Nashville (Bill Frisell album)

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Nashville
Nashville (Bill Frisell album).jpg
Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released April 29, 1997
Recorded September 1995–November 1996
Studio Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN
Genre Folk jazz
New Acoustic
Progressive bluegrass
Americana
Length 63:18
Label Elektra Nonesuch
Producer Wayne Horvitz
Bill Frisell chronology
Quartet
(1996)
Nashville
(1997)
Gone, Just Like a Train
(1998)
Alternative cover

Nashville is the ninth album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label and his first to be recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. It was released in 1997 and features performances by Frisell, Viktor Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Ron Block, and Adam Steffey with guest appearances from Robin Holcomb on vocals and Pat Bergeson on harmonica.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Jason Ankeny awarded the album 4½ stars stating "record is both genuine and alien – while played with real affection for the country form and without any avant posturing, its sound is original and distinct, a cinematic variation on C&W tenets".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated.

  1. "Gimme a Holler" – 5:02
  2. "Go Jake" – 4:27
  3. "One of These Days" (Young) – 4:51
  4. "Mr. Memory" – 3:59
  5. "Brother" – 6:03
  6. "Will Jesus Wash the Bloodstains from Your Hands" (Dickens) – 3:09
  7. "Keep Your Eyes Open" – 3:31
  8. "Pipe Down" – 6:50
  9. "Family" – 5:22
  10. "We're Not from Around Here" – 4:22
  11. "Dogwood Acres" – 5:28
  12. "Shucks" – 4:15
  13. "The End of the World" (Kent, Dee) – 3:32
  14. "Gone" – 2:00

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nonesuch Records album info accessed 12 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b Ankeney, J. Allmusic Review accessed August 4, 2011.