Naked City

John Zorn

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Naked City Review

by Scott Yanow

The violent cover photo (which shows a man after he was shot dead) sets the stage for the rather passionate music on this John Zorn set. With guitarist Bill Frisell, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, bassist Fred Frith, drummer Joey Baron, and guest vocalist Yamatsuka Eye making intense contributions, altoist Zorn performs his unpredictable originals, abstract versions of some movie themes (including "A Shot in the Dark," "I Want to Live," "Chinatown," and "The James Bond Theme"), plus Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman." The stimulating music rewards repeated listenings by more open-minded listeners.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 John Zorn feat: Naked City 01:58 Amazon
2 John Zorn feat: Naked City 03:27 Amazon
3 John Zorn feat: Naked City 01:29 Amazon
4 John Zorn feat: Naked City 04:05 Amazon
5 John Zorn feat: Naked City 03:09 Amazon
6 John Zorn feat: Naked City 01:34 Amazon
7 John Zorn feat: Naked City 02:44 Amazon
8 John Zorn feat: Naked City 02:08 Amazon
9 John Zorn feat: Naked City 02:38 Amazon
10 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:20 Amazon
11 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:13 Amazon
12 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:08 Amazon
13 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:38 Amazon
14 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:17 Amazon
15 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:27 Amazon
16 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:11 Amazon
17 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:37 Amazon
18 John Zorn feat: Naked City 04:23 Amazon
19 John Zorn feat: Naked City 03:01 Amazon
20 John Zorn feat: Naked City 00:43 Amazon
21 John Zorn feat: Naked City 04:46 Amazon
22 John Zorn feat: Naked City 03:02 Amazon
23 John Zorn feat: Naked City 01:08 Amazon
24 John Zorn feat: Naked City 02:49 Amazon
25 John Zorn feat: Naked City 03:25 Amazon
26 John Zorn feat: Naked City 04:10 Amazon
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