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Fred Frith

Fred Frith
Country
England
Profile
Fred Frith is an English multi-instrumentalist, composer and improvisor. Probably best known for his guitar work, Frith first came to attention as one of the founding members of the English avant-rock group Henry Cow.
Website
http://www.fredfrith.com
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Releases on file (59)
Jack o' the Clock — Repetitions of the Old City - I Jack o' the Clock — Repetitions of the Old City - I
(Bandcamp no#, 2016, CD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition
(Zeitgeist Media 2, 2012, DVD)
Carla Kihlstedt / Matthias Bossi / Shahzad Ismaily — Causing a Tiger Carla Kihlstedt / Matthias Bossi / Shahzad Ismaily — Causing a Tiger
(Victo cd 118, 2010, CD)
Fred Frith — Nowhere. Sideshow. Thin Air. Fred Frith — Nowhere. Sideshow. Thin Air.
(ReR Megacorp FRA 07, 2009, CD)
Paolo Angeli — Plays Frith & Björk - Tessuti Paolo Angeli — Plays Frith & Björk - Tessuti
(ReR Megacorp PA3, 2007, CD)
Janet Feder / Fred Frith — Ironic Universe Janet Feder / Fred Frith — Ironic Universe
(Ad Hoc AD HOC 19/20, 2006, CD+DVD)
Lesli Dalaba / Fred Frith / Eric Glick Rieman / Carla Kihlstedt — Dalaba Frith Glick Rieman Kihlstedt Lesli Dalaba / Fred Frith / Eric Glick Rieman / Carla Kihlstedt — Dalaba Frith Glick Rieman Kihlstedt
(Accretions ALP-030 CD, 2003, CD)
Various Artists —  156 Strings - Nineteen Totally Original Acoustic Guitarists Various Artists — 156 Strings - Nineteen Totally Original Acoustic Guitarists
(Cuneiform Rune 163, 2002, CD)
Fred Frith — Prints - Snapshots, Postcards, Messages and Miniatures 1987-2001 Fred Frith — Prints - Snapshots, Postcards, Messages and Miniatures 1987-2001
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRA 02, 2002, CD)
Fred Frith — Accidental Fred Frith — Accidental
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRA 01, 2001, CD)
Ensemble Modern — Fred Frith: Traffic Continues Ensemble Modern — Fred Frith: Traffic Continues
(Winter & Winter 910 044-2, 2000, CD)
Mark Dresser / Fred Frith / Ikue Mori — Later... Mark Dresser / Fred Frith / Ikue Mori — Later...
(Victo cd 070, 2000, CD)
Chris Cutler & Fred Frith — 2 Gentlemen in Verona Chris Cutler & Fred Frith — 2 Gentlemen in Verona
(ReR Megacorp CCFF3, 2000, CD)
Robert Wyatt — EPs Robert Wyatt — EPs
(Hannibal HNCD 1440, 1999, 4CD)
The Science Group — A Mere Coincidence The Science Group — A Mere Coincidence
(ReR Megacorp SCIENCE1, 1999, CD)
Percy Howard / Charles Hayward / Fred Frith / Bill Laswell — Meridiem Percy Howard / Charles Hayward / Fred Frith / Bill Laswell — Meridiem
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90098, 1998, CD)
Fred Frith Guitar Quartet — Ayaya Moses Fred Frith Guitar Quartet — Ayaya Moses
(Ambiances Magnétiques AM 051, 1997, CD)
Rova — Bingo Rova — Bingo
(Victo CD 056, 1997, CD)
Fred Frith — The Previous Evening Fred Frith — The Previous Evening
(ReR Megacorp FF1, 1997, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Flotsam Jetsam Robert Wyatt — Flotsam Jetsam
(Rough Trade R3112, 1994, CD)
Naked City — Radio Naked City — Radio
(Avant AVAN 003, 1993, CD)
Naked City — Grand Guignol Naked City — Grand Guignol
(Avant AVAN 002, 1992, CD)
Naked City — Heretic: Jeux des Dames Cruelles Naked City — Heretic: Jeux des Dames Cruelles
(AVANT 001, 1992, CD)
Naked City — Leng Tch'e Naked City — Leng Tch'e
(Toy's Factory TFCK-88604, 1992, CD)
Tone Dogs — Ankety Low Day Tone Dogs — Ankety Low Day
(C/Z CZ016, 1990, CD)
French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Invisible Means French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Invisible Means
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3072, 1990/2008, CD)
Fred Frith — Step across the Border Fred Frith — Step across the Border
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 03, 1990/2002, CD)
Naked City — Torture Garden Naked City — Torture Garden
(Tzadik no#, 1990/1996, CD)
Thinking Plague — In This Life Thinking Plague — In This Life
(Cuneiform Rune 407, 1989/2015, CD)
Naked City — Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989 Naked City — Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989
(Tzadik TZ 7336, 1989/2002, CD)
French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Live, Love, Larf & Loaf French / Frith / Kaiser / Thompson — Live, Love, Larf & Loaf
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3067, 1987/2008, CD)
Tenko — Slope - Gradual Disappearance Tenko — Slope - Gradual Disappearance
(Shoh-120, 1987/2001, CD)
Curlew — North America Curlew — North America
(Cuneiform Rune 167, 1985/2002, CD)
The Muffins — Open City The Muffins — Open City
(Cuneiform 55010, 1985/1994, CD)
Bill Laswell — Baselines Bill Laswell — Baselines
(Celluloid CELCD 5505, 1983, CD)
Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser — Friends & Enemies Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser — Friends & Enemies
(Cuneiform Rune 117/118, 1983/1999, 2CD)
Various Artists — Recommended Records Sampler Various Artists — Recommended Records Sampler
(Recommended Records (RéR) ReR 25A/B, 1982/2009, 2CD)
The Muffins — <185> The Muffins — <185>
(Cuneiform 55013, 1981/1996, CD)
Material — Memory Serves Material — Memory Serves
(Restless 7 72653-4, 1981/1992, CD)
Fred Frith — Speechless Fred Frith — Speechless
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 04, 1981/1991, CD)
Fred Frith — Gravity Fred Frith — Gravity
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 01, 1980/2001, CD)
Various Artists — Miniatures (A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited by Morgan-Fisher) Various Artists — Miniatures (A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited by Morgan-Fisher)
(Blueprint BP159CD, 1980/1994, CD)
Aksak Maboul — Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits Aksak Maboul — Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits
(Crammed CRAM 002, 1980/1996, CD)
Lindsay Cooper — Rags Lindsay Cooper — Rags
(Recommended Records (RéR) R?/arc, 1980/1983, LP)
Henry Cow — A Cow Cabinet of Curiosities Henry Cow — A Cow Cabinet of Curiosities
(ReR Megacorp HC1000, 1978/2009, CD)
Brian Eno — Music for Films Brian Eno — Music for Films
(Virgin ENOCDX 9, 1978/2009, CD)
Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 6-10 Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 6-10
(ReR Megacorp HC 41, 1978/2008, 4CD+DVD)
Henry Cow — The Studio: Volumes 1-5 Henry Cow — The Studio: Volumes 1-5
(ReR Megacorp ReR HC 42, 1978/2008, 5CD)
Henry Cow — Western Culture Henry Cow — Western Culture
(ReR Megacorp hc 4, 1978/2001, CD)
Brian Eno — Before and After Science Brian Eno — Before and After Science
(Virgin ENOCD 4, 1977/2004, CD)
Henry Cow — Concerts Henry Cow — Concerts
(ReR Megacorp HC 5 & 6, 1976/2006, 2CD)
Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 1-5 Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 1-5
(ReR Megacorp HC 40, 1976/2008, 5CD)
Jan Steele / John Cage — Voices and Instruments Jan Steele / John Cage — Voices and Instruments
(E.G. Records EGED 25 / Obscure 5, 1976/1982, LP)
Slapp Happy / Henry Cow — Desperate Straights Slapp Happy / Henry Cow — Desperate Straights
(ReR Megacorp HCSH1, 1975/2004, CD)
Henry Cow — In Praise of Learning Henry Cow — In Praise of Learning
(ReR Megacorp ReR HC3, 1975/2000, CD)
Fred Frith — Guitar Solos Fred Frith — Guitar Solos
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 02, 1974/2002, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard Robert Wyatt — Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard
(Domino DNO 201, 1974/2008, CD)
Henry Cow — Unrest Henry Cow — Unrest
(ReR Megacorp HC 2, 1974/1999, CD)
Henry Cow — Legend Henry Cow — Legend
(ReR Megacorp HC1, 1973/2000, CD)

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