FilmWorks VIII: 1997

FilmWorks VIII: 1997

by John Zorn


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FilmWorks VIII: 1997

Film Works 8 contains the scores for two films. First is music for The Port of Last Resort, a documentary about the Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai from 1930s Nazi Germany. The music is a continuation of the Masada Chamber project, elegant klezmer jazz of as high a worth as Bar Kokhba or Circle Maker (the other two releases drawing from the Masada songbook that are not performed by the quartet). The Masada String Trio -- violinist Mark Feldman, cellist Erik Friedlander, and bassist Greg Cohen -- is joined by guitarist Marc Ribot, pianist Anthony Coleman, and pipa virtuoso Min Xiao Fen. The second half of this release is film music for Latin Boys Go to Hell, whose final edit, incidentally, barely used the music heard here. The low-key music of this score, with wind chime trances and pieces with a subtle tribal low-end, is performed entirely by the excellent percussionists Cyro Baptista and Kenny Wolleson. The sophisticated music of Film Works 8 stands apart for its cosmopolitan assuredness, high level of musicianship, and beauty.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/1998
Label: Tzadik
UPC: 0702397731825
catalogNumber: 7318
Rank: 93903

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Zorn   Primary Artist
Marc Ribot   Guitar
Anthony Coleman   Piano
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
Greg Cohen   Bass,Double Bass
Mark Feldman   Violin
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Kenny Wollesen   Percussion,Drums,Vibes
Min Xiao-Fen   Pipa

Technical Credits

Marc Ribot   Contributor
Anthony Coleman   Contributor
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Cyro Baptista   Contributor
Greg Cohen   Contributor
Mark Feldman   Contributor
Erik Friedlander   Contributor
Kazunori Sugiyama   Producer
John Zorn   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Jason Baker   Engineer
Kenny Wollesen   Contributor
Min Xiao-Fen   Contributor

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