Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
Frisell, Bill / Disfarmer
Album:Disfarmer Collection:General
Artist:Frisell, Bill Added:Aug 2009
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-12-13 Pull Date:2010-02-14 
Week Ending:Jan 17Dec 20

 Recent Airplay
1.May 04, 2010:As Country as I Get
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
3.Dec 18, 2009:Alma & Papa Mahler
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
2.Jan 12, 2010:Ice, then Heat
Little Girl, Lonely Man
4.Dec 15, 2009:Memory Select
Little Girl

Album Review
Uncle Steve
Reviewed 2009-12-05 
Bill Frisell-“Disfarmer” NO FCC Violations (reviewed by “Uncle Steve”)

Bill Frisell is well-known and prolific jazz guitarist. However, “Disfarmer” is collection of instrumental-only songs that have a strong Americana/roots feel. The instrumentation is traditional country (violin, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, acoustic/electric guitars, bass), along with occasional guitar licks & chords that have a jazz or blues tone, more in keeping with Bill Frisell’s body of work. Most of the songs are down-tempo/mid-tempo.

Overall: I’m no roots/Americana/Bluegrass/Country person, but I found the performances to be very competent & the production is first-rate. For my taste, there’s too much pedal steel guitar on many of the tracks (as a little goes a long way).

Recommended Tracks: 7 (“That’s Alright, Mama”-made famous by Elvis), 10 (interesting, very fast background guitar licks), 11/12 (“Lovesick Blues” & “I Can’t Help It”-made famous by Hank Williams), 16 (interesting interplay among the instruments), 20 (very short, nice guitar interplay).

Track Listing
1.Disfarmer Theme 14.Exposed
2.Lonely Man 15.The Wizard
3.Lost, Night 16.Think
4.Farmer 17.Drink
5.Focus 18.Play
6.Peter Miller's Discovery 19.I Am Not A Farmer
7.That's Alright, Mama 20.Small Town
8.Little Girl 21.Arkansas (Part 1)
9.Little Boy 22.Arkansas (Part 2)
10.No One Gets In 23.Arkansas (Part 3)
11.Lovesick Blues 24.Lost Again, Dark
12.I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) 25.Natural Light
13.Shutter, Dream 26.Did You See Him?