John Zorn

Also known as J. Zorn, J.Zorn, John Z, John Z., John Zone, Jon Zorn, JZ, Zone, Zorn
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/johnzorn, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Zorn

Discography of John Zorn:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
101 Spy Vs. Spy: The Music Of Ornette Coleman 17 Audio 1989 Elektra Musician
102 The Big Gundown 10 Audio
103 Filmworks XIX - The Rain Horse 11 Audio 2008-01-00 Tzadik
104 Environment For Sextet 5 Audio 1995
105 Volac: Book Of Angels Volume 8 12 Audio 2007 Tzadik
106 The Classic Guide To Strategy - Volume Two 7 Audio 1986 Lumina Records Ltd.
107 The Big Gundown 10 Audio 1999 ArsNova
108 Masada Recital 12 Audio 2004-06-00 Tzadik
109 Mysterium 5 Audio 2005 Tzadik
110 Locus Solus 38 Audio 2000 Stress Records (2)
111 Issachar 18 Audio 1998 Stress Records (2)
112 Angelus Novus 11 Audio 2000 ArsNova
113 Duras:Duchamp 9 Audio 2000 Grammy
114 Cobra 22 Audio 1991 Hat Hut Records
115 Environment For Sextet 4 Audio 1979 Ictus Records
116 Masada Rock 10 Audio 2005 Tzadik
117 Zaebos: Book Of Angels Volume 11 11 Audio 2008 Tzadik
118 Square Dance 7 Audio 1990 Tiptoe
119 Filmworks XXI: Belle De Nature And The New Rijksmuseum 19 Audio 2008-10-00 Tzadik
120 1977 - 1981 5 Audio 1998 Materiali Sonori
121 O´o 12 Audio 2009-07-00 Tzadik
122 Spy Vs. Spy: The Music Of Ornette Coleman 17 Audio 1989
123 Stolas: Book Of Angels Volume 12 9 Audio 2009 Tzadik
124 News For Lulu 21 Audio 2008 hatOLOGY
125 USA Concerts East 9 Audio 1999 New Tone Records
126 Femina 4 Audio 2009 Tzadik
127 Filmworks XX: Sholem Aleichem 12 Audio 2008-09-00 Tzadik
128 Filmworks XXIII: El General 11 Audio 2009-02-00 Tzadik
129 In Search Of The Miraculous 9 Audio 2010-02-00 Tzadik
130 Mycale: Book Of Angels Volume 13 11 Audio 2010 Tzadik
131 Ipos: Book Of Angels Volume 14 10 Audio 2010-03-23 Tzadik
132 More News For Lulu 17 Audio 2010 hatOLOGY
133 Spillane 6 Audio 1987
134 Baal: Book Of Angels Volume 15 9 Audio 2010-05-00 Tzadik
135 Naked City 26 Audio 1990 Elektra Nonesuch
136 In Search Of The Miraculous 9 Audio 2010-02-00 Tzadik
137 The Crucible 8 Audio 2008 Tzadik
138 Spy Vs Spy Play The Music Of Ornette Coleman 17 Audio 1989 Elektra
139 Filmworks Two 36 Audio 1996 Rada (2)
140 5010 6 Audio 2005 G. & P. Essential Music
141 The Goddess - Music For The Ancient Of Days 7 Audio 2010-06-29 Tzadik
142 Dictée Liber Novus 2 Audio 2010-05-00 Tzadik
143 Chimeras - A Child's Adventures In The Realms Of The Unreal 16 Audio 2010-02-00 Tzadik
144 Filmworks XVII: Notes On Marie Menken / Ray Bandar: A Life With Skulls 14 Audio 2006 Tzadik
145 Filmworks Anthology - 20 Years Of Soundtrack Music 28 Audio 2005 Tzadik
146 The Last Supper: Filmworks XXII 16 Audio 2008 Tzadik
147 The Big Gundown (John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone) 10 Audio 1986
148 Ipsissimus 9 Audio 2010-10-05 Tzadik
149 Haborym: Book Of Angels Volume 16 11 Audio 2010-07-00 Tzadik
150 Naked City 23 Audio 1989 Elektra Nonesuch


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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