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BRAVE / PRAXIS: Audio (First Edition) ::: Naked City

Audio (First Edition) ::: Naked City

13 November 2009, 21:26

In 1992, during my first trip to New York City, I followed a friend’s recommendation and purchased the album, Naked City. I was also able to attend one of the band’s performances at Greenwich Village’s Knitting Factory, a spot that housed sounds that didn’t fit in the nearby CBGB or The Bottom Line. However, I didn’t pay much attention to the album until years later and it quickly became one of my favorite “jazz” albums. It has inspired me to generate a new section on the blog with a post on this particular album.

Naked City is an avant-garde music group led by saxophonist and composer John Zorn. Primarily active in New York City from 1988 to 1993, Naked City was initiated by Zorn as a “composition workshop” to test the limits of composition and improvisation in a traditional rock band lineup. Its music incorporates recognizable elements of jazz, grind-core, surf, classical, heavy metal, country music, punk rock and other genres. Source: Wikipedia

You can listen to and buy this album at Amazon.