Fred Frith

Vero nome:
Jeremy Webster Frith
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Born: 17th February 1949, Heathfield, England.

British composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist, who has situated himself for more than thirty years in the area where rock music and new music meet.

Played in R & B groups at school and did solo folk club work from 1967-1969. Began exploratory musical activities with Tim Hodgkinson early in 1968 which led to the start Henry Cow.
Between times since then he has been involved with flautist Clive Bell in the Ritual Theatre, played guitar in Brecht-Weill productions, taught guitar and ran a jazz workshop at Cambridge tech.

Co-founder of the British underground band "Henry Cow" (1968-78), Frith moved to New York in the late seventies and came into contact with many of the musicians with whom he’s since been associated, for example; John Zorn; Ikue Mori; Tom Cora; Zeena Parkins and Bob Ostertag. Fourteen years in New York gave rise to groups like "Massacre" (with Bill Laswell and Fred Maher), "Skeleton Crew" (with Tom and Zeena), and "Keep the Dog", a sextet performing an extensive repertoire of Frith compositions.

In the eighties Frith began writing for dance, film, and theatre. This, in turn, led to his composing for "Rova Sax Quartet", "Ensemble Modern", "Asko Ensemble" and a number of other groups, including his own critically acclaimed "Guitar Quartet".

Best known world-wide as an improvisational guitarist, Frith has also performed in a variety of other contexts, playing bass in John Zorn’s "Naked City", violin in Lars Hollmer’s "Looping Home Orchestra" and guitar on recordings ranging from "The Residents" and René Lussier, to Brian Eno and Amy Denio. Frith was also the subject of Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzels’ award-winning documentary film "Step Across The Border".

He became Professor of Composition at Mills College in Oakland, California, near his home with photographer Heike Liss and their children, Finn and Lucia.
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Albums

Fred Frith - Guitar Solos album art Fred Frith Guitar Solos (Album) Caroline Records UK 1974 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Guitar Solos 2 album art Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* - Guitar Solos 2 (Album) Caroline Records UK 1976 Vendi questa versione
ML 107, METALANGUAGE 107 Fred Frith - With Friends Like These album art Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser - With Friends Like These(LP, Album) Metalanguage, Metalanguage ML 107, METALANGUAGE 107 US 1979 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Gravity album art Fred Frith Gravity (Album) Ralph Records US 1980 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Speechless album art Fred Frith Speechless (Album) Ralph Records US 1981 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Live At Loft Shinjuku Tokyo Japan 23 July '81 album art Fred Frith & Totsuzen Danball Fred Frith & Totsuzen Danball - Live At Loft Shinjuku Tokyo Japan 23 July '81 (MiniAlbum) Floor Japan 1982 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Voice Of America album art Fred Frith / Bob Ostertag / Phil Minton Fred Frith / Bob Ostertag / Phil Minton - Voice Of America (Album) Rift US 1982 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Live In Japan:The Guitars On The Table Approach album art Fred Frith Live In Japan:The Guitars On The Table Approach (Album) Recommended Records Japan Japan 1982 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Cheap At Half The Price album art Fred Frith Cheap At Half The Price (Album) Ralph Records US 1983 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - French Gigs album art Lol Coxhill And Fred Frith Lol Coxhill And Fred Frith - French Gigs (Album) AAA France 1983 Vendi questa versione
ML-123 Fred Frith - Who Needs Enemies ? album art Henry Kaiser And Fred Frith Henry Kaiser And Fred Frith - Who Needs Enemies ?(LP, Album) Metalanguage ML-123 US 1983 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Learn To Talk album art Skeleton Crew (2), Fred Frith, Tom Cora Skeleton Crew (2), Fred Frith, Tom Cora - Learn To Talk (Album) Recommended Music UK & Europe 1984 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Nous Autres album art Fred Frith - René Lussier Fred Frith - René Lussier - Nous Autres (Album) Les Disques Victo Canada 1987 Vendi questa versione
SST-CD-147 Fred Frith - With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends? album art Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser - With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends?(CD, Album) SST Records SST-CD-147 US 1987 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - "The Technology Of Tears" And Other Music For Dance And Theatre album art Fred Frith "The Technology Of Tears" And Other Music For Dance And Theatre (Album) RecRec Music Switzerland 1988 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - The Top Of His Head album art Fred Frith The Top Of His Head (Album) Made To Measure Europe 1989 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Step Across The Border album art Fred Frith Step Across The Border (Album) RecRec Music Japan 1990 Vendi questa versione
ReCDec 33 Fred Frith - Attention Span album art Ostertag* with Zorn* with Frith* Ostertag* with Zorn* with Frith* - Attention Span(CD, Album) RecRec Music ReCDec 33 Switzerland 1990 Vendi questa versione
WOOF 013, MEGAPHONE 002 Fred Frith - Live Improvisations album art Fred Frith / Tim Hodgkinson Fred Frith / Tim Hodgkinson - Live Improvisations(CD, Album) Woof Records, Megaphone Records (3) WOOF 013, MEGAPHONE 002 UK & US 1990 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Dropera album art Fred* & Ferd* Fred* & Ferd* - Dropera (Album) RecRec Music Switzerland 1991 Vendi questa versione
FMP CD 36 Fred Frith - Stop Complaining / Sundown album art Hans Reichel Duets With Fred Frith And Kazuhisa Uchihashi* Hans Reichel Duets With Fred Frith And Kazuhisa Uchihashi* - Stop Complaining / Sundown(CD, Album) FMP FMP CD 36 Germany 1991 Vendi questa versione
NUX-21 Fred Frith - Null & Fred Frith album art Null* & Fred Frith Null* & Fred Frith - Null & Fred Frith(Cass, Album, C60) Nux Organization NUX-21 Japan 1991 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Domestic Stories album art Chris Cutler / Lutz Glandien with Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, Alfred Harth Chris Cutler / Lutz Glandien with Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, Alfred Harth - Domestic Stories (Album) ReR Megacorp, ReR Megacorp UK 1992 Vendi questa versione
Fred Frith - Improvised Music New York 1981 album art Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Sonny Sharrock, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Charles K. Noyes Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Sonny Sharrock, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Charles K. Noyes - Improvised Music New York 1981 (Album) MuWorks Records US 1992 Vendi questa versione
ReCDec 40 Fred Frith - Helter Skelter album art Fred Frith / François-Michel Pesenti Fred Frith / François-Michel Pesenti - Helter Skelter(CD, Album) RecRec Music ReCDec 40 Switzerland 1992 Vendi questa versione