Fretless Guitar CDs and Album Lists

Fretless Guitar CDs and Album Lists

Note: Links are to reviews, mostly internal. Links on an artist’s name indicate multiple reviews.

Compilations :

Fretless Guitar Masters (2001)

Village of the Unfretted (2005)

The Unravelling Begins – GtrOblq.com
fretless tracks from:
Michael Vick / Tom Baker / Pantha & Newbie Brad / Pawel Janowski / Jahloon

Unplugged and Unfretted (2008) Acoustic Fretless Guitarists

Actoon :

– Cemetryland (1999)
– Fretlessguitarland (2007)

Adrian Romero :

– Shirts Against Skins (2003) fretless tracks – Crave, Wake Up!

Albert Dambeck :

– Ver Kompositionen (1995-1999) (fretless upright bass)
– Calligraphy (Fretless Electric Guitar)

Alfred Giusto :

– Fretless Resonator (2004 as Giusto)

– Original Graveyard Blues (2006 as Meantone)

Angels on my Pillow, Devils in my Head (2016 as Fat Knuckle Freddy)

Andreas Wahl :

– Experimentle Band

– Bhagvan – Matthias Muller  (Andreas Wahl plays fretless guitar)

 Andy Summers (The Police) :

~ Driven to Tears (several versions exist, solo is fretless on one of them)

Ataman Quartet :

– Wintersun (2007) Ataman Quintet – Track 4: I Saw Your Face (Fretless)

Barbera T Paras :

– Turn to Run (1987) Single, fretless guitarist Steve ??

Ben Burdick :

An Eclectic Acoustic Electric Fretless Christmas (2004)
– Fretless Jazz Standards (2007) Ben Burdick Trio

Ben Miller :

– True Son

Bumblefoot – see Ron Thal

Cenk Erdoğan

~ İle (2008) (Cenk Erdoğan Trio)
~ Kavis (2011) (feat. Kai Eckhardt & Jason Lewis)
~ Kara Kutu (2014)

Charlélie Couture :

~ Double Vue (2004 Wagram) fretless track – Flying Message (mainly rhythm parts)

Chet Atkins :

– Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed at the Bottom Line in NYC (1992, DVD) Nylon fretless track – Summertime

Darby Slick :

~ SandOland (1995)
King of the Fretless Guitar (1998)

Deniz Atalay :

Denizin Ötesinde (Beneath the Sea) (2016)

Dweezil Zappa :

Via Zamatta’ (2015)

Ed DeGenaro & Friends :

NAMM bash 2006 (DVD & CD)

Ed DeGenaro & The Powers OF 10 Band :

Remembering Shawn Lane – Live on Beale St (DVD & CD)

Ed DeGenaro :

Nude Guitars, Live at the Knit (DVD)
– Live at the Knit (CD)
– Nylon and Steel (CD)
– Dog House (CD 2007 Unfretted Records)
– Less Is Seldom More (CD 2009 Unfretted Records)
– Holiday in Madras (CD 2013 Unfretted Records)

Edward Powell :

~ Friedsitar (2000)
– Bluesand (2004)
– Spiritdance (2007)

Erkan Ogur :

Fretless (1993)
~ Bir Ömürlük Misafir (1996) reworked reissue of Fretless
~ Gulun Kokusu Vardi (1998) with Ismail Hakki Demircioglu
~ Hic (1999) with Okan Murat Ozturk
~ Anadolu Besik with Ismail hakki demircioglu
~ Eskiya (2000) solo album
– Fuad (2001) with Djivan Gasparyan
– Yazi Tura OST (2005)
~ The Istanbul Connection (2007)
~ Dönmez Yol (2012)
~ Dokunmak (2014) with Derya Türkan, İlkin Deniz

Telvin (Erkan Ogur) :

– Bir Kereye Mashes
~ Telvin (2006) Telvin trio

David “Fuze” Fiuczynski & Rufus Cappadocia :

KiF
~ KiF Express (2008)
– Time Control (2007) Hiromi’s Sonicbloom (Fuze plays fretted and fretless tracks)

Fiuczynski / Chambers / Berlin / Lavitz :

~ Boston Tea Party

Fareed Haque :

The 3 of us

Franck Vigroux :

~ Les 13 Cicatrices (2002)
~ Lilas Triste (2003)
~ Looking for Lilase (2004)
~ Push the Triangle (2005)
~ Triste Lilas (2005)
~ Fretless Guitar Secrets (Instructional DVD, not yet released)

Evett / Vigroux :

Evett / Vigroux (2002, 2004)

Fat Knuckle Freddy – see Alfred Giusto

Frank Zappa :

One Size Fits All (1975) fretless tracks “San Ber’dino” and “Can’t Afford No Shoes”
~ Zoot Allures (1976) fretless track “The Torture Never Stops”
– Läther (1977, release 1996) fretless track “Down in De Dew”

Gary Moore :

~ A Different Beat (199?) fretless track “Go On Home”

George Zikos

– Divagation

Greg Segal :

– A Man Who Was Here (1985) fretless track – King of Illusion
– Darkland Express, pt.2 (1993) fretless track – L.A.River Rafting
– An Awareness Of Frameworks (2004) fretless track – The Place of Three Roads
– Standard (2004) fretless track – Neal Smith’s Invisible Trike, pt. 2
– The Old Familiar Place (2003) fretless track – Processes Unknown
– Asleep or Somewhere Else (2003 with Eric Wallack) fretless tracks – Zap’n the Cap’n / Faro Inspects the Borders
– The Eye That Shines In Darkness (2003)
– In Search Of The Fantastic (2002)

Greg Segal / Jugalbandi :

– Bid For Legitimacy (2003) – fretless track – Mona Greets Everyone With Chest Pain

Gregsky :

~ Pulse (2004 Cristal records) fretless tracks – Afrodizyack, Yvonne Princesse de Bourgogne, Danish Jungle, In a Noisy way
~ Villa Mystique (2005 Cristal records) fretless tracks -Panamanathan en Chelie’s, Sat A Lite Skye

Gunnar Backman :

A list of recordings where Gunnar has played fretless guitar:

~ Christy O’Leary & Bert Deivert – SONG’S SWEET CARESS
~ Paban Das Baul / Jonny Wartel more info
~ The “LITTLE NOISES” CD by Marcia Pelletiere produced by Margaret Dorn
~ David Härenstam Band – “What happened in Fremantle?”
~ Tors Hammare – “Art Species and Other Creatures”
~ Tors Hammare -“THE SAMI OUT TAPES”
~ Brak(E)man -Yeah Guitar!
~ Tinnitus Therapi Trip “You’ve Lost Your Audience”
~ Tinnitus Therapi Trip “Tarekt”
~ Brak(E)man-Unbelievabilly
– Wonka a Collaboration
– Wonka Live – “Wonka Live at Eyedrum Atlanta” (2009)
Jimi Hendrix take Cover (2016)

Itsek Shetrit :

– Don’t Fret (Fretless Mood) (2002)

Jack Mazzenga  :

Had To Say – Jack Mazzenga’s Space Time Trio (2013)
Acoustic a La Mode – Jack Mazzenga (2015)

Jahloon :

– Fracture 12 Root 2 (Out 2017)

Jim Goodin :

~ Found (2007)
~ Chinapainting – “Trick of Amethyst” (2007)
– Skipping the Light (2008)

Jim Kimsey :

– Don’t Fret
– PerXactly

Jon Szenics :

Fretless Days Gone By (2006)

John Cale :

Stainless Gamelan: Inside the Dream Syndicate Volume III (1965 fretless track – Stainless Steel Gamelan)

John Etheridge :

– Ash (1992, re-released 2001) Track 7 fretless guitar “Infant Eyes”
~ I Didn’t Know (2004 – Dyad024) available at his website www.johnetheridge.com
Secret Island – Theo Travis (1996 – 33 records) John plays on 5 of Saxophonist Theo’s tracks and fretless on Full Moon Rising.

John Frusciante :

~ Blood Sugar Sex Magik – (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – fretless track; Mellowship Slinky in B Major

John McLaughlin :

Industrial Zen (2006) – fretless track; Mother Nature

Jurica Jelic :

– Impressions
– All Shades of Dinara

KastningSiegfried :

– Scalar Fields

King Crimson :

Three Of A Perfect Pair (reissue 2005) Adrian Belew plays fretless guitar on most tracks.

Kittyhawk :

~ Kittyhawk (1980) Guitarist Daniel Bortz used a fretless on this album

Kraft Quartet :

– Nervous Boogie (2008)

Les Mouvements :

Les Mouvements (2013)

Loren Claypool :

One Feather Shy (2008)

Luca Formentini :

Subterraneans (2004)
– Tacet (2007)

Mahavira :

Halflight (2010)

Meantone – see Alfred Giusto

The Michael Vick Trip :

– Smell La Mitten (2004)
– Hectic-Eclectic (2004) – offsite review at www.guitar9.com
– Free-Master Bass-tion (2003)
~ Dynamic-Intentions with Marginal-Sleep
~ Floating On A Time-Scale Inbetween
– Soft Side Hard Live + (2002)
– Dangerous Demos of an Unfretted Heart (2006)

Michael Vick :

– Inciting-Freedom
– UnFret My Heart (2006)

Vead (Michael Vick)

– Foothills Jam (Unfretted Records 2010)

VVV (Michael Vick) :

– Fretless Guitar and Bass (2004)
– Fretless Shadows (DVD) (2004, 2005)
– Pronounced Triple-V (VVV) (2016)

WIT’S END (Michael Vick) :

~ Interjections Parts 1 and 2
– W.E. = MUSIC (1996)

Michelle Webb :

~ Prepaired Guitar Works (1997)
~ Dotsavant (2000)
~ Screams from the Ceiling (2000)
~ Michelle Webb Live (2005)
~ Figures at the base of a Crucifixion (2006)
– This One Goes to Eleven – 2007 Norcal Noisefest. Track 9: MIchelle Webb – Shelby’s Lung Collapses

Morgan Kraft :

~ Don’t Fade Away (2006)

Ned Evett :

– Stinking Up the Underground (1993)
Ditches and Discipline (1995)
Hand of Kindness (1997)
San Francisco Ruined Me (1999)
– Introduction to fretless guitar (1999)
– Live in Paris, with Jerome Curry, recorded Dec 8, 2001
Circus Liquor (2002)
iStole (2004)
– Ned Evett Live (AKA Live at the Jacksonville Theater)
– Shine Like a Diamond (Promo DVD)
– Middle of the Middle (2007)
– 4 Songs Live (2009)
– Afraid4U (2010)
– Treehouse (2011)
Glass Guitar Vol 1 (2016)

Neil Haverstick :

– The Gate (1993) Fretless track – Thunderbird
– Other Worlds (1999) Fretless track – Digeridon’t
– If The Earth Was a Woman (2003) Fretless track – Project 9
– Iraq (2006, Single)
– Stick Man (2005) No fretless but a great microtonal album.
– Mysterious Female (2007) Fretless Tracks 2 Iraq & Track 10 Silver Woman
– Spider (2009) Fretless tracks – Beautiful Springtime & Mars Momma
Fretless – Stickman (2010) Compilation of above Fretless tracks

Newbie Brad and Pantha :

– Pantha and Newbie Brad

Newbie Brad :

– Echolalia, Echolelia
– Uptown, Downtown, Outside The International 9-11-05
– Sherbet
– Preoccupation
– Dorothy Brought The Watchtower
~ Greenwood Suite (Tiny amount of fretless guitar, software orchestral)
~ Katrina and Rita, The Death Of Jazz And Blues (Software orchestral, no fretless)
~ Feast Of All Holy Martyrs (Software orchestral, no fretless)

Nicolas Meier :

– Journey (2009)
– Under Eye – Seven7 (2011)
From Istanbul to Ceuta with a Smile (2013)
– Kismet – Nicolas Meier Trio+ (2013)

Nicolas Meier & Pete Oxley:

– Travels to the West
– Chasing Tales (2015)

Nguyên Lê :

– Purple – An excellent album of Hendrix covers played on fretless guitar, radically different, highly recommended

Paul Livingstone :

– Turbans

Pat Metheny :

~ Imaginary Day
~ Trio Live – (2000 double CD) fretless 12 string track; Counting Texas

Rahim AlHaj

Little Earth – (2010 double CD)

Rahim AlHaj & Amjad Ali Khan

Ancient Sounds (2008)
Infinite Hope (2015) with Amaan Ali Kahn, Ayaan Ali Khan and Issa Malluf

Randy Roos :

– Mistral (1978)

Ratko Zjaca & Stanislav Mitrovic :

Shades of Spirit

Rich Perks

Imposition (2009)

Ron Thal :

~ Uncool (French version)
~ Anthology
 9.11 (2001 as BumbleFoot)

– Hands (1998 as Bumblefoot)
– Uncool (2002 as Bumblefoot)
– Little Brother is Watching (2015 as Bumblefoot)

~ Chinese Democracy (2008 with Guns and Roses)
~ Appetite for Democracy (2014 with Guns and Roses)

~ Art of Anarchy (2015 with Art of Anarchy)

Sándor Szabó / Balázs Major Duo :

– Amusing (2006)

Sándor Szabó :

– Földközelség – Nearness Of Earth
– Acoustic Poetry (2005)

Sanjay Mishra :

– Chateau Benares (2006)

Scott McGill :

– Awareness (2006)

Scott Sandvik :

~ Open Field (2000) – fretless and slide acoustic guitars

Simone Massaron :

– Breaking News

Si Hayden :

– The Apparent Rules of Thumb, fretless track: Soweto Groove
Don’t Fret (Solo Fretless Guitar)

Tellef Øgrim :

Some Dodos Never Die
– Wagon 8 (2007)
– Fat Fit – Solos for Guitar (2106)

– KUME (2015) with Anders Berg

 Tim Donahue :

– The Fifth Season (1986, 2006)
– Still Dreaming (1994)
– Marks Mountain (1995, Soundtrack CD)
– Voices In The Wind (1996) (with Paul Rodgers)
– Into The Light (2000) (with Kelly Hansen)
– Madmen & Sinners (2004) (with James LaBrie)
– EarlyWorks (2006)

Tim Mirth :

~ (Out Soon 2006)

Timucin Sahin & the Rare Falcons :

Slick Road (2003) offsite review at www.allaboutjazz.com

Timucin Sahin Trio :

Window for my Breath (2006)

Tom Baker :

Sounding The Curve (2003)
– What Remains… (2005)

Tom Baker Quartet :

– Look What I Found (2007) CD Baby Fretless tracks: 2 (waiting room), 4 (through a glass abstractly), 8 (free steps), 9 (metamorphosis happens) are on the fernandes glass, the rest are on a fretted telecaster.

Tom Fryer :

Dirty Math (2012)

Yannick Robert :

~ Dix cordes de nuit
– Vaci Utca

Yan Vagh :

– U & Eye

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