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Bill Frisell
Blues Dream
Nonesuch # 79615
Produced by
Lee Townsend
Recorded at
O Henry Studios Los Angeles, CA in Jan. 2000
Released: January 16, 2001
Bill Frisell: Guitars, Greg Leitz: Steel guitar, Mandolin, Ron Miles: Trumpet, Billy Drewes: Alto Sax, Curtis Fowlkes: Trombone, David Piltch: Bass, Kenny Wollensen: Drums
Short BLUES DREAM article
Vinicius Cantuaria
Transparent # 500052
Produced by
Lee Townsend, Vinicius Cantuaria, Soli
Recorded at Shelter Island Studios New York and Forest Sound, Brooklyn
Released: March 6, 2001

Bill Frisell (guitar) appears on three songs:
2/ Ela e Carioca (4:48)
5/ Quase Choro (4:46)
8/ Nova de Sete (4:45)

Also appearing on this recording are, David Byrne, Mark Ribot, Brad Mehldau, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron, Peter Scherer, Jenny Scheinman, and others
Bill Frisell
with  Dave Holland and Elvin Jones
Nonesuch # 79624-2
Produced by
Lee Townsend, Michael Shrieve
Recorded at
Avatar Studios, N.Y.C., Different Fur Recording, San Francisco in the spring of 2000 & early 2001

1. Outlaws (7:55)
2. Twenty Years (3:15)
3. Coffaro's Theme (4:50)
4. Blue's Dream (4:49)
5. Moon River (6:25)
6. Tell Your Ma, Tell Your Pa (9:06)
7. Strange Meeting (5:22)
8. Convict 13 (3:54)
9. Again (7:32)
10. Hard Times (3:39)
11. Justice And Honor (4:48)
12. Smilin' Jones (5:03)

Dale Bruning
Reunion with Special Guest Bill Frisell
Jazz Link Ent. # 440072 (2XCD)
Produced By
Dale Bruning. Jude Hibler, and Bill Frisell
Recorded at
Cornish School of the Arts, Seattle WA. January 21-22, 2000

Disc One
1/ Poor Butterfly (7:16)
2/ It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing (5:42)
3/ Body and Soul (8:28)
4/ All The Things You Are (10:14)
5/ Besame Mucho (10:35)
6/ Seven Come Eleven (7:42)

Disc Two
1/ I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (6:50)
2/ Birk's Works (6:32)
3/ 'Round Midnight (8:43)
4/ Anthropology (6:31)
5/ The Shadow of Your Smile (7:06)
6/ All Blues (8:46)

"When Bill Frisell started studying with me, he had already made great strides as a young clarinetist / saxophonist. Clearly, he had much talent. He was diligent with practicing, always prepared, and eager to learn. What a joy he was to teach! Frequently, I questioned my own abilities / background as to whether they were adequate to guide him forward. Years later, Bill Frisell has become this most highly regarded music master. He's amazing. He's played with so many fine musicians in so many varied settings. Yet, he hasn't changed; he's the same fine, humble person I've always known. He even agreed to play these standards with me. What a privilege!" -Dale Bruning CD Liner Notes

"I can't imagine what I'd be doing or where I'd be right now if I hadn't met Dale Bruning. I might not be playing the guitar. When I first came to him for lessons in high school, I wasn't aware of the music of Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Charles Ives, and so many others that were soon to have a profund effect on me. He opened up this world to me and gave me the encouragement and tools I needed to start trying to understand what was going on in there. I'm still trying. Dale continues to be an inspiration and example for me both as a musician and a person. It was an honor and a thrill to have the opportunity to do this concert together. -Bill Frisell CD Liner Notes
"Lots of times we do the records and deliver them before they know we've been recording. I've been able to make a decent living being able to make a decent living being able to work this way and keep project costs in the black, album after album."
Duncan Sheik
Phantom Moon
Nonesuch # 79614-2
Recorded at Sear Sound, NYC, Angel
London, TMF Studios, NYC, and
Other Room Music, Seattle 
May - October 2000
Produced By  Duncan Sheik
Released February 27, 2001

Bill Frisell (guitar) appears on one track:
8/ Far Away (4:31)

"I basically said to Bill, play whatever you want to play," and he said, "Well do you want me to play acoustic?" and I said, "Maybe at this point I have earned the right to have one electric instrument on the record, so why don't you go ahead and play electric."..."We did a bunch of takes, and those takes got pieced together after the fact, so it became a little bit like a duet between myself and Bill."
-Duncan Sheik  Acoustic Guitar Magazine Nov. 2001
Bill Frisell Discography 2001
When available, I've included a CD cover. Click on it for song samples and/or CD ordering. If nothing happens, it means I have not located a retailer or the release is out of print.
Nonesuch Press Release
Aiko Shimada
Blue Marble
Tzadik # 7231
Produced by
Eyvind Kang
Recorded at Zulu Sound & Theater of Mineral Nades, Seattle, Wa.
Released January 2001

Bill Frisell (electric guitar, backwards guitar loops) appears on:
8/ Song For Mark (4:33)
9/ ASA (morning, Part 3)

Greg Leitz's Road Rig
Several Reviews
Laurie Anderson
Life on a String
Nonesuch #79539-2
Produced by Hal Wilner
Recorded at The Lobby, N.Y.C.

Bill Frisell(guitar) appears on one track:

9/ Washington Street (4:40)
Laurie Anderson(Vocal,Violin,Keyboard),Bill Frisell(guitar),Skuli Sverrisson(Bass),Joey Baron(Drums),Ben Rubin(Bells)
Danny Barnes Website
Keith Lowe Website
Vinicius's Official Website
Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers
Things I Done Wrong
Terminus CD-0103
Produced by
Wayne Horvitz
Released June 19, 2001

Danny Barnes(Banjo),
Keith Lowe(Acoustic & Electric Bass), Jon Perry(Violin,Viola)

Special Guests: Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Orville Johnson, Mark Graham and Others
Global Blues
Gallery Tungston Records # GT 200101
Produced by
Recorded at
Released January 17, 2001

Bill Frisell composed one track:
7/ Strange Meeting

He does not appear on this release
Anti-JazzHomepage W/ Track Sample
During 2001, Brian Blade sat in with Bill & a few "Blues Dream" band members during it's spring tour. Here's a brief interview with Brian. Interview W/Bill
Don't Miss This Excellent 2001 Seattle Times Article on Bill!
Don't Miss This Excellent 2001 Seattle Times Article on Bill!
Don't Miss This Excellent 2001 Seattle Times Article on Bill!
Don't Miss This Excellent 2001 Seattle Times Article on Bill!
Aiko Shimada's Offical Webpage
Old Folks
West Wind Jazz # WW2120
Released March 3, 2001
Reissues from ITM and Landmark

Bill appears on two of the 4 Kenny Garrett tracks
1 Old Folks - John Scofield/David Friesen
2 Wanderlust - Kenny Garrett
3 True Blue - John Scofield/David Friesen
4 Airegin - David Friesen/Michael Brecker
5 Signs And Wonders - David Friesen/Michael Brecker
6 Speak No Evil - David Friesen/Denny Zeitlin
7 Wingspan - Kenny Garrett
8 Oyster Dance, The - Kenny Garrett
9 Sonhos Do Brazil - Kenny Garrett

Recorded between 1987-1994
1/Emmylou Harris-One Big Love (remix)
2/Madonna-Cyber Raga
3/Michael Franti & Spearhead-Listener Supported (remix)
4/David Gray-My Oh My
5/Bill Frisell-Keep Your Eyes Open
6/Tom Waits-Buzz Fledderjohn
7/Youssou N'Dour-Birima (orginial Dakar mix)
8/Brad Mehldau-Paranoid Android (written by Radiohead)
9/Artis the Spoonman-Plantin
10/Daniel Lanois-Pour Ton Sourir
11/Moby-Whispering Wind
12/Joseph Arthur-I Donated Myself to the Mexican Army
13/Joe Henry-Animal Skin
14/Sheryl Crow-Everyday Is A Winding Road (live)
15/Chocolate Genius-Love Walks In
Various Artists

A release which benefits the Groundwork organization
5/ Written by Bill Frisell, Friz-Tone Music (BMI). Performed live by The New Quartet, featuring Greg Leisz, David Pilch, Kenny Wollesen, and Bill Frisell. Recording Engineer: Claudia Engelhart. Editing by Lee Townsend and Greg Calbi. Appears courtesy Nonesuch Records. Recorded live in concert at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA, on June 15, 2001.
Nonesuch Presskit
Various Artists
TDK Mediactive - DV-JTJCH           LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Released in 2001
Recorded at Theatrehaus Stuttgart April 1990
This is a European DVD release

1. STEPS AHEAD - Well In That Case
4. JOHN ZORN & NAKED CITY - Mystery Song
8. MIKE STERN & BOB BERG BAND - Friday Night At The Cadillac Club

Bill Frisell(guitar) appears on track 4/ with John Zorn(alto Sax),Wayne Horvitz(keyboards),Fred Firth(bass), and Joey Baron(drums)
Thanks to Lasse Nikkarev
Stefen F. Winter
The Little Trumpet
Winter & Winter JMT 919007
Produced by Stefen F. Winter
Recorded at
Released October 30, 2001

This is a reissue CD

Herb Robertson
Winter & Winter JMT# 919002
Produced by
Recorded at
Released September 4, 2001

This is a reissue CD
Various Artists
This is Seymour Duncan    Volume One
Seymour Duncan CD
Produced by Vernon Neilly
Released 2001

This is a Various Artists compilation from guitar pick-up maker, Seymour Duncan. It highlights artists who use their guitar pick-ups. The Bill Frisell track is:

17/Blues For Los Angeles (5:13)
originally released on
Gone, Just Like a Train

Liner notes on Frisell: Bill plays the JB Model humbucker in his Klein guitar played through a Mesa Boogie Mark 1 amp.
Various Artists
2001 Nonesuch Sampler

Bill Frisell appears on a previously released track from Blues Dream:

?/ Blues Dream

Bill's 2001 Equipment choices
Gibson ES-446 with Seymour Duncan Antiquity pick-ups, Anderson Archtop, Gibson J-45, and a Jumbo Klien acoustic.
Also a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modler, Digitech 8 second delay, Electro-Harmonix 16-second delay
"This record is live and spontaneous, yet there are a lot of overduds and guitar orchestrations. I was only in there for a few hours with Dave and Elvin, but then I went back and added harmonies and dubbed melodies. I even dubbed some of Daves acoustic bass parts, playing them an octive lower on electric bass." -Guitar Player Feb 2002
Various Artists
Deep Sleep 101  Blue Marble's Music and Guidebook  For a Good Night's Sleep

Bill Frisell appears on one previously released track:

5. Godson Song - Bill Frisell

Other artists include Wind Machine , Chris Botti , Robbie Robertson , Bobby McFerrin , Ulf Wakenius and Lars Danielsson , Pink Martini , Budapest Strings , The Choir of King's College , The Academy of Ancient Music , Claudio Arrau , Julian Lloyd Webber/ John Lenahan

This is what it says on the back:
The guidebook--The best techniques for improving sleep might not be what you think. The primary cause of poor sleep might surprise you as well. The techniques for improving sleep in Deep Sleep 101 have been developed by Dr. Gregg Jacobs, based on his fifteen years of sleep research at Harvard Medical School, where he developed the world's first drug-free program scientifically proven to conquer insomnia.
The music--For the hour before bedtime, Blue Marble has created this concert of music that quiets the mind and releases the grip of stress on the body and the spirit. And hurray! It's not boring elevator music!
Various Artists
Ram Recordings # RAMCD-76 (2 CD)
Recorded live in 2001
Produced by
Released in 2001

This a
benefit 2-CD Set promoting awareness of the social and enviromental impact of corporate globalization.

The Bill Frisell track is a
previously unreleased recording:

Disc Two
17/ Whats Going On? (9:46)

Bill Frisell,guitar, Tony Scherr, bass, Kenny Wollenson, drums
Liner Notes
Press Kit
Bill Frisell
Anthology #1
Home Collection
This a  complete collection of MP3's from each of the LP's listed
1/ Is That You?
2/Before We Were Born - 1989
3/Where In The World? - 1990
4/Have A Little Faith - 1992
5/This Land - 1992
6/Nashville - 1995
7/Quartet - 1996
8/Gone, Just Like A Train - 1997
9/Good Dog, Happy Man - 1999
10/Ghost Town - 2000
Short article
Magazine Ad
Various Artists
Barnes and Noble Recommends
Nonesuch # PRC 300715

This is a promotional CD from Barnes and Noble presenting a selection of work from Nonesuch 2001 releases. Artists include Laurie Anderson, Duncan Schiek, Emmylou Harris, Caetano Velso, and Sam Phillips.

It contains a previously released version from Bill Frisell's 2001 release
Blues Dream.

3/ Blues Dream

1. Blues Dream
2. Ron Carter
3. Pretty Flowers Were Made For Blooming
4. Pretty Stars Were Made To Shine
5. Where Do We Go?
6. Like Dreamers Do (Part One)
7. Like Dreamers Do (Part Two)
8. Outlaws
9. What Do We Do?
10. Episode
11. Soul Merchant
12. Greg Leisz
13. The Tractor
14. Fifty Years
15. Slow Dance
16. Things Will Never Be The Same
17. Dream On
18. Blues Dream (reprise)
Fuse Magazine  Interview W/Bill
Various Artists
Music Pa Vej- NR.2
Released February 12, 2001
Sony Denmark

This is a promotional CD issued by Sony in Denmark.

Bill Frisell appears on a previously released track from 2001's Finding Forester Soundtrack:

8/ Over The Rainbow
A Frisell Interview
A Codgers Bio
Italy's Buscadero magazine did a 2001 Bill article
Danny Barnes Shows
Press Kit