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anyone know exactly what he was using here-
the compressor, delay, volume pedal, etc
really after the recorded tone...for research purposes only
Seems to me like any kind of clean BF-style Fendery tone should get you close.in the late 90s (according to his 1st technique vid-the guitar artistry of bill frisell), at some pt in the 90s he stopped using the compressor (said that w/ something else was basically canceling each other out....). when the guitar artistry vid came out he was using a rat, boss delay (for short repeats), digitech pds8000 (replaced his eh16ddl) & lexicon lx5 reverb (i think)....
no idea what amps he was using...
That's nuts if it's a Dist+; really fuzzy!
Eh - I think a bunch of his 90s stuff is boring, but his more recent output has been a big step up compositionally/stylistically (History/Mystery in particular) - my .02.I do like the very squirrelly stuff from the earlier days, like the Ornette-ish "Rambler" theme and squalling leads, intricate sampled/resampled/repitched material he just used to spray like a guitar hydrant. He used to be a little edgy and a little wild, I just don't hear that from his more recent work. He is becoming our Americana jazz guitarist, wide open places he describes with his slow and rich tones. In other words BORING.
I stand corrected, I went by the Bill Frisell web after my post and was excited by several of the projects there. But on the whole, as you mention, any fiery guitar is reserved for someone elses records he may guest on. I adore the Paul Motian trio with Joe Lovano, Bill, especially the unreal Time after Time , he is the most powerful improviser of his generation, but i don't feel his own tunes harness that power.That's nuts if it's a Dist+; really fuzzy!
Eh - I think a bunch of his 90s stuff is boring, but his more recent output has been a big step up compositionally/stylistically (History/Mystery in particular) - my .02.
The coolest non-Naked City stuff I've heard him do is on those 80s Paul Motian albums "Jack of Clubs" and "Story of Maryam." They're Rambler-era, but for whatever reason, he seemed to feel more comfortable cutting lose on other dudes' stuff - it isn't like the TYPE of material was all that different.