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Bill Frisell|Small Town

Small Town

Bill Frisell - Thomas Morgan

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For the first time since his album Lookout For Hope released in 1988, Bill Frisell has appeared as the lead act on a record with ECM, the label with which he recorded In Line in 1983, his first disc, a duet with the Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen. Co-lead act, to be more precise, as the American guitarist once again plays a few duets with a double-bassist: Thomas Morgan, 30 years his junior, who played on his recent When You Wish Upon A Star. This Small Town, recorded in public on stage at Village Vanguard in New York, in March 2016, brings together pieces by Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Fats Domino or even John Barry, with the theme from the film Goldfinger. An eclectic repertoire on which Frisell totally makes his colourful and impressionist mark. Master of space and silence, he lets plays his notes parsimoniously, and really integrates his collaborator's inspired bassline into his music. A music of utter beauty. © MZ/Qobuz

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1
It Should Have Happened A Long Time Ago
Thomas Morgan
00:11:05

PAUL MOTIAN, Composer - Bill Frisell, Mixer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Zinman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Morgan, Mixer, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 ECM Records GmbH

2
Subconscious Lee
Thomas Morgan
00:07:32

Lee Konitz, Composer - Bill Frisell, Mixer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Zinman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Morgan, Mixer, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 ECM Records GmbH

3
Song For Andrew No. 1
Thomas Morgan
00:09:36

Bill Frisell, Composer, Mixer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Zinman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Morgan, Mixer, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 ECM Records GmbH

4
Wildwood Flower
Thomas Morgan
00:05:09

Bill Frisell, Mixer, Arranger, Guitar, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Zinman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joseph Philbrick Webster, Composer - Thomas Morgan, Mixer, Arranger, Double Bass, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Maud Irving, Composer

℗ 2017 ECM Records GmbH

5
Small Town
Thomas Morgan
00:08:58

Bill Frisell, Composer, Mixer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Zinman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Morgan, Mixer, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 ECM Records GmbH

6
What A Party
Thomas Morgan
00:06:41

Pearl King, Composer - Dave Bartholomew, Composer - Bill Frisell, Mixer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Zinman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Morgan, Mixer, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 ECM Records GmbH

7
Poet / Pearl
Bill Frisell
00:12:05

Bill Frisell, Composer, Mixer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Zinman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Morgan, Composer, Mixer, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 ECM Records GmbH

8
Goldfinger
Bill Frisell
00:07:01

Anthony Newley, Composer - Leslie Bricusse, Composer - John Barry, Composer - Bill Frisell, Mixer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Zinman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James A. Farber, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Morgan, Mixer, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Manfred Eicher, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 ECM Records GmbH

Album Description

For the first time since his album Lookout For Hope released in 1988, Bill Frisell has appeared as the lead act on a record with ECM, the label with which he recorded In Line in 1983, his first disc, a duet with the Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen. Co-lead act, to be more precise, as the American guitarist once again plays a few duets with a double-bassist: Thomas Morgan, 30 years his junior, who played on his recent When You Wish Upon A Star. This Small Town, recorded in public on stage at Village Vanguard in New York, in March 2016, brings together pieces by Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Fats Domino or even John Barry, with the theme from the film Goldfinger. An eclectic repertoire on which Frisell totally makes his colourful and impressionist mark. Master of space and silence, he lets plays his notes parsimoniously, and really integrates his collaborator's inspired bassline into his music. A music of utter beauty. © MZ/Qobuz

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