Great Jewish Music: Serge Gainsbourg

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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: 702397711629
  • Catalog Number: 7116
  • Sales rank: 96,810

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Les Amours Perdues (3:29)
  2. 2 Ford Mustang (2:41)
  3. 3 Bonnie and Clyde - Wayne Horvitz (5:08)
  4. 4 La Bas C'Est Naturel (5:40)
  5. 5 69 Année Érotique (4:17)
  6. 6 Pauvre Lola (2:49)
  7. 7 Ballad of Melody Nelson (1:50)
  8. 8 Les Sucettes (2:44)
  9. 9 L' Homme a Tete de Chou - Ruins (3:18)
  10. 10 Ce Mortel Ennui - Anthony Coleman (4:10)
  11. 11 Un Poison Violent, C'Est Ça l'Amour (5:05)
  12. 12 Initials B.B. (3:48)
  13. 13 Sous le Soleil Exactement (3:44)
  14. 14 Couleur Café - Steve Beresford (3:07)
  15. 15 Le Chanson de Slogan (3:47)
  16. 16 Contact - John Zorn (2:20)
  17. 17 Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus (4:21)
  18. 18 Intoxicated Man (3:31)
  19. 19 Comic Strip (1:59)
  20. 20 Requiem Pour Un Con (5:00)
  21. 21 Black Trombone (3:44)
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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
Allan Tucker Mastering
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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