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African Swim & Manny & Lo
John Lurie
African Swim & Manny & Lo
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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After many years in the music business, saxophonist-bandleader-composer John Lurie has created a musical identity all his own. Best known for his mercurial work with the Lounge Lizards, Lurie has found a pleasant niche rec...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Lurie
Title: African Swim & Manny & Lo
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Strange & Beautiful
Original Release Date: 2/16/1999
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 655217001724

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After many years in the music business, saxophonist-bandleader-composer John Lurie has created a musical identity all his own. Best known for his mercurial work with the Lounge Lizards, Lurie has found a pleasant niche recording soundtracks for films like Get Shorty and Stranger Than Paradise. Accompanied by a number of talented musicians, including Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Calvin Weston, and other assorted Lounge Lizards, Lurie displays an impressive ability to create lively and evocative film music. While Lurie only performs on half of these compositions, his sonic vision is both distinctive and eclectic. Bouncing stylistically from downtown funk and progressive soul to chamber jazz, rock, and tribal percussion workouts, Lurie's mood-inducing orchestrations are witty, passionate, and consistently engaging. --Mitch Myers

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Lurie's Best Soundtrack Work
10/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lurie says African Swim is his best soundtrack work, and from the sound of it he is right. Pity the movie was never released. Lurie blends avante-jazz and pop together in such a way that you would never think of this as back ground music. This album is extremely listenable, and a real treat to anyone who likes the Lounge Lizards. All hail the king of all cool!"