Bill Frisell has signed to Blue Note Records to release his new album, Harmony. The prolific guitarist’s last record was Music IS, which arrived last March on the OKeh label.
Harmony will be Frisell’s first solo release on Blue Note. He has worked with the storied label in the past, but as sideman or part of a group, starting with an appearance on John Scofield’s 1992 album Grace Under Pressure. He also contributed to Blue Note releases by Don Byron, Norah Jones and Charles Lloyd & the Marvels, and put out an eponymous album as part of the Floratone collective in 2007.
Frisell had tentatively announced the release of the Harmony record on Blue Note back in April in an interview with Qwest.TV. He recorded the album with his Harmony ensemble, which also includes vocalist Petra Haden, cellist Hank Roberts and multi-instrumentalist Luke Bergman.
Harmony will be released in the fall – stay tuned for an official release date.