General, film score: Besos de Sangre, El (piano trio)
General, film score: Exactamente Eso, El
Personnel: Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Rob Burger (accordion, piano); Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone, marimba, drums).
Audio Mixer: Marc Urselli.
Liner Note Author: John Zorn .
Recording information: Eastside Sound, New York, NY.
Arranger: John Zorn .
In addition to his jobs as full-time musician, composer, bandleader, and label head, John Zorn also scores music for films. 2009 saw the release of EL GENERAL, Zorn's score for a documentary about Mexican dictator Plutarco Elias Calles. Working with instrumentation that includes accordion, bass, marimba, and guitar, the score folds traditional Mexican folk into an avant-chamber context, creating an evocative soundtrack that is atmospheric and, in keeping with Zorn's aesthetic, thoroughly creative.