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Zorn, John

Filmworks Xxivñthe Nobel Prizewinner

Zorn, John: Filmworks Xxivñthe Nobel Prizewinner (Tzadik)

John Zorn scored this bizarre and fascinating black comedy out of the Netherlands, with pianist Burger and the dynamic rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Wollesen.

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UPC: 702397738527

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7385
Squidco Product Code: 13461

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded and mixed March-April 2010 by Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound, NYC. Mastering by Scott Hull.


Rob Burger-Piano

Trevor Dunn-Bass

Kenny Wollesen-Drums, Vibraphone

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track listing:

1. The Nobel Prize Winner 4:15

2. Writer's Block (Ilse's Theme) 4:17

3. The Depraved City 5:10

4. Annabel 3:31

5. Our In-House Dostoevsky 4:38

6. The Search 1:56

7. Denouement 3:25

8. Door to Door 5:05

9. Suicidal Tendency 1:57

10. Fyodor and Annabel 5:11

11. Plagiarism 2:53

12. Moral and Immoral (take 1) 3:08

13. Ghost of a Guilty Conscience 4:41

14. Joachim West 5:02

15. Moral and Immoral (take 2) 3:07

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"Called in at the last minute to score this bizarre and fascinating black comedy out of the Netherlands, Zorn responded to the stark black and white cinematography by turning in this intimate and moody score for piano trio. Brilliantly performed by Rob Burger, the fabulous pianist from Alhambra Love Songs, along with the dynamic rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Wollesen, they capture the mood beautifully, bringing a subtle depth to Zorn's lyrical and evocative compositions. Touching upon Debussy, Glass, Guaraldi and Satie, this is a fabulously enjoyable installment of the popular FilmWorks series!"-Tzadik

Artist Biographies:

"About Trevor Dunn

1968: born traversing a fine line between hippies and rednecks behind the redwood curtain. first musical affinities: the beach boys, blondie, cheap trick, kiss. first television: ultraman, speedracer, bugs bunny. first films: over the edge, the mouse and his child, snoopy come home, bedknobs & broomsticks. first books: zylpha keatly snyder's witches of worm, the velvet room and the headless cupid.

1977: began studies on clarinet

1981: began studies on electric bass and subsequently quit the clarinet as i realized that girls would now talk to me.

1986: the same year that Lynch's blue velvet and Slayer's reign in blood were released, graduated from EHS. the school's motto: "pigs live in litter, loggers live in pride". started a band called Mr. Bungle. then i got a job at shakey's pizza. began classical technique studies on the contrabass.

1990: graduated from humboldt state university after studying the likes of harry partch, iannis xenakis, alban berg, igor stravinksy, gustav mahler, js bach, you know, all the cats. Also performed Koussevitsky's Concerto for Double Bass with the HSO.

1992: first Mr. Bungle record released on Warner Bros. Moved to SF and two months later embarked on the first MB tour of the US. At the age of 24 I was one of the oldest people in the van. For the next eight years played lots of weddings and restaurants between tours with MB. Learned a lot about music playing with Connah, Goldberg, Schott, Kavee, Amendola, Greenlief, et al.

2000: relocated to Brooklyn, NYC.

Currently playing in various projects under the direction of John Zorn (Nova Quartet, Dreamers, Electric Masada, Aleph Trio). The Nels Cline Singers, Curtis Hasselbring's New Mellow Edwards, Melvins Lite, Endangered Blood, Tomahawk, The Darius Jones Quartet & Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge. I still have plans for my own bands: trio-convulsant, PROOF Readers and MadLove; and I continue to write music for independent films, practice long tones, pine over Daisy Lowe and drink shitty beer in heavy metal saloons."

-Trevor Dunn Website (

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