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Depth of Field
John Zorn
Depth of Field
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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It may work for game-show jingles and campfire songs, but cramming standard music into one-minute intervals doesn't usually translate into memorable listening experiences. John Zorn and Bobby Previte's Euclid's Nightmare a...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Zorn
Title: Depth of Field
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Depth of Field
Release Date: 9/16/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 644683000126

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It may work for game-show jingles and campfire songs, but cramming standard music into one-minute intervals doesn't usually translate into memorable listening experiences. John Zorn and Bobby Previte's Euclid's Nightmare attempts to do just this, however. Euclid's--the first release for Previte's Depth of Field (what noteworthy jazz artist doesn't have his own label these days?)--is divvied up into 27 unnamed tracks, all of which clock in at roughly a minute in length (with a few extended two-minute, don't-stop-now compositions thrown in). And it works. Zorn's sax and Previte's skin work are incredibly tight, and the tunes range from hastened interplay to soulful, Masada-esque melodies. It appears the pair kept the tape running on these sessions; there's occasional between-tune banter and many tracks blend perfectly into one another stylistically. And to think, in the minute it took you to read this, you could've been composing.... --Jason Verlinde

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