The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone (15th Anniversary Edition

The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone (15th Anniversary Edition

by John Zorn

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On this intriguing concept album, altoist John Zorn (who also "sings" and plays harpsichord, game calls, piano, and musical saw) utilizes an odd assortment of open-minded avant-garde players (with a couple of ringers) on nine themes originally written for Italian films by Ennio Morricone, plus his own "Tre Nel 5000." These often-radical interpretations (which Morricone endorsed) keep the melodies in mind while getting very adventurous. Among the musicians heard on the colorful and very eccentric set (which utilizes different personnel and instrumentation on each track) are guitarists Bill Frisell and Vernon Reid, percussionist Bobby Previte, keyboardist Anthony Coleman, altoist Tim Berne, pianist Wayne Horvitz, organist Big John Patton, and even Toots Thielemans on harmonica and whistling among many others. There are certainly no dull moments on this often-riotous program.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2000
Label: Tzadik
UPC: 0702397732822
catalogNumber: 7328
Rank: 41103

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Zorn   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Harpsichord,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Voices,Saw
Jim Staley   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Diamanda Galás   Vocals
Robert Quine   Electric Guitar
Derek Bailey   Guitar
Tim Berne   Alto Saxophone
Bob James   Tape
Marc Ribot   Guitar
Ned Rothenberg   Shakuhachi,Jew's Harp,Ocarina
Arto Lindsay   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Batucada
Joey Baron   Drums
Anthony Coleman   Organ,Piano,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Vocals
Guy Klucevsek   Accordion
Christian Marclay   Turntables
Orvin Aquart   Harmonica
Cyro Baptista   Percussion,Culca,Cuica
Ciro Batista   Culca,Cuica
Vicki Bodner   English Horn,Oboe
Polly Bradfield   Violin
Greg Cohen   Bass
Trevor Dunn   Bass
Mark Feldman   Violin
Reinaldo Fernandes   Repique
Anton Fier   Drums
Fred Frith   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bill Frisell   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Duduka Da Fonseca   Percussion,Caixa
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Melvin Gibbs   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Jody Harris   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Shelley Hirsch   Vocals
Wayne Horvitz   Organ,Piano,Celeste,Keyboards
Big John Patton   Organ
Bobby Previte   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Timpani
Vernon Reid   Electric Guitar
Luli Shioi   Vocals,Voices
Claudio Silva   Pandeiro
Jorge Silva   Surdo
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument)
Carol Emanuel   Harp,Harpsichord
David Weinstein   Synthesizer,Sampled Keyboards
Laura Biscotto   Vocals
Jamie Saft   Keyboards
Miho Hatori   Voices
Mark E. Miller   Drums,Timpani

Technical Credits

Martin Bisi   Engineer
David Bither   Liner Notes
Yale Evelev   Producer
Tom Gartland   Engineer
Don Hunerberg   Engineer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Robert Musso   Engineer
Hahn Rowe   Engineer
John Zorn   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Jamie Saft   Engineer
Satoh Michihiro   Contributor
David Baker   Engineer

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