mardi 19 mai 2020

jeudi 7 mai 2020

A paraître en août - Songs For Petra


John Zorn-Jesse Harris: Songs For Petra [#8374]
Singer Petra Haden excels in this beautiful and unique program of songs penned by the songwriting team of John Zorn and Jesse Harris. Friends for many years, they began working together on The Song Project in 2012, and 8 years later this CD presents the full fruits of their collaboration: 13 Zorn compositions with original lyrics by Jesse Harris. Including the most beautiful melodies from a wide variety of Zorn CDs (and one original that has never appeared on cd before), the melodies are catchy, the lyrics heartfelt, the grooves deep and the solos profound and exhilarating. Backed by the amazing Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder and Kenny Wollesen and produced by Jesse Harris, this is a CD that you will listen to again and again.
(Release date: August 2020)

A paraître en juillet - Les Maudits



John Zorn: Les Maudits [#8373]
Les Maudits presents three dynamic chamber pieces inspired by heroic ‘cursed’ artists of French culture. Demolishing all boundaries and pushing the artistic envelope beyond all expectations Ubu is one of Zorn’s greatest and most outrageous creations-- bizarre musical portrait of the subversive writer Alfred Jarry and his powerful Pataphyisical figure Ubu. The Ubu plays were a powerful precursor to many of the European avant-garde experiments of the early 20th century (Dada, Surrealism, Theatre of the Absurd, Futurism, postmodernism) and Zorn captures the vulgar, rebellious, gluttonous, childish and revolutionary spirit of Ubu in this major new studio composition.
Accompanying this work are two pieces performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble under the direction of David Fulmer. A concerto grosso in three movements inspired by the work of radical French poet Charles Baudelaire, and Oviri (‘savage' in Tahitian) a touching elegy to Paul Gauguin, the influential and complex artist who helped redefine painting in the 20th century.
(Release date: July 2020)

mardi 5 mai 2020

A paraître en juin - Baphomet


John Zorn: Baphomet [#8372]
Baphomet is a masterpiece! One epic 40-minute long-form composition touching upon all of Zorn’s musical obsessions from classical atonality, minimalism, jazz, metal, punk, funk, improvisation, exotica and more. Passionately performed by Simulacrum, his most powerful 20th century ensemble, the music has a dramatic cinematic expanse and is filled with new sounds, unexpected directions, virtuosic solos, bizarre structural complexities and ever surprising melodic and harmonic twists and turns. Baphomet is a courageous new step for Zorn, and a spectacular culmination to his 30-year exploration of the nexus that connects hardcore punk, progressive metal and jazz. Essential!
(Release date: June 2020)


samedi 2 mai 2020

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Photos :
- Boitier en carton avec  “School”, “Pool”, “Archery”, “Locus Solus”, “The Classic Guide to Strategy”. 
- John Zorn en couverture de Jazz Forum, 1985. 
- John Zorn au Festival Radar, Mexico, 2003.
- Partition de Metal tov.
- John Zorn dans Wire, 1989.
- Zorn et Ikue Mori, 1985.
- John Zorn au festival Marseille Jazz des cinq continent.
- John Zorn, Kramer, Jad Fair, 1988. 
- John Zorn, Milan 2007. 
- The Satyr's Play, édition limitée.
- Warsaw Summer Jazz Days 2009, Braxton, Graves, Laswell, Zorn; The Dreamers.
- Zorn, Moonchild et Marc Urselli, s.d, s.l. 
- Zorn, Rome, 2006.
- Zorn en couverture de Mas Jazz, 2007.

Articles :
- In Simulacrum, Zorn rethinks a composer’s role (The Red Hook Star Review).
- Quand Tonie Marshall traînait avec John Zorn (Le Gri-gri).

Chroniques de disques :
- Voices in the Wilderness, Masada Anniversary vol.2 (Guts of Darkness).
- John Zorn / Thurston Moore, "@" (Guts of Darkness).

Nouvelles :
- Nouvelle politique à The Stone en 2021 : un artiste en résidence chaque mois.
- La revue Circuit est temporairement placée en libre accès. Le volume 25, numéro 3, est consacré à John Zorn et Tzadik.
- Keter, Masada Book Beri'ah par Sofia Rei reçoit 2 Independent Music Awards.

Audio :
- Entrevue avec Marc Urselli; parle entre autres de Zorn et des compositions par fiche (file cards) à 36:15 (5049 Records).