Big Sur - Bill Frisell
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  • Summary: The first release on Sony's Okeh label, the music written while the jazz musician was in Big Sur was commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival.
  • Record Label: Sony
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Folk, Pop/Rock, Jazz Instrument, Guitar Jazz, Progressive Folk, Avant-Garde Jazz, Structured Improvisation, Chamber Jazz
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  1. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    There are 19 songs here, and at some point one feels replete, but they are concise--some in the manner of a sketch that leaves options open, others more decisive, like the sharp coastline vista once the morning fog has cleared.
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    Frisell's consistent inventiveness is remarkable, and Big Sur sounds as close to essential as most of his recent work.
  3. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    On Big Sur, Frisell delivers an inspired musical portrayal of the land, sky, sea, and wildlife of the region with majesty, humor, and true sophistication.
  4. Jul 11, 2013
    75
    It all sounds entirely of Bill Frisell’s unique world, yet still like a previously undiscovered land that sounds well worth a visit.
  5. Sep 16, 2013
    60
    Sometimes I wish that the puree were a little less smooth, a little less like wallpaper, and that’s the case with Big Sur. But it’s still a lovely experience, made by one of the masters we have with us in this age.
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