Richter 858

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Richter 858
Richter 858.jpg
Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released January 11, 2005
Recorded July 20, 2002
Genre Downtown music
Improvised music
Length 47:10
Label Songlines
Producer David Breskin
Bill Frisell chronology
Unspeakable
(2004)Unspeakable2004
Richter 858
(2005)
East/West
(2005)East/West2005

Richter 858 is an album by Bill Frisell consisting of improvised music inspired by the paintings of German artist Gerhard Richter. The album features Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Jenny Scheinman and Hank Roberts. Richter 858 was originally released as part of a limited-edition volume of Gerhard Richter's paintings which also contained poetry and essays by Dave Hickey and Klaus Kertess inspired by the artist's work. The album was rereleased in 2005 on the Songlines label with a CD-ROM with MP3 music to accompany a slide show of the paintings, which are reproduced in an accompanying booklet.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard awarded the album 4 stars stating "This is a very interesting new sound for Bill Frisell, and apparently this band is developing more music together outside the scope of the original project. Recommended.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell.

  1. "858-1" – 7:58
  2. "858-2" – 3:15
  3. "858-3" – 4:13
  4. "858-4" – 9:00
  5. "858-5" – 4:34
  6. "858-6" – 6:40
  7. "858-7" – 6:34
  8. "858-8" – 4:56

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corroto M. Richter 858 All About Jazz, January 24, 2005.
  2. ^ a b Westergaard, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 21, 2011