Tzadik TZ 7328 The big gundown


John Zorn

  1. The big gundown (07.25): Luli Shioi, vocals; Jim Staley, trombone; Bill Frisell, guitar; Anthony Coleman, piano, harpsichord, organ, vocals; David Weinstein, mirage microcomputer; Bobby Previte, percussion, tympani, vocals; Jorge Silva, surdo; Claudio Silva, pandeiro; Cyro Bapstista, cuica; Duduca Fonseca, caixa; Reinaldo Fernandes, repique; John Zorn, alto saxophone, saw.
  2. Peur sur la ville (04.16): Orvin Aquart, harmonicas; Arto Lindsay, guitar, vocals; Bob James, tapes; John Zorn, vocals; Tim Berne, alto saxophone; Wayne Horvitz, piano; Anton Fier, drums; Bobby Previte, drums.
  3. Poverty (Once upon a time in America) (03.49): Toots Thielemans, whistling, harmonica; Carol Emanuel, harp; Guy Klucevsek, accordion.
  4. Milano odeo (03.02): Fred Frith, guitar; Arto Lindsay, guitar; Jody Harris, guitar; Melvin Gibbs, electric bass; John Zorn, harpsichord; Anton Fier, drums.
  5. Erotico (The burglars) (04.26): Big John Patton, organ; Shelley Hirsch, vocals; Laura Biscotto, sexy Italian vocals; Bill Frisell, guitar; Bobby Previte, drums.
  6. Battle of Algiers (03.50): Vicki Bodner, oboe, English horn; Christian Marclay, turntables; Wayne Horvitz, piano; Anton Fier, drums.
  7. Giu la testa (Duck you sucker!) (06.06): Ned Rothenberg, shakuhachi, ocarina, jew's harp; Michihiro Sato, tsugaru shamisen; Wayne Horzitz, organ, celeste, electronic keyboards; Fred Frith, guitar; Bob James, tapes; Arto Lindsay, vocals; John Zorn, game calls, vocals.
  8. Metamorfosi (La classe operaia va in paradiso) (04.37): Diamanda Galas, voice; Vernon Reid, guitar; Bob James, tapes; Polly Bradfield, violin; Mark Miller, drums, tympani; Wayne Horvitz, piano; John Zorn, piano.
  9. Tre nel 5000 (04.37): Jim Staley, trombone; Fred Frith, guitar; Bob James, tapes; Christian Marclay, turntables; Wayne Horzitz, piano, organ, celeste; David Weinstein, mirage microcomputer; Bobby Previte, tympani, John Zorn, game calls.
  10. Once upon a time in the west (08.33): Jody Harris, guitar; Robert Quine, guitar; Melvin Gibbs, bass; Orvin Aquart, harmonica.

    Bonus tracks for 15th anniversary edition:

  11. The Sicilian clan (03.20): Mark Feldman, violin; Erik Friedlander, cello; Marc Ribot, guitar; Greg Cohen, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Cyro Baptista, percusison.
  12. Macchie solari (03.29): Miho Hatori, voice; Jamie Saft, keyboards.
  13. The ballad of Hank McCain (05.27): Mike Patton, voice; Jamie Saft, keyboards; Cyro Baptista, percussion.
  14. Svegliatti & Uccidi (03.03): Marc Ribot, guitar; Derek Bailey, guitar; Trevor Dunn, bass; Joey Baron, drums.
  15. Chi mai (03.06): Mark Feldman, violin; Erik Friedlander, cello; Marc Ribot, guitar; Greg Cohen, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Cyro Baptista, percusison.
  16. The ballad of Hank McCain (instrumental) (05.25): Jamie Saft, keyboards; Cyro Baptista, percussion.
Original tracks recorded September 1984 to September 1985 at Radio City Music Hall, BC and Evergreen Studios. Bonus tracks recorded at Avatar Studio, NYC no date given. Derek Bailey contributes around 16 bars to track 14 and these were recorded in NYC on 15 May 2000.

Design (front of cover reproduced above) by Heung-Heung Chin.


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