"Like David Lynch, post jazz guitarist Bill Frisell has a knack for insinuating an odd haze around the most wholesome aspects of Americana. Disfarmer, named after the cranky Arkansas photographer who created gripping images of his neighbors, finds Frisell teamed with steel guitarist Greg Leisz, violinist Jenny Scheinman and bassist Viktor Krauss for a set of 26 evocative miniatures. Each one flits by like a half-remembered dream, yet paradoxically their sum amounts to one of Frisell's loveliest, most consistently affecting recent creations." - Steve Smith, Time Out, New York
For a number of years, Bill has been performing his film scores for Buster Keaton movies live to enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Out now for the first time, his music for the Keaton classics Go West, The High Sign and One Week are being released with the films on DVD by Songtone/Tone Field Productions, available exclusively here on Bill's website. Bill's longtime musical colleagues Kermit Driscoll (bass) and Joey Baron (drums) join Bill in enhancing not only the well known slapstick and comedic aspects of Keaton's work, but the inherent pathos and social commentary, as well. Purchase a copy here!
"Evincing his best qualities as both guitarist and composer, Frisell harvests evocative, melancholy Americana from deceptively modest, episodic themes. Coloring the scenes with acoustic as well as his trademark electric, Frisell produces strangely cinematic motifs on guitar, and his rhythm cohorts - longtime bassist Kermit Driscoll and drummer Joey Baron - provide abundant narrative drive." - Billboard