for many things to come".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated.

  1. "Lookout for Hope" – 6:30
  2. "Little Brother Bobby" – 7:04
  3. "Hangdog" – 2:26
  4. "Remedios the Beauty" – 6:23
  5. "Lonesome" – 4:40
  6. "Melody for Jack" – 3:28
  7. "Hackensack" (Monk) – 2:57
  8. "Little Bigger" – 3:16
  9. "The Animal Race" – 2:02
  10. "Alien Prints" – 6:28



  1. ^ a b Nastos, Michael. Allmusic Review accessed June 13, 2011