Filmworks Xxivn Noble Prize Winner CD (2010)

Artist: John Zorn

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Label Tzadik/koch
SKU 216756919
UPC 702397738527
UPC 14 00702397738527
Format CD
Release Date 8/24/2010
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Author John Zorn
Associated Artist/Work Abraxas
Associated Artist/Work Chadbourne, Eugene
Technical Info
Producer John Zorn
CatalogID 7385
Lable Name Tzadik Records
Released 08/24/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 7s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00702397738527
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rob Burger, Trevor Dunn , Kenny Wollesen.
Audio Mixer: Marc Urselli.
Liner Note Author: John Zorn .
Recording information: EastSide Sound, NYC (03/2010-04/2010).
Arranger: John Zorn .
There is a staggering factoid about this release that John Zorn notes near the end of his engaging and entertaining liner essay: This is his twenty fourth volume of his recorded film music to appear in the last 25 years! Even considering Zorn's vast cataloglog as a composer, producer and musician, this is a staggering feat. This work, composed for Timo Veltkamp's 2010 black and white feature film, De Nobelprijswinnaar (Trans: The Nobel Prize Winner) was originally meant to be scored by Van Dyke Parks who, due to other commitments, had to drop out at the last minute. Zorn's score, written for piano trio, is among his simplest, yet most elegant and immediate. Performed by pianist Rob Burger, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer/vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen, these 15 cues feel linked by their own musical narrative, as if, based on harmonics alone they were all taken from the same root and elaborated upon. Not exactly as variations, but certainly motivated by them. Zorn makes no attempt to hide his influences in these compositions either. One can hear Vince Guaraldi throughout here, but particularly in the breezy opening title theme, and in the track that immediately follows it, "Writer's Block (IlseTheme)" -- particularly in the way Burger interacts with Dunn before shifting keys and soloing in a slightly faster tempo. Other cues, such as "Fyodor And Anabel," touch on the sparse gracefulness of Nino Rota's piano music. Elsewhere, on "Ghost Of A Guilty Conscience," one can hear Ennio Morricone's placement of subtle sonic effects inside a nocturnal melody; post bop jazz is utilized to either wryly comic ("Denouement") or gently dramatic ("Joachim West") effect as well -- and this is pure Zorn. Perhaps the highest compliment to pay a recording like this is not only to claim that it stands on its own as a piece of music -- because, as in all of Zorn's scores, it does -- but moreover that it is so utterly, cleverly and aesthetically engaging, it creates in the listener the desire to see the film and experience how this music functions within it. ~ Thom Jurek
Disc 1
1 Nobel Prize Winner: The Nobel Prize Winner, The
2 Nobel Prize Winner: Writer's Block, The ( Ilse's Theme)
3 Nobel Prize Winner: The Depraved Cit y, The
4 Nobel Prize Winner: Annabel, The
5 Nobel Prize Winner: Our In
6 Nobel Prize Winner: The Search, The
7 Nobel Prize Winner: D?nouement, The
8 Nobel Prize Winner: Door To Door, The
9 Nobel Prize Winner: Suicidal Tendenc y, The
10 Nobel Prize Winner: Fyodor and Annab el, The
11 Nobel Prize Winner: Plagiarism, The
12 Nobel Prize Winner: Moral and Immora l, The (take 1)
13 Nobel Prize Winner: Ghost of a Guilt y Conscience, The
14 Nobel Prize Winner: Joachim West, The
15 Nobel Prize Winner: Moral and Immora l, The (take 2)
Product Attributes
Artist Zorn,John
Music Format Compact Disc

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