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"  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. Named after a book of graphic black and white photographs by Weegee , the band performed an aggressive mix of " soundtrack themes, bluesy hard bop , speedy hardcore rock, squealing free jazz [and] metallic funk ". Many songs were quite brief, and typically switched musical genres every few measures. One critic described the band's music as "jump-cutting micro- collages of hardcore , country , sleazy jazz , covers of John Barry and Ornette Coleman , brief abstract tussles — a whole city crammed into two or three minute bursts". Naked City's first album was distributed under Zorn's name by Nonesuch Records and featured a Weegee photograph of a dead gangster on its cover, along with macabre illustrations by Maruo Suehiro. My interest in hard-core also spurred the urge to write shorter and shorter pieces.
For decades, the New York composer John Zorn has blended elements of jazz and metal in a series of groundbreaking projects. With Zorn, he finally got the chance to explore it. And listening back to the show, he had an epiphany. And I was happy, man. A few years earlier, Mike Patton had undergone a similar awakening.
The album is characterized by its covers of movie themes and its fusion of various musical genres. The group Zorn assembled for the material recorded on Naked City would later become a band in its own right known under the same name ; the lineup was Zorn on alto saxophone with Bill Frisell on guitar, Wayne Horvitz on keyboards, Fred Frith on bass and Joey Baron on drums. The group was established in as a "compositional workshop" to test the limitations of a rock band format. The album consists of several covers of movie themes , one jazz standard , and original compositions by Zorn, including several "hardcore miniatures" which would later be compiled on the album Torture Garden. The project, especially on this album, was noted for wildly juxtaposing various musical genres in rapid succession. The album's cover art features Weegee 's photograph "Corpse With Revolver"; Weegee's book gave the band its name. The album was released by Elektra Nonesuch , which Zorn had previously released albums for; the subsequent releases of the Naked City group would be released on smaller labels like Shimmy Disc , and Zorn's own Tzadik and Avant labels. 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.
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