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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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    Frisell works in quartet setting, including cellist / ”jazz-a-phone” fiddler Hank Roberts. The Philadelphia Inquirer declared, “Frisell is not only a master of an unusual guitar-based sonic tapestry, he's one of the few composers capable of writing for an interactive ensemble.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Bill Frisell, guitars, ukelele
    Hank Roberts, cello, jazz-a-phone fiddle
    Kermit Driscoll, basses
    Joey Baron, drums

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Wayne Horvitz
    Recorded and mixed by Roger Moutenot
    Recorded October 1990 at Dreamland Studios, Woodstock, New York, and February 1991 at Power Station, New York City
    Assistant Engineers: Harvey Sorgen, Reed Ruddy, Matthew “Boom” Lamonica
    Additional recording January 1991 at Ironwood Studios, Seattle, Washington
    Engineer: Jay Follette
    Mixed at Lawson Productions, Seattle
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Design by Anne Johnson
    Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Frisell works in quartet setting, including cellist / ”jazz-a-phone” fiddler Hank Roberts. The Philadelphia Inquirer declared, “Frisell is not only a master of an unusual guitar-based sonic tapestry, he's one of the few composers capable of writing for an interactive ensemble.”

Description: 

Frisell works in quartet setting, including cellist / ”jazz-a-phone” fiddler Hank Roberts. The Philadelphia Inquirer declared, “Frisell is not only a master of an unusual guitar-based sonic tapestry, he's one of the few composers capable of writing for an interactive ensemble.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Wayne Horvitz
Recorded and mixed by Roger Moutenot
Recorded October 1990 at Dreamland Studios, Woodstock, New York, and February 1991 at Power Station, New York City
Assistant Engineers: Harvey Sorgen, Reed Ruddy, Matthew “Boom” Lamonica
Additional recording January 1991 at Ironwood Studios, Seattle, Washington
Engineer: Jay Follette
Mixed at Lawson Productions, Seattle
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Design by Anne Johnson
Cover photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

61181

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, October 1, 1991 - 04:00
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075596118125BUN
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075596118163
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9.00
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Bill Frisell
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MUSICIANS
Bill Frisell, guitars, ukelele
Hank Roberts, cello, jazz-a-phone fiddle
Kermit Driscoll, basses
Joey Baron, drums

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