John Zorn's Oiympiad - Vol. 2 Fencing 1978

John Zorn

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDTZA8390

Release Date:  22 July 2022

Label:  Tzadik

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  702397839026

Genres:  Jazz  Avant-garde  

  • Description

    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!

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Fencing (live At The Theatre Of Musical Optics)
      • 2. Fencing (live At Bard)