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John Zorn: Lacrosse

On January 25, 2000, “Tzadik” label released “Lacrosse”, album by John Zorn. It was recorded June 1977 in San Francisco and New York City in June 1978, and was produced by John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • John Zorn – soprano and alto saxophone, clarinet, liner notes
  • Eugene Chadbourne – acoustic guitar, dobro, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, liner notes, tiple, six string bass, twelve string acoustic guitar
  • Henry Kaiser – electric guitar
  • Davey Williams – banjo, electric guitar, hollow body guitar
  • Bruce Ackley – soprano saxophone, liner notes
  • Polly Bradfield – violin, viola, electric violin
  • LaDonna Smith – violin, viola
  • Mark Abbott – electronics
  • Allen Asaf – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Take 3
  2. Take 4
  3. Take 6
  4. Take 1
  5. Take 2
  6. Take 5
  7. Twins Version

Moonchild Trio: Astronome

On October 17, 2006, “Tzadik” label released “Astronome”, the second Moonchild Trio album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • John Zorn – concept, arranger, conductor 
  • Mike Patton – voice
  • Trevor Dunn – bass
  • Joey Baron – drums
  • Robert Musso – engineer
  • James Dellatacoma – engineer assistant
  • Bill Laswell – mixing
  • Scott Hull – mastering
  • Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) – design
  • Scott Irvine – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn.

  1. Act One: A Secluded Clearing in the Woods; A Single Bed in a Small Room; The Innermost Chapel of a Secret Temple
  2. Act Two: A Medieval Laboratory; In the Magick Circle
  3. Act Three: A Barren Plain at Midnight; An Unnamed Location

On September 18, 2001.

On September 18, 2001, “Atlantic” label released “Saints”, the twelve Marc Ribot album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Sperry Sound & Picture” in New York, NY, and was produced by JD Foster.

Personnel:

  • Marc Ribot– guitars

Track listing:

  1. Saints – Albert Ayler
  2. Book of Heads #13 – John Zorn
  3. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington
  4. Empty – Marc Ribot, Francois Lardeau
  5. Happiness Is a Warm Gun – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You) – Doc Daughtery, Al Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds
  7. Go Down Moses – traditional, arranged by Marc Ribot
  8. James Infirmary – traditional, arranged by Marc Ribot
  9. Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  10. Holy Holy Holy – traditional; arranged by Marc Ribot
  11. It Could Have Been Very Beautiful – John Lurie
  12. Witches and Devils – Albert Ayler

On June 16, 1998.

On June 16, 1998, “Depth of Field” label released “Downtown Lullaby”, an album by John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Bobby Previte and Wayne Horvitz. It was recorded on January 15, 1998, at “Avatar Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bobby Previte.

Personnel:

  • Elliott Sharp– electric guitars
  • Wayne Horvitz– keyboards, Hammond organ, piano
  • Bobby Previte– drums
  • John Zorn– alto

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Horovitz, Bobby Previte, Elliot Sharp and John Zorn

  1. 484 Broome
  2. 500 West 52nd
  3. Eighth Between B & C
  4. 77 White
  5. 228 West Broadway
  6. Bleecker & Bowery
  7. 1 Morton St (Downtown Lullaby)

On May 18, 1999.

On May 18, 1999, “Tzadik” label “Yo! I Killed Your God”,  the tenth Marc Ribot album. It was recorded 1992 – 1994, at “CBGB” in New York City, “Rote Fabrik” in Zurich, Switzerland, in Tokyo and Nagoya, and was produced by John Zorn, Marc Ribot and Mark Anthony Thompson.

Personnel:

  • Marc Ribot– vocals, guitar
  • JD Foster– guitar
  • Chris Wood– guitar, bass
  • Roger Kleier– guitar
  • Sebastian Steinberg– bass
  • Mark Anthony Thompson– bass, sequencer
  • Dougie Bowne– drums
  • Christine Bard– drums
  • Jim Pugliese– drums
  • Francois Lardeau– drum programming
  • Kazunori Sugiyama – associate producer
  • Allan Tucker – mastering engineer
  • Shoichi – photographer
  • Danny C – photographer
  • Bert Detant – photographer
  • Ikue Mori– design

Track listing:

Al tracks by Marc Ribot, except where noted.

  1. I Fall to Pieces
  2. Yo! I Killed Your God
  3. Human Sacrifice
  4. The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
  5. Softly as in a Morning Sunrise – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
  6. Fourth World
  7. Requiem for What’s His Name
  8. Somebody In My House
  9. Clever White Youths with Attitude
  10. Expressionless
  11. Jamon Con Yucca
  12. Pulse
  13. Change Has Come
  14. Mon Petit Punk

Gary Lucas: Busy Being Born

On March 17, 1998, “Tzadik” label released “Busy Being Born”, the fourth Gary Lucas album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Gary Lucas and Kazunori Sugiyama.

Personnel:

  • Gary Lucas– vocals, acoustic, electric and steel guitar
  • Greg Cohen– bass guitar
  • Jonathan Kane – drums
  • Larry Fine – vocals
  • John Zorn– saxophone
  • Misako Kano – piano
  • Kenny Hurwitz – vocals
  • Tim Kalliches – engineer
  • Sascha von Oertzen – engineer
  • Irene Trudel – engineer
  • Allan Tucker – mastering
  • Ikue Mori– design
  • André Grossmann – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Lucas, except where noted.

  1. Adon Olom (instrumental) – traditional
  2. Adon Olom – (vocal) – traditional
  3. Shekhinah
  4. Sandman
  5. Sunrise Sunset – Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick
  6. Tradition – Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick
  7. The Mensch in the Moon – Walter Horn, Gary Lucas
  8. Lydia, The Tattooed Lady – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  9. Crawlspace
  10. Dayenu / Dreidei – traditional
  11. Fleisherei – Green, Lerner, Timberg
  12. A Hundred pounds of Clay – Luther Dixon, Bob Elgin, Kay Rogers
  13. The Seven faces of Dr. Lao – Leigh Haarline
  14. Abie the Fishman
  15. Hinay Ma Tov – traditional
  16. Theme from Exodus – Ernest Gold
  17. Adon olom (acappella) – traditional

On July 22, 2014.

On July 22, 2014, “Tzadik” label released “On Leaves of Grass”, album composed by John Zorn inspired by the works of Walt Whitman. It was recorded in March 2014, at “East Side Sound” in New York City, and was produced by John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski- piano
  • Kenny Wollesen- vibraphone
  • Trevor Dunn- bass
  • Joey Baron- drums
  • Ikue Mori- electronics
  • Marc Urselli – engineer, audio mixer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn

  1. Whispers of Heavenly Death
  2. Song at Sunset
  3. Halcyon Days
  4. Portals
  5. Sea Drift
  6. Song of the Open Road
  7. The Body Electric
  8. Mystic Cyphers
  9. America

 

On July 20, 2014.

On July 20, 2013, “Tzadik” label released “Dreamachines”, album by John Zorn. It was recorded in April 2013, and was produced by John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama .

Personnel:

  • John Zorn – saxophones, arranger, conductor
  • John Medeski- piano
  • Kenny Wollesen- vibraphone
  • Trevor Dunn- bass
  • Joey Baron- drums
  • Marc Urselli – engineer, audio mixer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn

  1. Psychic Conspirators
  2. Git-le-Coeur
  3. The Conqueror Worm
  4. The Third Mind
  5. Light Chapels
  6. The Dream Machine
  7. Note Virus
  8. 1001 Nights in Marrakech
  9. The Wild Boys

 

 

 

On June 23, 2015.

On June 23, 2015, “Tzadik” label released “Pellucidar: A Dreamers Fantabula”, the sixth John Zorn’s group, The Dreamers. It was recorded in February 2015, at “Eastside Sound” in New York City, and was produced by John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • John Zorn – conductor, arranger
  • Marc Ribot− guitars
  • Jamie Saft− keyboards
  • Kenny Wollesen− vibes
  • Trevor Dunn− bass
  • Joey Baron− drums
  • Cyro Baptista− percussion
  • Ikue Mori – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn

  1. Magic Carpet Ride
  2. Gormenghast
  3. Queen of Ilium
  4. Once Upon a Time
  5. Flight from Salem
  6. Pellucidar
  7. Atlantis
  8. A Perfume from Cleopolis
  9. Jewels of Opar

On April 18, 2006.

On April 18, 2006, “Tzadik” label released “Moonchild: Songs Without Words”, John Zorn album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • John Zorn– conductor
  • Mike Patton– voice
  • Trevor Dunn– bass
  • Joey Baron– drums

Track listing:

  1. Hellfire
  2. Ghosts of Thelema
  3. Abraxas
  4. Possession
  5. Caligula
  6. 616
  7. Equinox
  8. Moonchild
  9. Le Part Maudit
  10. The Summoning
  11. Sorceress