Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Bill Frisell Quintet / Jan. 23, 2005 / Los Angeles (Jazz Bakery): "
Frisell's best moments came on a number that started out like 'The Yellow Rose of Texas.' Here the pace was brisk, and Frisell took to it gratefully, releasing high-speed lines as in the days of Johnny Griffin a half-century ago, but with a kind of sneer, an attitude that was patronizing in a friendly, admiring way. "