Great Jewish Music: Serge Gainsbourg

Great Jewish Music: Serge Gainsbourg

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The music world has certainly been enriched since composer and saxophonist John Zorn got his consciousness raised about his Jewishness. He subsequently formed a band with the ominous name Masada and established the Tzadik label, which has produced some of the best avant-garde recordings of the last ten years. Tzadik's fledgling Great…  See more details below

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The music world has certainly been enriched since composer and saxophonist John Zorn got his consciousness raised about his Jewishness. He subsequently formed a band with the ominous name Masada and established the Tzadik label, which has produced some of the best avant-garde recordings of the last ten years. Tzadik's fledgling Great Jewish Music series promises to be excellent, if this album is any indication. On it various members of the American and British avant-establishment take turns arranging songs by the great French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, with results varying from fairly straightforward (Cibo Matto's surprisingly gentle "Je T'aime, Moi Non Plus" and Ikue Mori's delightful "Pauvre Lola") to bizarrely wonderful (Faith No More frontman Mike Patton's take on "Ford Mustang" and Zorn's own all-vocal "Contact"). Medeski, Martin and Wood contribute a version of "Intoxicated Man" on which Medeski does his best to imitate a woozy French accordion before veering off into the trio's more familiar organic jazz-funk territory; Fred Frith acquits himself nicely on a one-man-band version of "The Ballad of Melody Nelson." All in all, this is a fine and fitting tribute to an underappreciated songwriter.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/1997
Label:
Tzadik
UPC:
0702397711629
catalogNumber:
7116
Rank:
93268

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robin Holcomb   Vocals,Track Performer
Marc Ribot   Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Kramer   Vocals,Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Oren Bloedow   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Anthony Coleman   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
David Shea   Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Cyro Baptista   Percussion,Track Performer
Steve Beresford   Vocals,Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Jennifer Charles   Vocals
Fred Frith   Vocals,Multi Instruments,Track Performer
J.D. Foster   Organ,Bass
Shelley Hirsch   Vocals,Track Performer
Yuka Honda   Keyboards
Wayne Horvitz   Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Jon   Track Performer
John Medeski   Organ,Vocals
Ikue Mori   Track Performer
Ed Pastorini   Casio
Mike Patton   Vocals,Multi Instruments
Franz Treichler   Vocals,Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Doug Wieselman   Clarinet
John Zorn   Vocals
Medeski, Martin & Wood   Track Performer
Billy Martin   Drums
Sean Lennon   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals
Cibo Matto   Track Performer
Elysian Fields   Track Performer
Michelle Amar   Vocals
Timo Ellis   Drums,Vocals
Blonde Redhead   Track Performer
Amedeo Pace   Guitar
Kazu Makino   Vocals
Tucker Martine   Vocals
Tatsuya Yoshida   Drums,Vocals
Michaël Attias   Baritone Saxophone
Miho Hatori   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Chris Wood   Bass
Eyvind Kang   Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Eszter Balint   Track Performer
Reggie Watts   Vocals
Sasaki Hisashi   Bass
Haena Kim   Vocals
Robert Rodriguez   Drums
Jon ?   Harmonium,Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Johnson   Engineer
Robin Holcomb   Arranger
Marc Ribot   Arranger
Kramer   Arranger
Ruins   Arranger
Serge Gainsbourg   Composer
Anthony Coleman   Arranger
David Shea   Arranger
Cyro Baptista   Arranger
Steve Beresford   Arranger
Fred Frith   Arranger
J.D. Foster   Producer
Shelley Hirsch   Arranger
Wayne Horvitz   Arranger
Fred Kevorkian   Contributor
John Medeski   Arranger
Ikue Mori   Arranger,drum machine
Mike Patton   Arranger
Kurt Ralske   Engineer
Mark Roule   Engineer
Franz Treichler   Arranger
John Zorn   Arranger,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Billy Martin   Arranger
Cibo Matto   Arranger
Michelle Amar   Sound Effects
Guy Picciotto   Engineer
Blonde Redhead   Arranger
Chris Wood   Arranger
Eyvind Kang   Arranger
Joe Johnson   Engineer
Jon ?   Arranger

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