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Anthony Braxton/Milford Graves/William ParkerBeyond Quantum ... CD
Tzadik, 2008. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A fantastic outing from these three legends of improvised music – set that's maybe more in the territory of work by Milford Graves and William Parker than it is the usual work of Anthony Braxton – especially for this time in his career! Graves plays drums and percussion, Parker is on bass, and Braxton leaps into the fray wonderfully as the three improvise together – drawing on energy that's much more like his Chicago roots in the AACM than his style of later years – almost as if Braxton's rewriting himself into loft jazz history and shaking loose of the mathematical formulas that often inspire his tunes! Braxton handles a range of saxes, and Graves is especially wonderful in the recorded space of the meeting – as the trio make their way through five improvised selections. CD

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Julius HemphillOne Atmosphere ... CD
Tzadik, 2003. Used ... $12.99
Composed by Julius Hemphill. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jamie SaftBag Of Shells ... CD
Tzadik, 2010. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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John ZornClassic Guide To Strategy Vol 4 (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Tzadik, 2016. Used ... $11.99
John Zorn on alto saxophone. CD
(Out of print.)

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John ZornJohn Zorn's Olympiad Vol 2 – Fencing 1978 ... CD
Tzadik, 1978. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
John Zorn's been known for many modes over the years – but back at the start of his long career on the downtown scene in New York, one of his biggest contributions was the introduction of the "game piece" to improvised music! The works were compositional, but had a sense of chance in the way the musicians interacted – so that every single performance was something else entirely – as you'll hear on these two rare recordings of "Fencing", both from 1978, each with a different lineup! The first recording was done at Bard, and features Zorn on saxes with a trio of guitarists – Duck Baker, Eugene Chadbourne, and Randy Hutton – all players whose creative approach to their instrument makes for a wonderfully varied sense of sound! The second recording has a different vibe – with Zorn using his reeds in varied ways alongside guitar from Chadbourne and violin from Polly Bradfield – a wonderful player who really gets to shine here. CD

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John ZornMusic Romance Vol 2 – Taboo & Exile ... CD
Tzadik, 1999. Used ... $11.99
Features Joey Baron, Mark Feldman, Cyro Baptista, Bill Laswell, Marc Ribot, Jamie Saft, and others. CD
(Includes slipace and Tzadik obi!)

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John ZornVoices In The Wilderness – Masada 10th Anniversary Edition ... CD
Tzadik, 2002/2003. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Music from Pharaoh's Daughter, Ben Perowksy Trio, Cracow Klezmer Band, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Zony Mash, Naftule's Dream, Kramer, Satlah, Jewlia Eisenberg, Pachora, Lemon Juice Quartet, Steven Bernstein, Medeski Martin & Wood, Rashanim, Davka, Tin Hat Trio, Peter Apfelbaum, Mephista, Mike Patton, Ben Goldberg Trio, The Wollesens, Professionales, Jenny Scheinman, Jamie & Vanessa Saft. CD
(Out of print.)

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John Zorn & Bill LaswellCleansing ... CD
Tzadik, 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
John Zorn and Bill Laswell have crossed musical paths over over the years, and this set is certainly not the first time they've recorded together – yet there's also this wonderful sense of rebirth in the music, maybe the cleansing hinted at in the title – as things really go back to the basics of improvisation that began the career of the two artists, but with a sound that's very different than the past! Zorn is on alto and Laswell is on electric bass – and the tracks are all long improvisations that really take their time to find the right space – never over-conceived or forcing any sort of an agenda – just a natural, organic sonic progression in that hands of two improvisers who still have plenty of musical feathers left in their caps after all these years. Titles include "William Burroughs", "Brion Gysin", "Aleister Crowley", "Austin Osman Spare", and "Alejandro Jodorowsky". CD

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John Zorn/John Medeski/Matt Hollenberg/Kenny GrohowskiNostradamus – The Death Of Satan ... CD
Tzadik, 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Really freewheeling sounds from this heavy power trio – a group with the structure of a jazz organ trio, but the ferocity of a group that dips heavily into hard rock too! As with previous entries in this series, John Zorn is the composer and "conductor" – but the real energy comes from the frenzied combination of John Medeski on organ, Matt Hollenberg on guitar, and Kenny Grobowski on drums – the last of whom is a non-stop powerhouse who pushes both players to new heights in their music – then knows just the right moment to drop back a bit, and let the keys and strings do their thing! Titles include "Chaos & Eternal Light", "Dark Angels", "From The Cave Of Treasures", "The Stygian Pool", "Seven Spirits", and "Melmoth". CD

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✨✧ Les RhinocerosLes Rhinoceros ... CD
Tzadik, 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes Tzadik obi.)

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✨✧ Rafi MalkielWater ... CD
Tzadik, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Rafi Malkiel on trombone, tuba, and euphonium – plus a long list of collaborators including Anat Cohen on clarinet, Aviashai Cohen on trumpet, Gili Sharett on bassoon, Anthony Carrillo on congas and bongo, and Nestor Gomez on percussion. CD

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✨✧ Pat MethenyTap – The Book of Angels Vol 20 ... CD
Tzadik, 2013. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty wonderful little concept – Pat Metheny plays music composed by John Zorn – all at a level that resonates both with the wonderful modes we've been hearing from Zorn of late, and with the most adventurous modes of Metheny's early years! Pat's virtually solo on the set – save for some help from Antonio Sanchez on drums – and plays a range of different electric and acoustic guitars, plus sitar, piano, keyboards, bandoneon, percussion, and even a bit of flugelhorn too – instruments that create a rich tapestry of sounds and textures, often with these exotic musical moments that are a real change for Metheny! The album's a delightful surprise all the way through – and titles include "Albim", "Phanuel", "Hurmiz", and "Sariel". CD

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✨✧ Wadada Leo SmithGolden Quartet ... CD
Tzadik, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet and flugelhorn, Malachi Favors Magoustous on bass, Anthony Davis on piano, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! CD

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✨✧ VariousGreat Jewish Music – Marc Bolan ... CD
Tzadik, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Covers by Kramer, the Melvins, Gary Lucas, Mike Patton, Lloyd Cole, Medeski Martin & Wood, and others. CD

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✨✧ Steven Bernstein with Sam RiversDiaspora Blues ... CD
Tzadik, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Steven Bernstein meets the Sam Rivers trio – with Doug Mathews on double bass and bass clarinet, and Anthony Cole on tenor saxophone and drums. CD

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✨✧ Bill FrisellSilent Comedy ... CD
Tzadik, 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
A solo record – just Bill by himself on electric guitar! CD

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✨✧ MassacreFunny Valentine ... CD
Tzadik, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ikue MoriHex Kitchen ... CD
Tzadik, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
With John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Catherine Jauniaux, Hahn Rowe, David Watson, Hideki Kato. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ZornBar Kokhba – Masada Chamber Ensembles ... CD
Tzadik, 1994/1995/1996. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Greg Cohen and Mark Dresser on bass, Erik Friedlander on cello, Chris Speed and David Krakauer on clarinet, Kenny Wollesen on drums, Marc Ribot on guitar, John Medeski on organ and piano, Anthony Coleman on piano, Dave Douglas on trumpet, and Mark Feldman on violin. CD

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✨✧ John ZornFilmworks XII – Three Documentaries – 2002 Vol 2 ... CD
Tzadik, 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ZornKristallnacht ... CD
Tzadik/Eva, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mark Feldman on violin, Marc Ribot on guitar, Anthony Coleman on keyboards, Mark Dresser on bass, and William Winant on percussion. CD

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✨✧ John ZornLocus Solus ... CD
Tzadik, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Zorn's earliest, and certainly one of his best – the kind of album that made him a legend in the early days! Every side is different – and one record features fantastic work from Christian Marclay on records and turntables – alongside Zorn on alto, soprano sax, clarinets, and game calls! Another side features Arto Lindsay on guitar and vocals, Anton Fier on drums, and Zorn on all the above horns. Side three features Wayne Horvitz on organ and electronics and Ikue Mori on drums – and even includes a "James Bond Trilogy"! Side four features Whiz Kid on turntables, ME Miller on drums and congas! CD

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✨✧ John ZornMusic Romance Vol 1 – Music For Children ... CD
Tzadik, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Fils Des Etoiles", "This Way Out", "Music For Children", "Bikini Atoll", "Bone Crusher", "Dreamer Of Dreams", "Cycles Du Nord", and "SooKi's Lullaby". CD
(In the original slipcase with the Tzadik obi.)

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✨✧ John ZornXu Feng – John Zorn's Game Pieces Vol 1 ... CD
Tzadik, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dave Lombardo & William Winant on drums & percussion, Chris Brown & David Slusser on electronics & Fred Frith & John Schott on guitars. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Zorn/Bill Frisell/John Medeski/Brian Marsella/Kenny WollesenPerchance To Dream ... CD
Tzadik, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The poetry of the title isn't lost on the group on the record – nor is the "sleep" reference that the famous phrase would imply – as the quartet work in much mellower territory than on some of the other Zorn-directed projects of this nature on Tzadik in recent years – often with a beautifully minimal and hypnotic vibe! The group features twin keyboards – organ from John Medeski, and piano and Fender Rhodes from Brian Marsella – both players who loop around each other in nice ways, and get these slight contributions from the guitar of Bill Frisell and drums of Kenny Wollesen – both musicians who really let the keys take the lead, almost like a small combo jam version of Terry Riley territory. Beautiful throughout – with titles that include "A Secret Twilight", "Eventide", "Introit", "Lacrimosa", and "Midnight Vespers". CD

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✨✧ John ZornJohn Zorn New Masada Quartet ... CD
Tzadik, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great back to basics moment from the legendary John Zorn – a set that features a tight quartet moving through older themes from his larger Masada project – but with a strongly jazz-based vibe that we don't always hear from Zorn on record in recent years! There's a swing to the tracks at points that's quite a surprise – but also a reminder that first and foremost, Zorn is a jazz musician, and an experimentalist after that – creating beautiful music here on alto sax, alongside Julian Lage on guitar, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums. Many titles have the exotic currents you'd expect from Masada, the record's definitely got some freer improvisation at points, and tunes include "Hath Arob", "Rigal", "Tharsis", "Tagriel", "Piram", and "Sansanah". CD

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✨✧ John Zorn/Bill Frisell/Julian Lage/Gyan RileyGarden Of Forking Paths ... CD
Tzadik, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Music by John Zorn, but performed by a trio who really open up a different side of his sonic palette – the all-guitar group of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, and Gyan Riley – all players who've worked with Zorn before, but who really seem to be in different territory here! Maybe it's the "garden" in the title – as there's moments that almost feel pastoral – as if modern jazz guitarists had taken inspiration from the instrumental interplay of bluegrass improvisation – but in a way that's not like bluegrass at all – instead full of all these unusual tonal energy, and really organic interplay between the strings. Titles include "Riverrun", "Legend", "The Zahir", "Orbus Teritus", "The Forking Path", and "The Secret Mirror". CD

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✨✧ John ZornMasada – First Live 1993 ... CD
Tzadik, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early live recording from John Zorn's Masada group – with Zorn on saxophone, Dave Douglas on trumpet, Greg Cohen on bass, and Joey Baron on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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