John Zorn

Also known as J. Zorn, J.Zorn, John Z, John Z., John Zone, Jon Zorn, JZ, Zone, Zorn
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Discography of John Zorn:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Songs From The Hermetic Theatre 4 Audio 2001 Tzadik
2 Hemophiliac 18 Audio 2002-06-00 Tzadik
3 Elegy 4 Audio 1995-09-00
4 The Big Gundown 17 Audio 2000-08-00 Tzadik
5 The Big Gundown 10 Audio 1986 Nonesuch
6 Naked City 26 Audio 1990
7 Filmworks IV: S/M + More 5 Audio 1997 Tzadik
8 The Parachute Years 1977 - 1980: Lacrosse, Hockey, Pool, Archery 36 Audio 1997-09-00 Tzadik
9 Xu Feng 11 Audio 2000-09-00 Tzadik
10 Music Romance Volume Two: Taboo And Exile 12 Audio 1999-10-00 Tzadik
11 Euclid's Nightmare 27 Audio 1997 Depth Of Field
12 Spy Vs. Spy: The Music Of Ornette Coleman 17 Audio 1988 Nonesuch
13 Filmworks VI 1996 19 Audio 1996 Tzadik
14 The Classic Guide To Strategy - Volume One 2 Audio 1983 Lumina Records Ltd.
15 Music Romance Volume III: The Gift 10 Audio 2001 Tzadik
16 Spillane 6 Audio 1987 Elektra Nonesuch
17 Filmworks IX : Trembling Before G-d 18 Audio 2000 Tzadik
18 IAO 7 Audio 2002-05-00 Tzadik
19 Cobra 22 Audio 2001 hatOLOGY
20 Improvised Music 1981 7 Audio 1992 MuWorks Records
21 Rituals 5 Audio 2005-02-00 Tzadik
22 Filmworks III: 1990-1995 56 Audio 1997 Tzadik
23 Filmworks XII : 2002 Volume Two - Three Documentaries 30 Audio 2002 Tzadik
24 Naked City 26 Audio 1989
25 Filmworks X: In The Mirror Of Maya Deren 15 Audio 2001-08-00 Tzadik
26 Harras 3 Audio 1995 Avant
27 Pool 3 Audio 1997 Tzadik
28 50² 7 Audio 2004-03-00 Tzadik
29 50⁸ 9 Audio 2004 Tzadik
30 50⁹ The Classic Guide To Strategy Volume Three 5 Audio 2004-11-00 Tzadik
31 50¹º 9 Audio 2005 Tzadik
32 Filmworks XIV : Hiding And Seeking 12 Audio 2003-07-00 Tzadik
33 Filmworks XIII : 2002 Volume Three - Invitation To A Suicide 18 Audio 2002-09-00 Tzadik
34 Filmworks XI : 2002 Volume One - Secret Lives 21 Audio 2002-07-00 Tzadik
35 Elegy 4 Audio 1995
36 More News For Lulu 17 Audio 1992-02-00 hat ART
37 The Unknown Masada 12 Audio 2003 Tzadik
38 Kristallnacht 7 Audio 1995-11-00 Tzadik
39 Live 10 Audio 1995 Jazz Door
40 Filmworks XV : Protocols Of Zion 15 Audio 2005-02-00 Tzadik
41 The Big Gundown 10 Audio 1986 Nonesuch
42 Locus Solus 38 Audio 1997 Tzadik
43 Redbird 3 Audio 1995-09-00 Tzadik
44 The Classic Guide To Strategy - Volumes One & Two 8 Audio 1996 Tzadik
45 Filmworks III: 1990-1995 56 Audio 1995 EVVA
46 Duras:Duchamp 9 Audio 1997-08-00 Tzadik
47 Filmworks: 1986 - 1990 32 Audio 1992 Nonesuch
48 Bar Kokhba 25 Audio 1996 Tzadik
49 Masada Guitars 21 Audio 2003 Tzadik
50 The Circle Maker 31 Audio 1998-03-00 Tzadik


American saxophonist and composer, born 2 September 1953 in New York City, USA. He owns the [l=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. As a child, he played piano, guitar and flute. He went to college in St. Louis where he discovered free jazz, before dropping out and moving to Manhattan. There he gave concerts in his small apartment, playing a variety of reeds, duck calls, tapes, etc; almost anything. In the mid 1980s he signed to the [l146599] label. Since then, he has released a very large number of records, usually putting out several each year. Zorn's recorded output includes records by two bands of his own, Masada (a klezmer band playing music that is often described as Jewish jazz) and Naked City (an often aggressive mix of jazz, rock and grindcore). He has also worked with musicians like [a=Bill Frisell], [a=Derek Bailey], [a=Fred Frith], [a=Keiji Haino], and [a=Bill Laswell]. He has written music for television and film, which has been collected in the ongoing [l227476] series of records on his [l3650] label. Some of these are jazz-based, others are classical. He has also written several "game pieces", in which performers are allowed to improvise while following certain strucural rules. These works are in the main named after sports, and include Pool, Archery and Lacrosse, as well as Cobra.

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