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Naked City (band)

John Zorn - Naked City (, Vinyl) | Discogs

Zorn's sentimental favorite, greasy organ-combo themes of detective shows and films noirs with throbbing saxophone solos - they all turn up in segments that might last 30 seconds if they're lucky before the next jolting genre hop. Zorn doesn't bother with transitions. While he and his musicians create every sudden textural shift themselves, without technological assistance, his guides are the splice, the jump cut, the video edit - not to mention the jack-in-the-box and its more sinister relatives in funhouses and horror movies. In his music, coherence is barely more than propinquity; one sound or style simply doesn't predict the next.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars stating "The stimulating music rewards repeated listenings by more open-minded listeners. Zorn doesn't bother with transitions. While he and his musicians create every sudden textural shift themselves, without technological assistance, his guides are the splice, the jump cut, the video edit - not to mention the jack-in-the-box and its more sinister relatives in funhouses and horror movies.
Naked City was an avant-garde music group led by saxophonist and composer John Zorn. Active primarily in New York City from to , Naked City was initiated by Zorn as a "composition workshop" [1] to test the limits of composition and improvisation in a traditional rock band lineup. Their music incorporated elements of jazz , surf , progressive rock , classical , heavy metal , grindcore , country , punk rock , and other genres. In Naked City's characteristic early style, songs were often performed at astonishingly fast tempos , drawing on thrash metal and hardcore punk 's emphasis on extreme speed.