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John Zorn

John Zorn
Country
United States
Profile
American saxophonist and composer, born 2 September 1953 in New York City, USA. He owns the Tzadik record label and has worked with a large number of experimental musicians, particularly in improvised music, modern classical music and jazz, though he has produced music in most styles.
Website
http://www.myspace.com/johnzorn
Related articles (3)
Releases on file (24)
Secret Chiefs 3 — Malkhut Secret Chiefs 3 — Malkhut
(Tzadik TZ 5110, 2019, CD)
John Zorn — Midsummer Moons John Zorn — Midsummer Moons
(Tzadik TZ 8354, 2017, CD)
Praxis — Sound Virus Praxis — Sound Virus
(M.O.D. Technologies , 2015, CD)
John Zorn — In Lambeth - Visions from the Walled Garden of William Blake John Zorn — In Lambeth - Visions from the Walled Garden of William Blake
(Tzadik TZ 8309, 2013, CD)
Laurie Anderson — Homeland Laurie Anderson — Homeland
(Nonesuch 524055-2, 2010, CD+DVD)
Cyro Baptista — Banquet of the Spirits Cyro Baptista — Banquet of the Spirits
(Tzadik TZ 7624, 2008, CD)
Lou Reed / Laurie Anderson / John Zorn — The Stone: Issue Three Lou Reed / Laurie Anderson / John Zorn — The Stone: Issue Three
(Tzadik TZ 0004, 2008, CD)
Secret Chiefs 3 — Xaphan: Book of Angels Volume 9 Secret Chiefs 3 — Xaphan: Book of Angels Volume 9
(Tzadik TZ 7364, 2008, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Lake Biwa Wadada Leo Smith — Lake Biwa
(Tzadik TZ 8008, 2004, CD)
Cyro Baptista — Beat the Donkey Cyro Baptista — Beat the Donkey
(Tzadik TZ 7608, 2002, CD)
Derek Bailey / John Zorn / William Parker — Harras Derek Bailey / John Zorn / William Parker — Harras
(Avant 056, 1995, CD)
Naked City — Absinthe Naked City — Absinthe
(Avant AVAN 004, 1993, CD)
Various Artists — Caged / Uncaged Various Artists — Caged / Uncaged
(Cramps Records 0138652CRA, 1993/2002, CD)
Naked City — Radio Naked City — Radio
(Avant AVAN 003, 1993, CD)
Praxis — Sacrifist Praxis — Sacrifist
(Subharmonic SD 7002-2, 1993, CD)
Naked City — Grand Guignol Naked City — Grand Guignol
(Avant AVAN 002, 1992, CD)
Ground Zero — Ground Zero Ground Zero — Ground Zero
(God Mountain GMCD-002, 1992, CD)
Naked City — Heretic: Jeux des Dames Cruelles Naked City — Heretic: Jeux des Dames Cruelles
(AVANT 001, 1992, CD)
Naked City — Leng Tch'e Naked City — Leng Tch'e
(Toy's Factory TFCK-88604, 1992, CD)
Hoppy Kamiyama — Welcome to Forbidden Paradise Hoppy Kamiyama — Welcome to Forbidden Paradise
(Nonfixx TOCT-6487, 1992, CD)
Fred Frith — Step across the Border Fred Frith — Step across the Border
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 03, 1990/2002, CD)
Naked City — Torture Garden Naked City — Torture Garden
(Tzadik no#, 1990/1996, CD)
Naked City — Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989 Naked City — Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989
(Tzadik TZ 7336, 1989/2002, CD)
Andrea Centazzo — USA Concerts Andrea Centazzo — USA Concerts
(Ictus 0018, 1978/1999, CD)

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