Theoretically

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Theoretically
Studio album by Tim Berne & Bill Frisell
Released1984
RecordedAug 1983-Aug 1984
GenreAvant-garde jazz, Downtown music
Length48:48
LabelEmpire
ProducerBill Frisell, Tim Berne and Jon Rosenberg
Bill Frisell chronology
In Line
(1983)
Theoretically
(1984)
Rambler
(1985)
 
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Theoretically
Studio album by Tim Berne & Bill Frisell
Released1984
RecordedAug 1983-Aug 1984
GenreAvant-garde jazz, Downtown music
Length48:48
LabelEmpire
ProducerBill Frisell, Tim Berne and Jon Rosenberg
Bill Frisell chronology
In Line
(1983)
Theoretically
(1984)
Rambler
(1985)

Theoretically is an album by Tim Berne and Bill Frisell which was released on the Empire label in 1984. It features four compositions by Berne, two by Frisell, and one joint composition.

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Daniel Gioffre awarded the album 3 stars stating "The overall feel of this record puts it almost into ambient territory, as Frisell's volume swells and Berne's upper register squeals blend into a single fabric of weighty yet spacious sound. It is a place where melody emerges almost as a surprise from a strangely menacing backdrop of pure atmosphere... It all works, no doubt about it, but there is room to question the quality of the source material. Overall, this is a good, if not particularly great, album from two musicians at the top of their game.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listing

  1. "M" (Frisell, Berne) - 6:04
  2. "Inside the Brain" (Berne) - 8:30
  3. "Preview" (Berne) - 4:06
  4. "Caroline" (Frisell) - 3:32
  5. "Ground Floor" (Berne) - 7:37
  6. "2011" (Berne) - 16:17
  7. "Perky Figure" (Frisell) - 2:42
  • Recorded August/September 1983 at High Rise Sound, and August 1984 at First Choice Studio, NYC

Personnel

References

  1. ^ a b Gioffre, D. Allmusic Review accessed June 13, 2011