Tony Scherman
May 21, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Good Dog, Happy Man

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Bill Frisell
Producers
Nonesuch
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A-

It’s impossible not to like Frisell’s mellow reflections on American roots styles, even though the guitarist’s former avant-jazz colleagues may mutter he’s gone soft-brained. Good Dog, Happy Man is the second album Frisell has made with the great rock drummer Jim Keltner, whose backbeat provides the kind of meat-and-potatoes groove Frisell’s been going for anyway. More cerebral than Ry Cooder (who guests on one song), the large-souled Frisell offers his own brilliant take on folk-country-blues. A-

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