With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones

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With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones
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Studio album by Bill Frisell
Released 2001
Recorded Spring of 2000, early 2001
Genre Jazz fusion, Americana
Length 66:38
Label Elektra Nonesuch
Producer Lee Townsend and Michael Shrieve
Bill Frisell chronology
Blues Dream
(2001)Blues Dream2001
With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones
The Willies
(2002)The Willies2002

With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones is the 14th album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label. It was released in 2001 and features performances by Frisell, Dave Holland and Elvin Jones.


The Allmusic review by John Duffy awarded the album 3.5 stars stating "What can you expect but good things from a date featuring three players of such high pedigree. With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones representing the steadfast rhythm sections of old, and with Frisell's post-modern tones being among the finest voices moving jazz forward, a date like this should easily yield some classic moments. But Frisell comes up with only partial melodies and bare bones sketches for the band to play. Jones sounds at times utterly bored with his rhythm duties, desperate for a chance to stretch out. Frisell himself is often hesitant. Henry Mancini's "Moon River" and Stephen Foster's century-and-a-half old "Hard Times" together offer brief glimpses of levity, but cannot save the set entirely.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Frisell except as indicated.

  1. "Outlaws" – 7:55
  2. "Twenty Years" – 3:15
  3. "Coffaro's Theme" – 4:50
  4. "Blue's Dream" – 4:49
  5. "Moon River" (Mancini, Mercer) – 6:25
  6. "Tell Your Ma, Tell Your Pa" – 9:06
  7. "Strange Meeting" – 5:22
  8. "Convict 13" – 3:54
  9. "Again" – 7:32
  10. "Hard Times" (Stephen Foster) – 3:39
  11. "Justice and Honor" – 4:48
  12. "Smilin' Jones" – 5:03



  1. ^ a b Duffy, J. Allmusic Review accessed June 21, 2011