Bill Frisell Valentine 2LP
Bill Frisell Valentine 2LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Blue Note
Size: 12"
Additional Artists: Thomas Morgan Rudy Royston
Format: 33RPM,

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Bill Frisell Valentine 2LP

Bill Frisell

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SKU:
UNILP99210
UPC:
602508992100

Trio's Debut Recording On Double LP!

Michael Fremer Rated 10/11 Music, 10/11 Sonics!

The debut recording of guitarist Bill Frisell's trio with bassist Thomas Morgan & drummer Rudy Royston is a wide-ranging 13-song set that mixes Frisell originals new & old, jazz standards, traditional songs and covers. Valentine explores the creative freedom of the trio format and the profound musical relationship between these three musicians after years of touring.

"The heavily syncopated set of melodic tunes flows with bell tone precision forged by years together on the road, though surprise and invention seep from every rhythmic and harmonic twist... The melodies of familiar tunes (some of which Frisell has previously recorded in radically different versions) sometimes hide within the folds, creases and lurches of the harmonic and rhythmic structure... I've been streaming this one waiting for the double 33 1/3 vinyl. The Qobuz stream sounds crystalline-clear but cannot compare to what Kevin Gray did for the vinyl. You can wax (no pun intended) philosophical about the file's 'purity' and the vinyl's being a 'revisionist' version but every step from the live performance is a 'revision' and a form of signal processing. Clearly Mr. [Tucker] Martine produced a record you will love listening to and Greg Calbi's mastering is his usual great and respectful 'touch up' (if one was required), but whatever happened in lacquer cutting produced a transient vibrancy, bottom end articulation, clarity and extension the stream can't come close to matching. Instrumental separation has been purposefully minimized to create a compacted sense of the trio playing close to one another. Frisell's guitar is enhanced with a minimal and rapidly decaying reverb halo, leaving whole the delicate yet precise transient string attack floating willfully up front. Morgan's bass lines are cleanly and forcefully rendered and Royston's drums behind the other two add accents that surprise with each play. The sound of this record - the forceful bass set against the cleanly rendered, shimmering guitar lines will excite your senses and bring to life even the most moribund audio system. Nicely gatefold packaged and at least my copy was dead quiet and perfectly pressed. Even if you have many of the 60+ year old guitarist's records, this is a 'must have'." - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, Music 10/11, Sound 10/11

The sound of this record - the forceful bass set against the cleanly rendered, shimmering guitar lines will excite your senses and bring to life even the most moribund audio system... this is a 'must have.'
-Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, Music 10/11, Sound 10/11

Features

  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket

Musicians

Bill Frisell guitar
Thomas Morgan bass
Rudy Royston drums

Selections

Side A:

  1. Baba Drame
  2. Hour Glass
  3. Valentine
  4. Levees

Side B:

  1. Winter Always Turns To Spring
  2. Keep Your Eyes Open
  3. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

Side C:

  1. Electricity
  2. Wagon Wheels
  3. Aunt Mary

Side D:

  1. What The World Needs Now Is Love
  2. Where Do We Go?
  3. We Shall Overcome
Description

Trio's Debut Recording On Double LP!

Michael Fremer Rated 10/11 Music, 10/11 Sonics!

The debut recording of guitarist Bill Frisell's trio with bassist Thomas Morgan & drummer Rudy Royston is a wide-ranging 13-song set that mixes Frisell originals new & old, jazz standards, traditional songs and covers. Valentine explores the creative freedom of the trio format and the profound musical relationship between these three musicians after years of touring.

"The heavily syncopated set of melodic tunes flows with bell tone precision forged by years together on the road, though surprise and invention seep from every rhythmic and harmonic twist... The melodies of familiar tunes (some of which Frisell has previously recorded in radically different versions) sometimes hide within the folds, creases and lurches of the harmonic and rhythmic structure... I've been streaming this one waiting for the double 33 1/3 vinyl. The Qobuz stream sounds crystalline-clear but cannot compare to what Kevin Gray did for the vinyl. You can wax (no pun intended) philosophical about the file's 'purity' and the vinyl's being a 'revisionist' version but every step from the live performance is a 'revision' and a form of signal processing. Clearly Mr. [Tucker] Martine produced a record you will love listening to and Greg Calbi's mastering is his usual great and respectful 'touch up' (if one was required), but whatever happened in lacquer cutting produced a transient vibrancy, bottom end articulation, clarity and extension the stream can't come close to matching. Instrumental separation has been purposefully minimized to create a compacted sense of the trio playing close to one another. Frisell's guitar is enhanced with a minimal and rapidly decaying reverb halo, leaving whole the delicate yet precise transient string attack floating willfully up front. Morgan's bass lines are cleanly and forcefully rendered and Royston's drums behind the other two add accents that surprise with each play. The sound of this record - the forceful bass set against the cleanly rendered, shimmering guitar lines will excite your senses and bring to life even the most moribund audio system. Nicely gatefold packaged and at least my copy was dead quiet and perfectly pressed. Even if you have many of the 60+ year old guitarist's records, this is a 'must have'." - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, Music 10/11, Sound 10/11

The sound of this record - the forceful bass set against the cleanly rendered, shimmering guitar lines will excite your senses and bring to life even the most moribund audio system... this is a 'must have.'
-Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, Music 10/11, Sound 10/11

Features

  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket

Musicians

Bill Frisell guitar
Thomas Morgan bass
Rudy Royston drums

Selections

Side A:

  1. Baba Drame
  2. Hour Glass
  3. Valentine
  4. Levees

Side B:

  1. Winter Always Turns To Spring
  2. Keep Your Eyes Open
  3. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

Side C:

  1. Electricity
  2. Wagon Wheels
  3. Aunt Mary

Side D:

  1. What The World Needs Now Is Love
  2. Where Do We Go?
  3. We Shall Overcome
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Bill Frisell
Title
Valentine
Composer
Additional Artists
Thomas Morgan, Rudy Royston
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-19-2020
Release Date
08-12-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
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