John Zorn :  Filmworks VIII 1997
Cat. # 7318
Released 1998
cd time - 65:08
US Price $16.00
Zorn's Masada music has never sounded as beautiful or as evocative as in this recording originally created for "Port Of Last Resort" - a film documentary about the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi Germany by resettling to Shanghai. Augmenting the exciting Masada String Trio with the sensual pipa of Min Xiao-Fen, the versatile guitar of Marc Ribot and the ivory touch of Anthony Coleman's piano stylings, this music blends Jewish and Chinese themes in a way both touching and fresh. Also included is an exotic all-percussion score for Ela Troyano's quirky gay porno film "Latin Boys Go To Hell," featuring the bizarre sonorities and driving rhythms of Cyro Baptista and Kenny Wollesen.
John Zorn: Composer, Arranger
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Greg Cohen: Bass
Anthony Coleman: Piano
Mark Feldman: Violin
Erik Friedlander: Cello
Marc Ribot: Guitars
Kenny Wollesen: Drums, Vibraphone, Percussion
Min Xiao-Fen: Pipa