Blues Dream

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. JarradP
    Jan 30, 2002
    8
    Finally, I can say I listen to and all types of music, including country. A couple of skippable tracks, but the album as a whole is quite enchanting. Great photography too.
  2. MichaelA.
    Aug 24, 2001
    10
    This disc is easily one of his best. For reference, other favorites of mine include Look Out For Hope, Is That You? and Nashville.
  3. BillW
    Feb 12, 2005
    3
    Bill Frisell is a very talented musician ! 1/3 of the music on this album is great ! However, the other 2/3 of the music is too noncommital. Its atmospheric music. No one takes a solo. I would expect more from him. So, I must give it a 3 which is 1/3 of 10.
  4. ArmandoC.
    Jun 10, 2002
    10
    We need more of this music.
  5. DanS
    Jan 27, 2004
    10
    Heartbreaking, beautiful. You're driving across Kansas, 3 in the morning, it's still 95 degrees outside, the windows are open, and you know you'll be in Denver by morning. One of the best jazz records in recent memory.
  6. franzk
    Dec 13, 2001
    9
    Of late I've missed the edgy tension and moody atmospherics that Frisell did so well on "Where in the World?"; albums like "Nashville" and "Good Dog Happy Man", while enjoyable, have a tendency to get a little too mellow. "Blues Dream" is a perfect mix of Frisell's gentler side and his more raucous, dissonant sounds. I love it.
  7. CharlesP.
    Nov 14, 2001
    10
    Simply magnificent.
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. With the addition of trumpet, trombone, and alto sax to his quartet sound, however, Frisell is on the job with a jumbo-sized sonic palette. The results, tune by tune, are as eccentric as they are intriguing.
  2. The music gets gorgeously bizarre, but there is always a sleepy dog and a piece of apple pie waiting at night's end.
  3. Blues Dream is one of those rare instrumental records that neither bores or infuriates.