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Spy vs Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman is the 1989 album by American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn, featuring the compositions of Ornette Coleman performed in the brief intense style of Zorn's hardcore miniatures.

The liner notes thank Ornette and Denardo Coleman, Mick Harris of Napalm Death, Ted Epstein of Blind Idiot God, Pil of Lip Cream (a Japanese thrash core group), The Accused, Craig Flanagan, DRI, CBGB, and "the New York-London-Tokyo Hardcore Triangle".

The outstanding cover artwork was created by indie comic's personality Mark Beyer (of Amy and Jordan fame). The album itself approaches free jazz from the perspective of hardcore punk, particularly taking note of the contemporary innovations of thrash core and grind core. Zorn would later pursue these preoccupations in the thrash jazz group Naked City.

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
  • Cover artwork by Mark Beyer (of Amy and Jordan fame)
  • Album is noted in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Side A
01. Wru
02. Chronology
03. Word For Bird
04. 4 Good Old Days
05. The Disguise
06. Enfant
07. Rejoicing
08. Blues Connotation
09. C & D
10. Chippie
11. Peace Warriors
Side B
01. Ecars
02. Feet Music
03. Broadway Blues
04. Space Church
05. Zig Zag
06. Mob Job

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Catalog Number: MOVLP1249

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