John Zorn

John Zorn's Olympiad - Vol. 2 - Fencing 1978 (TZ 8390)

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John Zorn's Olympiad - Vol. 2 - Fencing 1978

John Zorn

Tzadik

702397839026

TZA 168057

TZ 8390

JAZZ

1

CD 16,51 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

Two extremely rare live recordings of the classic Zorn composition "Fencing" from the early days of the Downtown scene. Featuring two realizations of the piece - one recorded at Zorn’s artist loft The Theatre of Musical Optics with Eugene Chadbourne, Duck Baker, and Randy Hutton on guitars - and the other at Bard College with Chadbourne, Polly Bradfield, and John Zorn, a legendary concert that took place with George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, and Roscoe Mitchell in the audience. The music is astonishing - strange sounds, odd juxtapositions, stark silences, sudden explosions, all held together by a bizarre overarching compositional logic.

Featuring a 16-page booklet replete with photos, scores, and extensive notes and remembrances by Zorn, Chadbourne, Baker, and George Lewis, this is a collector’s dream. Vexing and powerful sounds from the 1978 New York Underground!

PERSONNEL:

  • Eugene Chadbourne - (guitar)
  • Duck Baker - (guitar)
  • Randy Hutton - (guitar)
  • John Zorn - (alto & soprano sax, bass clarinet)
  • Polly Bradfield - (violin)

TRACKS:

  • 01. Fencing (Live At The Theatre Of Musical Optics) ..... 29:52 min.
  • 02. Fencing (Live At Bard) ..... 28:53