John Zorn's Naked City - Montreux, Switzerland, 1990-07-19
After over ten years, Tzadik is finally releasing an exciting series of live recordings by one of the most unique and infamous bands ever: Naked City. Featuring Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Wayne Horvitz and Joey Baron this was a true downtown supergroup brought together to realize John Zorn s twisted compositional vision combining jazz, movie soundtracks, rock, rhythm and blues, hardcore punk, cartoon music, country and western and just about everything imaginable - often all in the same piece! This first volume is a beautifully recorded document of the band early on, performing live at the club that served as home base from their very first concert series in to their very last in New solos, wilder improvisations and some original compositions and covers that never appeared on disc make this an absolute must for all the Naked City fans around the world. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest ates through seller support? Skip to main content.
Naked City Live, Vol. 1: Knitting Factory
Inside Straight. Jerry Goldsmith. Igneous Ejaculation.
Blood Duster. Obeah Man.
Den of Sins. Demon Sanctuary.
It's almost inconceivable to believe that Naked City, the vanguard supergroup comprised of John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Wayne Horvitz, and Joey Baron, never recorded a 8/
The Way I Feel. Johnny Patton. Batman John Zorn.
Sep 15, John Zorn's Naked City is a jazz/hardcore group (or you can call the combination 'avant garde') with several studio discs and one live disc. This is from a show, the same year the self-titled "Naked City" CD came out. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the same songs are on both discs/5(7). Mar 28, more john zorn goodness. Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination. Listen to official albums & more. It's almost inconceivable to believe that Naked City, the vanguard supergroup comprised of John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Wayne Horvitz, and Joey Baron, never recorded a live album during their nhosabsafaris.com wonderfully recorded document from the dawn of the Knitting Factory provides ample evidence that Naked City was even more astonishing live than on their albums.8/
Latin Quarter John Zorn. Shot in the Dark John Zorn. Skatekey John Zorn.
Erotico John Zorn. Snagglepuss John Zorn.
I Want to Live Johnny Mandel. Flat Top Box John Zorn. Inside Straight John Zorn.
Chinatown Jerry Goldsmith. The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Always nice to have Zorn wailing away on sax than just composing Format: Audio CD. This album, recorded live shortly before the recording of Naked City's debut at John Zorn's then-base of operations the Knitting Factory, is the first volume and we're hoping for more of live Naked City material to be released as part of Tzadik's archival work.
Any genre was fair game, sometimes several at once- effortlessly blending jazz, hardcore, and a thousand other styles into the mishmash that this material is.
Performed with style and personality by some of the best musicians around, it is certainly something to hear. The material is usually looser than the album versions of the tracks, with some of the solo space less filled and several of the pieces extended from their recorded versions "Inside Straight" for example.
The performance works well as a whole, but the gems are the arrangements we haven't heard before, in particular loose jam "The Way I Feel". As good an introduction to the band as any other although I'd still recommend the debut Naked City album over this, and is essential for fans.
Highly recommended. For the most part, this is a live version of Naked City's self-titled debut album. You get to hear this amazing band jump from one musical style to another always aggressively without any hint of studio tinkering.
The differences between this and the self-titled album are important. You get to hear the band wind down from an intense night, working out new musical ideas against each other in front of an audience. This is one of the best Naked City albums and that's saying a lot.
Released almost 10 years after their last album, it could have been a cynical attempt to make a little cash from Naked City fans. Instead, it's a nearly flawless album that works as an introduction for those who haven't heard the band before, a little gift for dedicated fans, and a re-introduction to what makes them so great.
This is from a show, the same year the self-titled "Naked City" CD came out. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the same songs are on both discs. It's impressive that the manic jump-cutting done live is just as tight as the studio disc.
Drummer Joey Baron gets a lot of credit for that. The jump-cutting is tight, but there are other ways for the musicians to loosen up. Bill Frisell fans will appreciate his longer improvs.
Naked city live
Another difference is that Yamatsuka Eye isn't on this disc. John Zorn can get the saxophone to scream just as well as Eye's vocal cords can shred themselves. Like the first Naked City studio disc, this is a good album. If you have to pick one, you might get the studio one. Buy it, then wait a while, and get this one for an encore.
Naked City is committed to producing events that are accessible to all users. This guide is designed to inform everybody who comes to Naked City what to expect before you arrive at the event. The event is situated in an outdoor greenfield space of Beckenham Place Park in South London. Sep 15, John Zorn's Naked City is a jazz/hardcore group (or you can call the combination 'avant garde') with several studio discs and one live disc. This is from a show, the same year the self-titled "Naked City" CD came out. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the same songs are on both discs/5(7). Naked City Live (subtitled Vol. 1: The Knitting Factory ) is a live album recorded by Naked City in and released on John Zorn's Tzadik label in All of the songs, with the exception of "Erotico", "The Way I Feel" and "Skate Key", were later recorded in the studio for the band's debut nhosabsafaris.com date it is the only official live release by the nhosabsafaris.com: Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz, Experimental rock.
One person found this helpful. This is a very early recording, from before the recording sessions when Yamatsuka Eye joined the band. If you find Eye irritating, or hard to get used to, then start here. A number of tracks from the self-titled and 'Torture Garden' LPs appear here, plus a couple of tracks unique to this release.
Tzadik has done another great job of the packaging, Zorn really has taste. The production and mastering is also top-notch. I would recommend that album, in black box format, as the place to start, because once you've lived through that you'll be fine for the rest, except maybe 'Absinthe', which is amazing but not in the same style. If you like Zorn's style here check out also the Painkiller 'Collected Works' box, where he teams up with the human tornado Mick Harris, then drummer for Napalm Death.
Naked City is in many ways Napalm Death's 'From Enslavement to Obliteration' translated into jazz, and Painkiller rounded out by Bill Laswell, breaking out of the dub mould is like an improv jazz Napalm Death, totally devasting from the first count in. See all reviews from the United States.
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