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Spy vs. Spy

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Track Listing

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1WRU2:38
2Chronology1:08
3Word for Bird1:14
4Good Old Days2:44
5The Disguise1:18
6Enfant2:37
7Rejoicing1:38
8Blues Connotation1:05
9C&D3:05
10Chippie1:08
11Peace Warriors1:20
12Ecars2:28
13Feet Music4:45
14Broadway Blues3:42
15Space Church2:28
16Zig Zag2:54
17Mob Job4:24

About this Album

Spy vs. Spy is John Zorn’s tribute of sorts to Ornette Coleman. Along with Tim Berne, Mark Dresser, Joey Baron, and Michael Vatcher, Zorn explores pieces from the extensive Coleman catalog using his hardcore-punk inspired approach to group improvisation; the result is a frenetic, high-energy whirlwind of free jazz. In the words of the New York Times, when it comes to Coleman, Zorn “has clearly found a soul-mate.”

Credits

MUSICIANS
John Zorn, alto saxophone
Tim Berne, alto saxophone
Mark Dresser, bass
Joey Baron, drums
Michael Vatcher, drums

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by John Zorn
Associate producer: Elliot Sharp
Recorded August 18 and 19, 1988 at Power Station, New York City
Engineer: Steve Rinkoff
Mixed October 18 and 19, 1988 at B.C. Studio, Brooklyn, New York
Mixing engineer: Martin Bisi
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Cover art: Mark Beyer

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