Production by Lee Townsend,
Management by Phyllis Oyama and Lee Townsend:

Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez

Production by Lee Townsend,
Management by Phyllis Oyama and Lee Townsend:

Bill Frisell
Carrie Rodriguez

Bill Frisell

Carrie Rodriguez

Productions of:

Rinde Eckert, John Scofield, Vinicius Cantuaria, Loudon Wainwright III, Shweta Jhaveri, Petra Haden, Gabriela, Dino Saluzzi, Choying Dolma/Steve Tibbetts, John Scofield/Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, Dino Saluzzi, Dave Holland, Crooked Still, Viktor Krauss, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron, Charlie Hunter, Jerry Granelli, Quentin Dujardin, Kalaban Coura, Elvis Costello & Bill Frisell, Dusan Bogdanovic, Jonah Smith, Doug Wamble, David Soler, Noe Venable, Blame Sally.

Recent Releases:

Bill Frisell – Music IS

Bill Frisell’s Music IS is his first fully realized solo album featuring composed material since the making of Ghost Town, released on Nonesuch, over twenty years ago.

“Playing ‘solo’ (alone) is always a challenge”, Frisell says. “For me, music has all along been so much about playing with other people. Having a conversation. Call and response. Playing all by myself is a trip. I really have to change the way I think. In preparation for this recording I played for a week at The Stone in New York. Each night I attempted new music that I’d never played before. I was purposely trying to keep myself a little off balance. Uncomfortable. Unsure. I didn’t want to fall back on things that I knew were safe. My hope was to continue this process right on into the studio. I didn’t want to have things be all planned out beforehand.”

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Rinde Eckert – The Natural World

After an extended country-wide solo tour, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rinde entered Fantasy Studios with Lee Townsend to record a solo project, entitled The Natural World, with Rinde singing and playing all the instruments, including electric and acoustic guitars, piano, organ, electronic keyboard and samples, banjo ukulele, resonator ukulele, wood flute and percussion. The material is predominantly original Eckert compositions in addition to a new arrangements of the traditional folk song “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” and a piece by J.S. Bach, both with new lyrics by Rinde.

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Carrie Rodriguez – Lola

Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album “Lola,” is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world. Inspired by the 1940’s-era recordings of Carrie’s great aunt, Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza, the album is a mixture of new and old songs. It features Spanish songs written by some of Carrie’s favorite Mexican composers, as well as her own Ranchera-inspired original songs written in English, Spanish and “Spanglish.” Produced by Lee Townsend, the album is supported by an all-star band, The Sacred Hearts, assembled especially for this project.

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Jerry Granelli – Dance Hall

Drummer Granelli and a stellar band of Robben Ford and Bill Frisell (guitars) and J. Anthony Granelli (bass) recorded with Lee and engineer Sheldon Zaharko at The Armoury in Vancouver, British Columbia. The music is R&B flavored jazz – several pieces include a horn section with arrangements by Steven Bernstein. Songs include “The Great Pretender”, Dylan’s “Meet Me in the Morning”, Louis Jordan’s “Caledonia”, Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame”, Mingus’ “Boogie Stop Shuffle”, “This Bitter Earth” and “Never Gonna Break My Faith”.

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