Bill Frisell
This Land
Produced by: Lee Townsend
When Recorded October 1992 at Mastersound Astoria, New York
Released: 1994 Elektra Nonesuch, 9 79316-2 (CD)

Bill Frisell (guitar), Don Byron (clarinet and bass clarinet), Billy Drewes (alto saxophone), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Kermit Driscoll (electric and acoustic basses), Joey Baron (drums).

1/ Is it Sweet? (5:05)
2/ Strange Meeting (6:18)
3/ Jimmy Carter (part 1) (2:03)
4/ Jimmy Carter (part 2) (5:22)
5/ This Land (3:15)
6/ Dog Eat Dog (4:17)
7/ Amarillo Barbados (4:13)
8/ Monica Jane (4:59)
9/ Resistor (6:56)
10/ Julius Hemphill (9:53)
11/ Unscientific Americans (:46)
12/ Cartoon (6:22)
13/ Rag (4:18)
14/ Tag (1:45)

All Compositions by Bill Frisell
except 14/Tag by Frisell/Baron
V As In Victim
Produced by Wayne Horvitz
Recorded May 1993 at Ironwood Studio, Seattle
Released: 1994 Avant [Japan], Avan 027 (CD)

One track is composed by Bill Frisell
8/ Again (5:08)

Frisell does not appear on this release.

Wayne Horvitz (keyboards), Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone), Fred Chalenor (bass), Mike Stone (drums).
Paul Motian Trio
Produced by: Stefan F. Winter
Recorded June 1993 at RPM Recording Studios, NYC
1994 JMT 314 514 012-2 (CD)
1993 Verve 14012 [USA] (CD)

Paul Motian (drums), Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone), Bill Frisell (electric guitar).

Various Artists
Almost Normal
JMT sampler and catalog
Produced by: Stefan F. Winter
Recorded June 1993 at RPM Recording Studios, NYC
Released: 1994 JMT 514 011-2 (CD)

Frisell plays on one song:
11/ Monika's Garden (3:29) (Paul Motian)

Paul Motian (drums), Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone), Bill Frisell (electric guitar).

Note: Previously unreleased. This is an alternate take from the session for Trioism.
Various Artists
The World Of Drums & Percussion
CMP 5004 (Germany) EFA 03114-2 (CD)
Produced by: Kurt Renker
Recorded November 1993 at Bob Lang Studios, Seattle
Released: 1994

7/ Lincoln Logs. (Shrieve, Frisell, Horvitz) (3:08)

Michael Shrieve (Drums), Bill Frisell (Guitar), Wayne Horvitz (Organ).

Alternate version (?) of the tune that appeared on Two Doors
Gary Peacock
Just So Happens
Postcards Post 1005 (CD) (USA)
Produced by: Ralph Simon
Recorded: February 17 & 18, 1994, at Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Released: October 19, 1994

Gary Peacock (bass), Bill Frisell (guitars).

Five songs were co-written by Frisell.

"I immediately recognized a deep musical resonance with Bill when we started to record this CD. In my experience, this kind of synchronicity is very rare-- and it was certainly an oppurtunity I didn't want to miss. In Just So Happens, an enormous part of the synchronicity we were able to acheive is due to Bill--he is a remarkable player.""-Gary Peacock

"Peacock turns in a masterful, always musical performance, and . . .his warm, woody tone [is recorded} with exceptional presence and depth."-- Down Beat (February 1995)

"a riveting duet . . . For its wealth of uncanny empathy, liberal doses of chance-taking, and raw-boned musicality, Just So Happens is one of the finest jazz albums of the year."-- Jazziz (January 1995)
Ginger Baker
Going Back Home
WEA/Atlantic 7-82652-2 (CD)
Produced by  Chip Stern, Ginger Baker, Yves Beauvais
Recorded 2-5 March 1994 at Acean Way Studio A, Los Angeles
Released: 1994

Bill Frisell also wrote two tracks: 1/ & 7/

1/ Rambler. (Bill Frisell) (5:26)
2/ I Lu Kron (2:38)
3/ Straight, No Chaser (5:33)
4/ Ramblin (4:22)
5/ Ginger Blues (5:08)
6/ Ain't Temouchant (5:00)
7/ When We Go. (Bill Frisell) (3:50)
8/ In The Moment (4:29)
9/Spiritual (3:45)
10/ East Timor (4:40)

Ginger Baker (drums, vocals), Bill Frisell (electric guitar), Charlie
Haden (acoustic bass).

"How can it not be swinging with Ginger and Charlie. They don't need a band to swing. Each of them has this enormous beat that pulls you along. Drummers really bring me out. And with all of that tonality and movement and melody coming out of Gingers drums. I'll be able to play anything I want next to that. It's not about playing in any one style anymore. I'd like to play them all at once." - Bill Frisell CD Liner Notes
Allen Ginsberg
Holy Soul Jelly Roll: Poems & Songs (1948-1993)
Rhino Box Set 71693 (4XCD)
Produced by Hal Wilner
Recorded at A&R Studios,NYC & Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, NY 1986
Released: 1994

Bill Frisell appears on 3 tracks, and co-wrote 1:

Disc Two
4/ Guru
Words by Allen Ginsberg
Music composed by Steve Swallow

Allen Ginsberg (voice), Bill Frisell (electric guitar), Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar), Ralph Carney (Clarinet), Mark Bingham (guitar)

Disc Three
2/ The End
Words by Allen Ginsberg
Music composed by Marc Ribot

Allen Ginsberg (voice), Bill Frisell (electric guitar), Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar), Michael Blair (cymbals)

Both of the above tracks were previously available on The Lion For Real 1989

Disc Four
2/ Written in My Dreams by W.C. Williams
Words by Allen Ginsberg
Music composed & arranged by Bill frisell

Allen Ginsberg (voice), Bill Frisell (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), Ralph Carney (clarinet), Marc Ribot (banjo)

This track was previously unreleased.

"Hal Willner had the idea of going back to the old jazz poetry thing. Hal got some musicians like Bill Frisell, Arto Lindsey, and others, Lounge Lizards, people from the Knitting Factory, and assembled those people and he saw me, not singing, but as a vocalist, reciting. And so he had me come into the studio and make a four hour tape of the favorite pieces of all those musicians who read my books. Then made a list of what I should recite, and I did that in the studio, wih him present. Then went home, full texts, lead sheets, compositions, ideas,...came back to the studio, and did it all live. All together in the studio. They already had my dynamics from the tape, but I did it again, live."-Allen Ginsberg to Harvey R. Kubernik
Bill Frisell Discography 1994
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Michael Shrieve
CMP Records
Produced by Kurt Renker

Recorded at Bob lang Studios, Seattle November 1993
Released CMP CD 67 (CD) (Germany) 1994

1/ Sam the Man (4:04) (Michael Shrieve)
2/ Tell Me Everything (4:07) (Michael Shrieve,Bill Frisell,Wayne Horvitz)
3/ Circus! Circus! (4:46) (Michael Shrieve)
4/ The Glass Tent (3:40) (Michael Shrieve)
5/ Fascination (2:59) (Michael Shrieve, Bill Frisell)
6/ One Nation, Invisible (3:23) (Michael Shrieve)
7/ The Great Ambassador (9:14) (Michael Shrieve,Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz)
8/ Living with the Law (4:01) (Chris Whitley)
9/ Jig Saw (8:32) (Michael Shrieve)
10/ Soundings in fathoms (8:05) (Michael Shrieve,Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz)

Michael Shrieve (drums), Bill Frisell (guitar), Wayne Horvitz (organ)
Track Listing
A Dec 1994 Article on Bill
Ginger Baker
Going Back Home (4 Track Promo Disc)
Atlantic PRCD-5840
See release info below

This is a 4 track promo CD with a front sticker which states:
Special Highlights for Jazz Radio

1/ I Lu Kron (2:39)
2/ Straight, No Chaser (5:34)
3/ Ain Temouchant (5:01)
4/ Ginger Blues (5:10)
Liner notes involving Bill Frisell
Short Review
Various Artists
Jazz, Funk & Composers of Distinction
Gramavision # R279496

Bill Frisell appears on one previously released track from Bob Moses release, When Elephants Dream of Music:

John Scofield/Pat Metheny 
Bugsy Records, BGS 032/2(CD)
Recorded Live in Perugia, Italy, July 12, 1994
Recorded on JULY 12, 1994
Released October 1994, ITALY 
Recorded live in Perugia, Italy, July 12, 1994, except disc 2 track 4,5 recorded live in Ravenna, July 1, 1988 


DISC 1 & DISC 2 TRACK 1-3: 
John Scofield : guitar 
Pat Metheny : guitar 
Steve Swallow : bass 
Bill Stewart : drums
DISC 2 TRACK 4,5: 
Marc Johnson : bass 
John Scofield : guitar 
Bill Frisell : guitar 
Peter Erskine : drums
DISC 1 (total time 60:13) : 
1. Everybody's Party (18:44) [John Scofield] 
2. The Red One (8:33) [Pat Metheny] 
3. No Matter What (15:40) [John Scofiled] 
4. No Way Jose (17:32) [John Scofiled]

DISC 2 (total time 61:35) : 
1. Message To My Friends (10:55) [Pat Metheny] 
2. Summertime (11:32) [Gershwin, Heyward] 
3. You Speak My Language (16:33) [John Scofield] 
4. Bass Desires (13:08) [Peter Erskine] 
5. Samurai Hee-Haw (9:44) [Marc Johnson]
Mathilde Santing
[MEGADISC 522 327 2
Released in 1994

Bill Frisell appears on two previously released tracks from Santings 1988 release
Out of This Dream:

12/ Wanting Things
15/ Broken Bicycles
Ad from Downbeat Magazine January 1994
Audio Samples
Press Kit
Marianne Faithful
Faithfull: A Collection of Her Best Recordings
Island #
Produced by
Released August 23, 1994
Recorded at

Bill Frisell (guitar) appears on on previously released track from Marianne Faithful's
Strange Weather.

9/Strange Weather (4:14)

Jim Hall
Unissued 1982-1992
Musica Jazz Magazine #
Produced by
Released in 1994

Bill Frisell appears in a duet setting with Jim Hall on
track Three:

1/ Baubles, Bangles and Beads
2/ Body and Soul
3/ Three ( live )
4/ Secret Love
5/ Beija-Flor
6/ Running Out of Gas
1994 Itailian Magazine
Various Artists
REP 1994 Fall Sampler
REP #0001 [Canada]

Bill Frisell appears on one previously released track from Michael Shrive's 1994  release, Fascination::

19/ Sam The Man