This Land (album)

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This Land
This Land (album).jpg
Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released 1994
Recorded October, 1992
Studio Mastersound Astoria, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 65:28
Label Elektra Nonesuch
Producer Lee Townsend
Bill Frisell chronology
Have a Little Faith
(1992)Have a Little Faith1992
This Land
Go West: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton
(1995)Go West: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton1995

This Land is the fifth album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label. It was released in 1994 and features performances by Frisell, Billy Drewes, Curtis Fowlkes, Kermit Driscoll and Joey Baron.[1]


The Allmusic review by Glenn Astarita awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "The guitarist's now familiar penchant for constructing climactic opuses framed upon his deft utilization of volume control and often-slithery mode of attack counterbalances the horn sections' pumping notes and harmonious choruses. Essentially, melody is the key throughout these pleasantly arranged pieces, as Frisell makes his axe talk and cry while also partaking in lustrous unison lines with Don Byron (clarinet), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), and Billy Drewes (alto sax). Overall, This Land signifies yet another powerful statement by this wonderfully inventive musician. Recommended!".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated.

  1. "Is it Sweet?" – 5:05
  2. "Strange Meeting" – 6:18
  3. "Jimmy Carter" (Part 1) – 2:03
  4. "Jimmy Carter" (Part 2) – 5:22
  5. "This Land" – 3:15
  6. "Dog Eat Dog" – 4:17
  7. "Amarillo Barbados" – 4:13
  8. "Monica Jane" – 4:59
  9. "Resistor" – 6:56
  10. "Julius Hemphill" – 9:53
  11. "Unscientific Americans" – 0:46
  12. "Cartoon" – 6:22
  13. "Rag" – 4:18
  14. "Tag" (Frisell, Baron) – 1:45



  1. ^ Nonesuch Records album info accessed 12 September 2008.
  2. ^ a b Astarita, G. Allmusic Review accessed June 15, 2011