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The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone (15th Anniversary Edition
Ennio Morricone, Ennio / Pontecorvo, Gillo Morricone, John Zorn
The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone (15th Anniversary Edition
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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As if John Zorn's super-creative take on film composer Ennio Morricone weren't essential in its first iteration on Nonesuch Records, Zorn is celebrating the album's 15th anniversary with an updated, remastered version. The...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ennio Morricone, Ennio / Pontecorvo, Gillo Morricone, John Zorn, Anthony Coleman, Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, Arto Lindsay, Shelley Hirsch, Diamanda Galás, Mike Patton
Title: The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone (15th Anniversary Edition
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tzadik
Release Date: 8/22/2000
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702397732822

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As if John Zorn's super-creative take on film composer Ennio Morricone weren't essential in its first iteration on Nonesuch Records, Zorn is celebrating the album's 15th anniversary with an updated, remastered version. The darker lows and brighter highs make this Gundown clearly superior--with its original cast of characters (Bill Frisell, Arto Lindsay, Diamanda Galas, and many more) sounding alternately darker, sultrier, and more cinematic than ever. Zorn's reticence to record the original album's 10 pieces looks altogether unreasonable, as his genius for adding color and dimension to Morricone's tunes shows profusely. To make this an even better deal, there are six new bonus tracks that feature Marc Ribot as part of an ad hoc string quartet on "The Sicilian Clan" and "Chi Mai," and as sparring partner with British avant guitar god Derek Bailey on the roaring "Svegliatti and Uccidi." This one's magnificently important. --Andrew Bartlett

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Obviously, works for some people, but not me
Eric C. Sedensky | Madison, AL, US | 03/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this to fill out my "jazz core collection" as noted in The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings: Eighth Edition (Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings) (I'm working from both ends now), and I expected jazz. This is some kind of avant garde, fancy jazz, but not what I was hoping for, and not what I will listen to on a regular basis. This is a very musically, sonically, and tonically challenging work, and I consider the performances excellent, but simply put, this album will not bear up to repeated listening. When it comes to jazz, I know when I'm in the mood for Bill Evans, and when I'm in the mood for Duke Ellington, and in the mood for Billie Holiday, or in the mood for Miles Davis, etc. I will never be "in the mood" for John Zorn. This album sounds like what happens when a toy truck crashes into a music studio while the producers were taking a break watching a Clint Eastwood movie: hollow, tinny pianos, plastic snare drums, gunshot effects, and screaming. If you want a musically interesting CD, this is for you. If you want jazz music, you can take a pass on this."