mysterio sympatico
June 13, 2002 7:50 PM   Subscribe

mysterio sympatico is the latest collaboration between jazz guitarist bill frisell and cartoonist jim woodring, who designed a few covers for frisell's records. in honor of flash friday, whimgrinder is online for your amusement (though sadly without frisell's score). what are some animation/music combos you'd like to see?
posted by pxe2000 (6 comments total)
i've always 'enjoyed' woodring's stuff. frisell i'm up and down on but jim's always appreciated. thanks for the link.
posted by dobbs at 8:09 PM on June 13, 2002

Though Frisell has said that Woodring's art is the closest thing to a visual representation of his music, the one that always hit it for me was the cover of Quartet. I guess, like all good things, Frisell's music strikes everyone, including its creator, in a different way.
posted by transient at 9:11 PM on June 13, 2002

if only i lived in seattle. frisell's music is wonderful, and i always thought he would be incredibly well-suited to do movie soundtracks. he did do a soundtrack album for a number of buster keaton films back in 1995, which is suppposed to be excellent, although i've not heard it. i guess i just have to hope for a DVD release.

incidently, frisell's newest album came out eariler this week. anyone heard it yet?
posted by boltman at 10:30 PM on June 13, 2002

frisell actually has done movie soundtracks. unfortunately the films he's scored have been tripe -- the million dollar hotel, anyone? finding forrester? eeep.

i attempted to watch one week with his music cued up behind it. unfortunately i wasn't able to get it quite right. anyone seen that with the music?
posted by pxe2000 at 6:12 AM on June 14, 2002

If you like the Mysterio Sympatico project, check out Trosper, a book/CD collaboration between Frisell and Woodring released in February. I saw Frisell play two nights at the Largo in Los Angeles a couple months ago, and it was an epic experience. The new album is great, too -- much better than the Dave Holland/Elvin Jones collaboration.
posted by waxpancake at 7:49 PM on June 14, 2002

wax: glad to hear the new album is good. i was so disappointed by the holland/jones collaboration.
posted by boltman at 8:13 PM on June 15, 2002

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