kramer The Brill Building, Book Two Featuring Bill Frisell (CD, £15.95)label: tzadik
Everyone’s favourite guitarist and American Song aficionado Bill Frisell joins forces with producer/arranger Kramer for a brilliant and soulful exploration of the legendary song writing teams that were born and flourished in the legendary Brill Building at 1619 Broadway in New York City. Some of the world’s most important songwriters worked here in the early 1960s, and this collection includes imaginative and creative arrangements of songs by Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, Doc Pomus, Al Kooper, Carole King and more! Kramer’s Beatles-tinged production values set up Frisell’s distinctive guitar work making this a CD that is not to be missed! Essential!
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