Saturday, February 12, 2011

Today's Cassette, February 12, 2011.

It's been a while, hasn't it?  Today's cassette is Bill Frisell's, or if you want to be technically correct the Bill Frisell Band's, 1988 release Lookout For Hope.  This was his 3rd album under his own name for ECM, and his last before moving on to Elektra Nonesuch.  It features what was his working quartet at the time, which included Joey Barron on drums, Kermit Driscoll on bass, and Hank Roberts on cello.  Having a cellist reflects a love of unusual for jazz instrumentation that Frisell seems to have had from the start.  His previous album, Rambler, featured Bob Stewart on tuba, and in more recent years he has worked with musicians like steel guitarist Greg Leisz. 

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