Smash & Scatteration

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Smash & Scatteration
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Studio album by Bill Frisell and Vernon Reid
Released 1985
Recorded December 1984
Studio Gramavision Studio, NYC
Genre Avant-garde jazz, Downtown music
Length 41:00
Label Minor Music
Producer David Breskin
Bill Frisell chronology
Rambler
(1984)Rambler1984
Smash & Scatteration
(1984)
Lookout for Hope
(1987)Lookout for Hope1987
Vernon Reid chronology
Smash & Scatteration
(1984) Smash & Scatteration1984
Vivid
(1988) Vivid1988

Smash & Scatteration is an album by guitarists Vernon Reid and Bill Frisell which was originally released on the Minor Music in 1985 before being rereleased on CD on Rykodisc.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow called it a "hectic and passionate set of duets" awarding the album 3 stars stating "Although this set has some quieter moments, the nine group originals are generally pretty intense and full of personality".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell except where noted

  1. "Landscapes in Alternative History" (Vernon Reid) – 4:27
  2. "Size 10½ Sneaks" – 3:10
  3. "Amarillo, Barbados" – 2:49
  4. "Last Nights of Paris" (Reid) – 3:04
  5. "Burden of Dreams" (Reid) – 6:35
  6. "Dark Skin" (Reid) – 5:27
  7. "Fr, Fr, Frisell" – 4:10
  8. "Small Hands" – 4:12
  9. "Black Light" – 7:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Bill Frisell – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, prepared guitar, guitar synthesizer, synthesizer, electronic drums, effects
  • Vernon Reid – electric guitar guitar synthesizer, banjo, synthesizer, electronic drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minor Music discography, accessed November 3, 2017
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Bill Frisell: Smash & Scatteration – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 30, 2017.