Bill Frisell's album Nashville. Available here on Run Out Grooves Limited Edition 180 Gram Black Double LP.
Nashville is Bill's ninth album and his first to be recorded in Nashville, TN. Nashville wasn’t entirely a musical departure for Frisell: at the time of its release, Jazz Times described him as “a humble iconoclast who circulated on the fringes of various musical localities, including – but not restricted to – jazz, new music, rock, vaguely cinematic ideas, and, yes, country and western.” Although the majority of the album is filled with Frisell-penned tunes, he does offer up covers of Neil Young’s “One of These Days,” Hazel Dickens’ “Will Jesus Wash the Bloodstains from Your Hands,” and Sylvia Dee and Arthur Kent’s “The End of The World,” with the latter two tracks sung by Robin Holcomb. It’s the originals, though, that proved a bit tricky for Frisell.
The album was recorded at Sound Emporium between 1995-1996 and released April 29, 1997 on Nonesuch Records. It features performances by Viktor Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Ron Block and Adam Steffey, with guest appearances from Robin Holcomb on vocals and Pat Bergeson on harmonica. The All Music review by Jason Ankeny gave the album ★★★★★, saying "the record is both genuine and alien-while played with real affection for the country form and without any avant posturing, its sound is original and distinct, a cinematic variation on C&W tenets."
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