The Best of Film Works: 20 Years of Soundtrack Music

The Best of Film Works: 20 Years of Soundtrack Music

by John Zorn


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The Best of Film Works: 20 Years of Soundtrack Music

This single volume makes it all crystal clear: John Zorn is one of the most inventive, sophisticated, mischievous, and poignant film score composers who works (mostly) outside the Hollywood system. Some of the directors he has worked with are Walter Hill, Jean-Luc Godard, Dina Waxman, Sandi Dubowski, Oren Rudavsky, Henry Hills, and Marc Levin. This single volume contains 28 cues from 22 films and three commercials. For those intimidated by the sheer number of volumes comprising Zorn's Film Works series (18 as of October 2006), this is a great place to start. The full range of Zorn's moods, colors, textures, and, of course, humor comes across in these cues. The four from Cynical Hysterie Hour are choice, as are "Trembling Before G_D" (from Dubowski's film of the same name), "Pueblo" (a work for the silent film Rose Hobart by Joseph Cornell), and the cue from Protocols of Zion by Marc Levin. Zorn's different ensembles and methods of working are detailed in the individual volumes, but his working notes for this set are most revelatory as well. This is a fine addition to the Film Works library, and also provides the very best introduction possible.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2005
Label: Tzadik
UPC: 0702397735021
catalogNumber: 7350
Rank: 208175

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Zorn   Primary Artist,Percussion,Electric Piano,Alto Saxophone,Gamelan,Bells,Wurlitzer,Breathing
Robert Quine   Guitar
Mark Dresser   Bass
Bill Laswell   Bass
Marc Ribot   Guitar
Arto Lindsay   Guitar,Vocals
Joey Baron   Drums
Anthony Coleman   Organ,Piano,Prepared Piano
David Shea   Keyboards,Turntables,Vocals
Christian Marclay   Turntables
Cyro Baptista   Percussion,Vocals
Vicki Bodner   Oboe
Jennifer Charles   Vocals
Greg Cohen   Bass
Kermit Driscoll   Bass
Trevor Dunn   Bass
Mark Feldman   Violin
Anton Fier   Drums
Bill Frisell   Banjo,Guitar
Miguel Frasconi   Glass Harmonica
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Melvin Gibbs   Bass
Andy Haas   Didjeridu
Dave Hofstra   Bass
Wayne Horvitz   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,DX-7
Jill Jaffe   Violin,Viola
Maxine Neuman   Cello
Bobby Previte   Percussion,Bongos,Drums
Peter Scherer   Keyboards
Chris Speed   Clarinet
Carol Emanuel   Harp
Keith Underwood   Flute
David Weinstein   Keyboards
Kenny Wollesen   Percussion,Drums,Marimbas,Vibes
Sim Cain   Drums
Min Xiao-Fen   Pipa
Jamie Saft   Organ,Wurlitzer
Chris Wood   Bass
Rob Burger   Accordion
Anthony Coleman & Selfhaters   Organ,Piano,Prepared Piano
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz   Bass
Ganda Suthivarakom   Vocals
Roberto Rodriguez   Percussion
Roberto Rodriguez   Percussion
David Hofstra   Bass
Peter Scherer   Keyboards
Vickie Bodner   Oboe

Technical Credits

Marc Ribot   Liner Notes
Arto Lindsay   Lyricist
Jim Anderson   Engineering
Alec Head   Engineering
Don Hunerberg   Engineering
Ikue Mori   drum machine
Roger Moutenot   Engineering
Dan Stein   Engineering
John Zorn   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Jason Baker   Engineering
Jamie Saft   Liner Notes,Engineering
Ricky Belt   Engineering
Dan Stein   Engineering
Jim Anderson   Engineering

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