Silent Comedy

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Silent Comedy
Silent Comedy.jpg
Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released February 26, 2013
Recorded December 2, 2012
Studio East Side Sound, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length 50:27
Label Tzadik TZ 7641
Producer John Zorn
Bill Frisell chronology
Floratone II
(2012)Floratone II2012
Silent Comedy
(2013)
Big Sur
(2013)Big Sur2013

Silent Comedy is an album of solo guitar improvisations by Bill Frisell which was released on the Tzadik label in 2013.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Thom Jurek notes that, "This set will most likely appeal to guitar and improv freaks, as well as Frisell's most devoted fans. That said, given its intimate nature, it should resonate wider and deeper than that. He is doing things – on the fly – with his electric guitar and effects boxes that feel more like a conversation with a listener than merely an expression himself for his own sake".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell.

  1. "Bagatelle" – 3:11
  2. "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!" – 8:51
  3. "Babbitt" – 3:38
  4. "Silent Comedy" – 2:02
  5. "Lake Superior" – 4:34
  6. "Proof" – 3:55
  7. "The Road" – 5:20
  8. "Leprechaun" – 3:41
  9. "Ice Cave" – 6:38
  10. "Big Fish" – 5:26
  11. "Lullaby" – 3:14

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Jurke, Thom. Bill Frisell – Silent Comedy > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 29, 2013.