John Zorn's Spillane
Mickey Spillane Dead at 88When I heard famed crime novelist Mickey Spillane died I immediately thought of a piece of music by John Zorn titled Spillane.
How does one descibe Spillane? Well, if someone made a movie based on Mickey Spillane's books, and then condensed that movie down to a twenty-five minute trailer, the audio track would sound like Spillane.
Spillane begins with a woman's scream that segues into a light jazz number. From there, the music shifts and flows from one section to another: spoken passages, brief catches of atmospheric sound, musical interludes, sound effects, etc. It's a sequence of audible references to women, booze, gun play, smoky nightclubs, and chain smoking men. There are sixty sections in twenty-five minutes, each seamlessly connected to the next.
If you have some time today sit back, pour yourself a shot, light up a Lucky and enjoy Spillane.
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Spillane - John Zorn
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