Intakt CD 156 The big picture


Fred Frith/Arte Quartett

Beat Hofstetter, soprano saxophone; Sascha Armbruster, alto saxophone; Andrea Formenti, sopranino and tenor saxophone; Beat Kappeler, baritone and alto saxophone; Fred Frith, electric guitar; Katharina Weber, piano (tracks 1-6); Lucas Niggli, drums (tracks 1-6).

    The big picture:
  1. The big picture part 1 (02.04)
  2. The big picture part 2 (02.49)
  3. The big picture part 3 (02.40)
  4. The big picture part 4 (02.06)
  5. The big picture part 5 (02.25)
  6. The big picture part 6 (01.39)

  7. Freedom in fragments:
  8. Introduction: the power of prayer (01.50)
  9. Some assembly required (01.45)
  10. Hopscotch (for John Zorn) (04.52)
  11. Confess (00.15)
  12. Song and dance (04.20)
  13. Void where prohibited (02.31)
  14. Rosali's song (06.10)
  15. Red rag (03.58)
  16. Significant restrictions apply (01.50)
  17. Boyan's problem (04.07)
  18. Kick it (03.48)
  19. Nostalgia (02.01)
  20. Batteries not included (01.44)
  21. T. Square Park lark (for Frank Zappa) (08.32)
  22. The power of prayer: coda (01.43)

Recorded January 2008 at Swiss Radio DRS 2, Zurich.

Cover art (reproduced above) by Heike Liss; graphic design by Jonas Schoder.


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