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Deep Dead Blue (with Elvis Costello)

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Track Listing

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1Weird Nightmare3:35
2Love Field3:25
3Shamed into Love4:26
5Poor Napoleon4:05
6Baby Plays Around3:09
7Deep Dead Blue3:51

News & Reviews

  • Bill Frisell Brings Multimedia "Disfarmer Project" to Europe

    Bill Frisell launches an 11-city European tour featuring the music of his last Nonesuch album, Disfarmer, in Hamburg, Germany, tonight. Joining him on tour are steel-guitar player Greg Leisz, bassist Viktor Krauss, and violinist Carrie Rodriquez. In the multimedia piece, inspired by the life, work, and subjects of eccentric photographer Mike Disfarmer, projected images of Disfarmer's portraits illuminate Frisell's musical perspectives on this fascinating character.

  • Bill Frisell Begins Two-Week Residency at New York's Village Vanguard; Film Featuring His Music Opens at Hot Docs Festival

    Bill Frisell is in New York City this week to begin a two-week residency at the Village Vanguard. This week's line-up features the Bill Frisell Trio, with Eyvind Kang on violin and Rudy Royston on drums. Next week, Frisell leads his 858 Quartet, with Kang returning on violin, Jenny Scheinman on violin as well, and Hank Roberts joining on cello. Tonight, Portrait of a Man, a new documentary film featuring Frisell's music, receives its international premiere at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.

About this Album

This limited-edition EP, recorded live at London’s Meltdown Festival in 1995, features a stark, haunting duo performance by Bill Frisell and Elvis Costello. Together, the two explore a mix of standards and original compositions, including Charles Mingus’s “Weird Nightmare” and Costello’s “Poor Napoleon.”


Bill Frisell, guitar
Elvis Costello, vocals

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