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Nine; Paniots 9

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Nine

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
118 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/25/09
performer:
Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren
director:
Rob Marshall
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
4640, 63832
genre:
Romance, musical

We gave it a C-

Mating open-form jazz improvisation with klezmer music, John Zorn’s band Masada has made some of the most rousing and individual recordings of the ’90s — Nine, featuring the exceptional trumpeter Dave Douglas, is another winner. Proving there’s nothing new under the sun, though, is the rereleased Paniots 9, a wildly inventive ethnic-music-meets-free-jazz excursion first recorded in 1963. Maneri’s uninhibited sax and clarinet work on Greek- and Jewish-inspired musical themes triumphs over this revelatory recording’s lo-fi sound. Both: B

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