John Zorn :  Filmworks XXIII: el General
Cat. # 7373
Released Feb 2009
cd time - 49:40
US Price $16.00
Eleven cues recorded for a striking documentary focusing on the life of controversial Mexican dictator Plutarco Elias Calles who was called everything from a nunburner to the father of modern Mexico. Beautiful and dramatic, the music is scored for guitar, marimba, accordion/piano and bass and subtly draws upon Mexican, Spanish, minimalist and soundtrack traditions. Zorn’s fifth film score in as many months is a pure delight. Moody and exotic music for a creative and revealing film dealing with truth and the complexity of history!
Rob Burger: Piano, Accordion
Greg Cohen: Bass
Marc Ribot: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Wollesen: Bass Marimba, Vibraphone, Drums