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Valentine

Bill Frisell

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Bill Frisell's catalog is as vast as it is diverse. Whenever he releases an album, the question is often, "which Frisell will show up?" On Valentine, the debut offering from the guitarist's 2020 trio with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Rudy Royston, he offers a multi-dimensional display of his many identities. Frisell has led few recorded trio offerings, although he performs in that setting most often. This rhythm section jumped into the studio immediately after a well-reviewed two-week run at the Village Vanguard in New York and that live sense of presence and intuition is ever present. The program consists mainly of radically re-visioned versions of tunes Frisell's recorded before, but he re-investigates the older material with fresh ears and delivers it accordingly. Check "Baba Drame," the set opener by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traoré. It appeared as a droning desert blues with the composer's vocals and Jenny Scheinman's haunted violin on 2003's The Intercontinentals. Here it's breezier, lighter, and jazzier, with multi-tracked drones framed by earthy tom-toms and a syncopated bassline. Frisell's title track owes a large debt to Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't" with its angular yet melodic introduction and complex rhythmic approach. Before long, it opens in a loose yet engaged trio interplay that swings the post-bop blues balanced by somewhat abstracted improv. "Levees," penned for the soundtrack to Bill Morrison's 2014 documentary The Great Flood, is directly inspired by the Delta tradition. This version is multi-dimensional thanks to the rhythm section's deft inquiry. The trio focus on offering notes and tones just outside the frame of those Frisell plays. "Keep Your Eyes Open" was one of the most lyrical tunes to appear on 1997's Nashville. Its melodicism falls inside a quicker tempo and a stripped arrangement -- sans strummed acoustic guitars or dobros. This version of Billy Strayhorn's classic "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing," is rendered with elegance, grace, and subtle harmonic questions amid its gentle swing. "Electricity" moves from modal blues to nursery rhyme to euphoric post-bop. "Aunt Mary" is a postmodern parlor waltz; it blurs notions between folk song and chamber jazz. Burt Bacharach's and Hal David's "What the World Needs Now," marks the third time Frisell has cut it. This is the most nuanced and revealing of all; it maps the tune's harmonic subtleties in a lithe modern jazz approach. Introduced by pinched guitar harmonics, set-closer "We Shall Overcome" is presented (at least initially) as a reverential shuffle. Its chart revels in the stirring melody that reveals its roots in Rev. Dr. Charles Albert Tindley's pre-War gospel original, circa 1900. Valentine is a portrait of this trio at a creative peak. While not the liveliest record in Frisell's catalog, it is one of his most inquiring, rhythmically inventive, and lyrical. Given his voluminous discography, that's saying plenty.
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1
Baba Drame
00:04:59

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boubacar Traore, Composer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Hour Glass
00:02:58

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Composer, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Valentine
00:06:26

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Composer, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Levees
00:06:03

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Composer, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Winter Always Turns To Spring
00:05:11

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Keep Your Eyes Open
00:06:04

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
00:07:22

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Strayhorn, ComposerLyricist - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Electricity
00:03:19

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Composer, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Wagon Wheels
00:04:14

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Hill, ComposerLyricist - Bill Frisell, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter DeRose, ComposerLyricist - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Aunt Mary
00:03:19

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Composer, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
What The World Needs Now Is Love
00:05:55

Burt Bacharach, ComposerLyricist - Hal David, ComposerLyricist - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Where Do We Go?
00:03:08

Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Acoustic Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
We Shall Overcome
00:06:25

Traditional, Composer - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee Townsend, Producer - Tucker Martine, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Frisell, Electric Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Morgan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Rudy Royston, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Cole Halvorson, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

Blue Note Records; ℗ 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

Bill Frisell's catalog is as vast as it is diverse. Whenever he releases an album, the question is often, "which Frisell will show up?" On Valentine, the debut offering from the guitarist's 2020 trio with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Rudy Royston, he offers a multi-dimensional display of his many identities. Frisell has led few recorded trio offerings, although he performs in that setting most often. This rhythm section jumped into the studio immediately after a well-reviewed two-week run at the Village Vanguard in New York and that live sense of presence and intuition is ever present. The program consists mainly of radically re-visioned versions of tunes Frisell's recorded before, but he re-investigates the older material with fresh ears and delivers it accordingly. Check "Baba Drame," the set opener by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traoré. It appeared as a droning desert blues with the composer's vocals and Jenny Scheinman's haunted violin on 2003's The Intercontinentals. Here it's breezier, lighter, and jazzier, with multi-tracked drones framed by earthy tom-toms and a syncopated bassline. Frisell's title track owes a large debt to Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't" with its angular yet melodic introduction and complex rhythmic approach. Before long, it opens in a loose yet engaged trio interplay that swings the post-bop blues balanced by somewhat abstracted improv. "Levees," penned for the soundtrack to Bill Morrison's 2014 documentary The Great Flood, is directly inspired by the Delta tradition. This version is multi-dimensional thanks to the rhythm section's deft inquiry. The trio focus on offering notes and tones just outside the frame of those Frisell plays. "Keep Your Eyes Open" was one of the most lyrical tunes to appear on 1997's Nashville. Its melodicism falls inside a quicker tempo and a stripped arrangement -- sans strummed acoustic guitars or dobros. This version of Billy Strayhorn's classic "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing," is rendered with elegance, grace, and subtle harmonic questions amid its gentle swing. "Electricity" moves from modal blues to nursery rhyme to euphoric post-bop. "Aunt Mary" is a postmodern parlor waltz; it blurs notions between folk song and chamber jazz. Burt Bacharach's and Hal David's "What the World Needs Now," marks the third time Frisell has cut it. This is the most nuanced and revealing of all; it maps the tune's harmonic subtleties in a lithe modern jazz approach. Introduced by pinched guitar harmonics, set-closer "We Shall Overcome" is presented (at least initially) as a reverential shuffle. Its chart revels in the stirring melody that reveals its roots in Rev. Dr. Charles Albert Tindley's pre-War gospel original, circa 1900. Valentine is a portrait of this trio at a creative peak. While not the liveliest record in Frisell's catalog, it is one of his most inquiring, rhythmically inventive, and lyrical. Given his voluminous discography, that's saying plenty.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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