Frisell, Bill / Disfarmer
Album: Disfarmer   Collection:General
Artist:Frisell, Bill   Added:Aug 2009
Label:Nonesuch Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-12-13 Pull Date: 2010-02-14
Week Ending: Jan 17 Dec 20
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 04, 2010: As Country as I Get
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
3. Dec 18, 2009: Alma & Papa Mahler
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
2. Jan 12, 2010: Ice, then Heat
Little Girl, Lonely Man
4. Dec 15, 2009: Memory Select
Little Girl

Album Review
Uncle Steve
Reviewed 2009-12-05
Bill Frisell-“Disfarmer” NO FCC Violations (reviewed by “Uncle Steve”)

Bill Frisell is well-known and prolific jazz guitarist. However, “Disfarmer” is collection of instrumental-only songs that have a strong Americana/roots feel. The instrumentation is traditional country (violin, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, acoustic/electric guitars, bass), along with occasional guitar licks & chords that have a jazz or blues tone, more in keeping with Bill Frisell’s body of work. Most of the songs are down-tempo/mid-tempo.

Overall: I’m no roots/Americana/Bluegrass/Country person, but I found the performances to be very competent & the production is first-rate. For my taste, there’s too much pedal steel guitar on many of the tracks (as a little goes a long way).

Recommended Tracks: 7 (“That’s Alright, Mama”-made famous by Elvis), 10 (interesting, very fast background guitar licks), 11/12 (“Lovesick Blues” & “I Can’t Help It”-made famous by Hank Williams), 16 (interesting interplay among the instruments), 20 (very short, nice guitar interplay).

Track Listing
1. Disfarmer Theme   14. Exposed
2. Lonely Man   15. The Wizard
3. Lost, Night   16. Think
4. Farmer   17. Drink
5. Focus   18. Play
6. Peter Miller's Discovery   19. I Am Not A Farmer
7. That's Alright, Mama   20. Small Town
8. Little Girl   21. Arkansas (Part 1)
9. Little Boy   22. Arkansas (Part 2)
10. No One Gets In   23. Arkansas (Part 3)
11. Lovesick Blues   24. Lost Again, Dark
12. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)   25. Natural Light
13. Shutter, Dream   26. Did You See Him?