Bill Frisell’s ‘Blues Dream’ is his thirteenth album released on January 30, 2001 by Elektra Nonesuch.
Track Listing : 1.Blues Dream (Bill Frisell) – 02:31 . 2.Ron Carter (Bill Frisell) – 06:45 . 3.Pretty Flowers Were Made For Blooming (Bill Frisell) – 03:20 . 4.Pretty Stars Were Made To Shine (Bill Frisell) – 01:45 . 5.Where Do We Go? (Bill Frisell) – 05:21 . 6.Like Dreamers Do (Part One) (Bill Frisell) – 01:34 . 7.Like Dreamers Do (Part Two) (Bill Frisell) – 02:37 . 8.Outlaws (Bill Frisell) – 04:19 . 9.What Do We Do? (Bill Frisell) – 07:08 . 10.Episode (Bill Frisell) – 00:49 . 11.Soul Merchant (Bill Frisell) – 02:42 . 12.Greg Leisz (Bill Frisell) – 06:14 . 13.The Tractor (Bill Frisell) – 02:27 . 14.Fifty Years (Bill Frisell) – 01:31 . 15.Slow Dance (Bill Frisell) – 03:11 . 16.Things Will Never Be The Same (Bill Frisell) – 04:49 . 17.Dream On (Bill Frisell) – 03:06 . 18.Blues Dream (Reprise) (Bill Frisell) – 01:53
Musicians : Bill Frisell – Guitars . Greg Leisz – Steel Guitar, Mandolin . Ron Miles – Trumpet . Billy Drewes – Alto Sax . Curtis Fowlkes – Trombone . David Piltch – Bass . Kenny Wollesen – Drums
Production : Produced By Lee Townsend . Judy Clapp – Engineer
Released On January 30, 2001 By Elektra Nonesuch.
Yet Blues Dream is not a compelling album. Shadowy, but benign shapes-a shroudlike willow tree, a bunting-draped bandstand and a distant moonlit cabin-dominate this dream […]
The best moments, like “What Do We Do?” and the two parts of “Like Dreamers Do,” stick in the Mayfield vein, showing that for all his genre exercises and ongoing country fixation, Frisell may be a soul man at heart. […]
Hearing it again, over ten years since its release, I realize clearly that Blues Dream is a unique kind of classic — a kind of art music that defies easy category in jazz or classical or pop terms. […]