Released on June 18, 2013, ‘Big Sur’ is an album by American guitarist Bill Frisell. It is a reference the coastal-mountain area of Big Sur in California.
Track Listing : 1.Music Of Glen Deven Ranch (Bill Frisell) – 03:46 . 2.Sing Together Like A Family (Bill Frisell) – 04:22 . 3.Good Spot (Bill Frisell) – 00:53 . 4.Going To California (Bill Frisell) – 03:17 . 5.Big One (Bill Frisell) – 02:44 . 6.Somewhere (Bill Frisell) – 01:32 . 7.Gather Good Things (Bill Frisell) – 05:32 . 8.Cry Alone (Bill Frisell) – 03:16 . 9.Animals (Bill Frisell) – 01:40 . 10.Highway 1 (Bill Frisell) – 04:51 . 11.Beautiful View (Bill Frisell) – 04:05 . 12.Hawks (Bill Frisell) – 04:40 . 13.We All Love Neil Young (Bill Frisell) – 01:38 . 14.Big Sur (Bill Frisell) – 03:06 . 15.On The Lookout (Bill Frisell) – 02:02 . 16.Shacked Up (Bill Frisell) – 04:12 . 17.Walking Stick (For Jim Cox) (Bill Frisell) – 04:11 . 18.Song For Lana Weeks (Bill Frisell) – 04:14 . 19.Far Away (Bill Frisell) – 04:36
Musicians : Bill Frisell – Guitar . Jenny Scheinman – Violin . Eyvind Kang – Viola . Hank Roberts – Cello . Rudy Royston – Drums
Production : Produced By Lee Townsend . Adam Muñoz – Recording And Mixing Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering Engineer
Package : Paul Moore – Art Design . Monica Frisell – Photography
Recorded 2012 At Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, Ca.
Released On June 18, 2013 By Sony Classical’S Okeh.
(Source Big Sur | Bill Frisell Official Site)
“The Big One” is instrumental surf music, with a beach-party riff that Frisell inventively passes from guitar to the strings. For most jazz artists it’d constitute a surprise, but Frisell isn’t most jazz artists.
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The result is a work that somehow manages to evoke not just the part of the country which is its inspiration, but American music as a whole.
I wish that “A Beautiful View” were a little less beautiful—or a little less delicately lovely in the way a tiny jewel box is beautiful—and a little more expansive.