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Friday, August 17, 2012

Record of the Day - John Zorn's "Filmworks III - 1990-1995"


Yesterday evening I had a pretty good time grooving on the following disk...

To make things spicier, try to get the sought-after, long-deleted "Evva" Japanese edition, with its 56 tracks (Guinness' Prize:-)) and textured-paper artwork... and AWESOME recording quality, in gorgeous AAD!

Filmworks III: 1990–1995 features the scores for film and advertisements by John Zorn. The album was originally released on the Japanese labels Evva in 1995[1] and Toys Factory in 1996 and subsequently re-released on Zorn's own label, Tzadik Records, in 1997.[2] It features the music that Zorn wrote and recorded for Thieves Quartet (1993), directed by Joe Chappelle, which was performed by the group that would become Masada; nine cues for Kiriko Kubo's Music For Tsunta (1988); eleven tracks for Hollywood Hotel (1994), directed by Mei-Juin Chen; and thirty-two pieces for advertisements by Wieden & Kennedy.

Reception

The Allmusic review by Joslyn Layne awarded the album 4 stars noting that "The third volume cataloguing John Zorn's film scores is a quality release that offers the scores from two films, a rare piece of music cues that would lead to Cynical Hysterie Hour, and music spots for commercials... The musicianship and stylistic range found here is commendable".[3]
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Track listing

Thieves Quartet (1993), directed by Joe Chappelle
01/ Main Title - 1:00
02/ The Caper - 0:57
03/ Cadence - 0:15
04/ Kidnapping - 2:15
05/ Doubt - 0:19
06/ Nocturne 1 - 0:26
07/ Nocturne 2 - 0:55
08/ Bag Man - 2:00
09/ The Cop - 0:27
10/ Nocturne 3 - 0:55
11/ Juke Box - 2:45
12/ End Titles - 4:28
Recorded in New York City in July 1993
John Zorn: alto, piano on (12)
Dave Douglas: trumpet
Greg Cohen: bass
Joey Baron: drums
Robert Quine (11): guitar
Music For Tsunta (1988), directed by Kiriko Kubo
13/ Music For Tsunta (nine cues) - 3:31
Recorded in New York City in February 1988
Bill Frisell: guitar, banjo
Peter Scherer: keyboards
Carol Emanuel: harp
Christian Marclay: turntables
David Hofstra: bass, tuba
Cyro Baptista: percussion, voice
Bobby Previte: drums, percussion
Hollywood Hotel (1994), directed by Mei-Juin Chen
14/ Main Titles - 1:36
15/ Washing Machine a - 0:26
16/ Washing Machine b - 0:39
17/ Night Hotel - 1:17
18/ Japanese Tourists - 1:54
19/ Night Hotel 2 - 1:18
20/ Objects - 3:16
21/ Night Hotel 3 - 1:00
22/ Rooftop Death Rattle - 0:59
23/ Taiwan - 3:48
24/ End Titles - 1:50
Recorded in New York City on April 21, 1994
John Zorn: alto
Marc Ribot: guitars.
Music For Weiden And Kennedy (1990–1995)
25/ Holland - 0:16
26/ Canada - 0:31
27/ France - 0:16
28/ Germany - 0:33
29/ Sweden - 0:30
30/ USA - 0:28
31/ Canada 2 - 0:15
32/ Sweden 2 - 0:15
33/ Italy - 0:14
34/ Great Lobby - 0:33
35/ Wheelchair Races - 0:42
36/ Logo - 0:14
37/ Secret Code - 0:34
38/ Secret Code 2 - 1:04
39/ Don't Break - 0:40
40/ Don't Break 2 - 1:09
41/ Footnotes - 0:35
42/ Footnotes 2 - 1:10
43/ Retraction - 0:41
44/ Retraction 2 - 1:15
45/ Protest - 0:39
46/ Protest 2 - 1:13
47/ Launch - 0:42
48/ Launch 2 - 1:14
49/ Elevator - 0:40
50/ Elevator 2 - 1:09
51/ Fiance - 0:39
52/ Fiance 2 - 1:13
53/ Around the World - 1:06
54/ Batman - 0:32
55/ Abstract Woman - 0:35
56/ Mystic Woman - 0:39
(25-33) recorded in New York City in November 1990
(34) recorded in New York City in March 1992
(35,36) recorded in New York City on August 25, 1993
(37-52) recorded in New York City on May 13, 1994
(53) recorded in New York City on November 3, 1994
(54-56) recorded in New York City on January 24, 1990
Carol Emanuel: harp
Marc Ribot: banjo, guitar
Cyro Baptista: percussion;
Kermit Driscoll: bass
Peter Scherer: keyboards
David Shea: samples
Arto Lindsay: guitar, voice
Bill Laswell: bass
Ikue Mori: drum machines
Keith Underwood: flute
Jill Jaffee: viola
Miguel Frasconi: glass harmonica
Robert Quine: guitar
Guy Klucevsek: accordion
Anthony Coleman: organ, keyboards
Greg Cohen: bass
Joey Baron: drums
Chris Wood: bass
Sim Cain: drums
Eric Friedlander: cello
John Zorn: alto
All Music by John Zorn
Produced by John Zorn

1 comment:

ivan poggi said...

cellò, nella mia collessione ciddì...