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  • Ahead of the long-awaited world premiere of Omar, the opera composed by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC, next Friday, Giddens has released her own recording of the song “Julie’s Aria” from the opera. The recording was made by Giddens with guitarist Bill Frisell and her frequent collaborator Francesco Turrisi. Omar is based on the life and autobiography of enslaved Muslim scholar Omar Ibn Said, who was forcefully brought to Charleston from Africa in 1807. “My work as a whole is about excavating and shining a light on pieces of history that not only need to be seen and heard," Giddens says, "but that can also add to the conversation about what’s going on now. This is a story that hasn’t been represented in the operatic world—or in any world.” Omar will also be performed by LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

  • Cornetist, composer, and educator Ron Miles died at his home in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday, March 8, due to complications from polycythemia vera, a rare blood disorder, at the age 58. He can be heard on several Nonesuch recordings, performing with Joshua Redman on the 2018 Grammy-nominated album Still Dreaming and with Bill Frisell on History, Mystery (2008), Blues Dream (2001), and Quartet (1996).

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    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.”

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    Bill Frisell, guitar
    Elvis Costello, vocals

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Tuesday, August 1, 1995 - 04:00
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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.”

Description: 

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.”

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MUSICIANS
Bill Frisell, guitar
Elvis Costello, vocals

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

46073

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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459
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Tuesday, August 1, 1995 - 04:00
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Label: 
SINGLE FORMAT (OLD)
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093624607328
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Artist Name: 
Bill Frisell
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