Fred Frith


Selected scores

Tech Riders




".....will make your jaw drop, your feet dance and your neighbors move".

Trouser Press (USA)

"As a masterful sound colorist, Frith is in no way subject to analyses of has artistic legitimacy -
(he) redefines the possible uses of the guitar and makes traditional discourse irrelevant".

L.A. Herald Examiner (USA)

“It might be..useful, perhaps, to think of him as a folk musician who makes miniatures of the world around him using scraps torn from corners of the map."

Mark Dery (Guitar Player) (USA)

"A musical consciousness of rare intelligence backed up with an omnipresent sense of humor,
Frith makes music that must count amongst the most powerful and original of the present time".

Libération (France)

“The stupidest thing I've ever seen.”

SBravo53, (YouTube)

"Meister der Krummen Takte"

Die Zeit (Germany)

“Une workshop-music permanente, cassée et sensuelle, hilarante et élégaique."

Andrea Petrini, Libération (France)

"‘Guitar Solos’ is to mainstream guitar as quantum mechanics is to auto mechanics".

Guitar Player (USA)

“Should be sellotaped to Derek Bailey and pushed off a cliff.. if Bailey were still alive..”

Skelidude, (YouTube)

"a nuts and bolts way to heaven"

Downtown (USA)

"Der Lachende Aussenseiter"

Wochen Zeitung (Switzerland)

“One of music’s greatest improvisers”

Glenn Astarita, EJazz News (USA)

“Even my dog can improvise like that.”

blackestcrow2004, (YouTube)

“Magicien Fred? Sans doute un peu, et aussi très habile à faire se croiser les cultures, les langages, dans une démarche de création collective. C’est déjà beaucoup.”

Phillippe Méziat, Jazz Magazine (France)

"Schillender Nobody"

Wochen Presse (Germany)

“Few contemporary musicians have explored as many different – and frequently overlapping – genres as Fred Frith: traditional folk, indie rock, free improv, chamber composition, po-mo retro, graphic scores, and several…that may not have a name yet.”

Art Lange, Point of Departure (USA)

“Frith's ideas never stray far from joyous music making.”

Mark Corroto, AllAboutJazz (USA)

"Praktisch Brot und Butter"

Tages Zeitung (Germany)





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