Sunday, June 7

The Big Gundown - John Zorn plays Ennio Morricone (1985)


Wikipedia - "The Big Gundown is an album by American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn. It comprises radically reworked covers of tracks by the Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. The album is named after a 1966 spaghetti western of the same name, directed by Sergio Sollima, starring Lee Van Cleef, and scored by Morricone. ... In 1985 Zorn had been working in New York City's experimental music scene for almost a decade (the album was originally to be called 'Once Upon a Time in the Lower East Side'), but The Big Gundown launched him to wider prominence. In the notes for the 2000 reissued CD, Zorn describes The Big Gundown as representing a creative breakthrough as well for being the first time he worked extensively with multi-track recording, overdubbing and ornate orchestration. ..."
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YouTune: John Zorn plays Ennio Morricone - The big gundown, Peur sur la ville (Fear Over the City), The Sicilian Clan, Erotico (The Burglars), Once Upon A Time In The West, Svegliaffi & Uccidi, Milano Odea, Battle of Algiers

2009 March: John Zorn, 2010 August: Spillane,  2011 October: Filmworks Anthology : 20 Years of Soundtrack Music, 2012 September: Marc Ribot, 2013 January: Bar Kokhba and Masada, 2013 September: Masada String Trio Sala, 2014 January: Full Concert Jazz in Marciac (2010), 2014 March: "Extraits de Book Of Angels" @ Jazz in Marciac 2008.

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