Frisell, Bill / When You Wish Upon A Star
Album: When You Wish Upon A Star   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Frisell, Bill   Added:Sep 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-10-04 Pull Date: 2016-12-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 4 Nov 20 Nov 6 Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9
Airplays: 3 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 02, 2016: Rebop
Once Upon A Time In The West (Theme)
4. Nov 16, 2016: Clean Copper Radio
Happy Trails
2. Dec 01, 2016: No Cover, No Minimum
You Only Live Twice
5. Nov 16, 2016: At the Cafe Bohemian
You Only Live Twice
3. Nov 28, 2016: Everything A to Z week 69
Happy Trails
6. Oct 31, 2016: Everything A to Z week 65
Psycho, Part 2, Psycho, Part 1

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-09-27

Guitarist Bill Frisell has an amazing ability to use the most varied of source material, covering Classical, country & folk, experimental rock, you name it. On this albums it’s songs and soundtrack portions from old movies and TV shows. Instruments are guitars, viola, bass, and drums. Some pieces have an female (alto) voice.

No FCC issues.

1 * Very slow. Lovely, melancholy duet for viola & electric guitar. (3:10)
2 Very slow. Pretty folk song melody, hidden within a tense, eerie mood. (4:52)
3 Very slow. James Bond theme song slowed way down. Gentle guitar comp. (5:10)
4 Fast. Theme from “Psycho” done in a stark semi-classical manner mostly on viola. Add a bit non-verbal vox. (1:58)
5 * Mid-slow. More from “Psycho”, now with more guitar & voice. Very spooky. (2:07)
6 * Very slow. Hit song from a movie (also done by Tony Bennett) is now slower, soulful, plaintive. Voice (singing the lyrics) accompanied by viola. Lovely guitar bridge. (5:10)
7 ** Fast. What might have been parody is pulled off superbly. Famous Western theme song is done brilliantly on electric guitar. Add a touch of voice for fun effect. (1:35)
8 ** Slow. Warm viola, bright elec guitar, non-verbal vocal. Starkly beautiful. (4:09)
9 Very slow. Depressingly somber. Viola & guitar try to out-mourn each other. (4:30)
10 * Mid-tempo. Lighthearted.viola, guitar, tra-la-la vocal. (4:35)
11 Very slow. Disney song slowed way down. I didn’t care for this as I did #7. (3:08)
12 Mid-slow. Tense, eerie, uncomfortable. Like the scary part of a horror film. (4:59)
13 ** Very slow. Another movie song done with lyrics (like 7 & 11). This one is just voice and guitar, and it’s very nice. (3:46)
14 Very slow. Somber melody on viola, a long drum roll, guitar joins. Hard going. (9:32)
15 * Very slow. Melancholy soundtrack. Peaceful & dreamy, less harsh than the last. (2:56)
16 Mid-tempo. Theme from the Roy Rogers Show. Faux Western Swing. Goofy. (1:49)

Track Listing
1. To Kill A Mockingbird, Part 1   9. Once Upon A Time In The West (As A Judgement)
2. To Kill A Mockingbird, Part 2   10. Once Upon A Time In The West (Farewell To Cheyenne)
3. You Only Live Twice   11. When You Wish Upon A Star
4. Psycho, Part 1   12. Tales From The Far Side
5. Psycho, Part 2   13. Moon River
6. The Shadow Of Your Smile   14. The Godfather
7. Bonanza   15. The Bad And The Beautiful
8. Once Upon A Time In The West (Theme)   16. Happy Trails