mercredi 24 novembre 2021

En vrac (123)


Photos :
- Zorn en studio avec Frisell, Marsella, Medeski, Wollesen.
- Le cd New Masada Quartet, avec un texte de Jorge Roeder.
- Pochettes des volumes 5 à 8 des Bagatelles.
John Zorn et Zoh Amba en studio.
- Edition du 2e coffret des Bagatelles signée par John Zorn.

Vidéos :
- Marc Urselli fait visiter le studio où enregistre John Zorn.
Batman par le National Youth Orchestra dirigé par Sam Eastmond.

Audio :
- John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Laura Cromwell, Jazz Middelheim, 14 août 2021.

Texte :
- Texte de Bruce Lee Gallanter (DMG) sur Masada à l'occasion de la sortie de cd du New Masada Quartet.

Chroniques de disques :
- John Zorn, Heaven and Earth Magick (
Cartoon / S&M (Forces parallèles).

Site consacré aux Bagatelles.

Vidéo - John Zorn, Road runner - Marie-Andrée Joerger, accordion



mardi 23 novembre 2021

Vidéo - Jehoel, Jarosław Bester


Pochette - The Cleansing


A paraître en janvier : John Zorn / Bill Laswell, The Cleansing.

jeudi 4 novembre 2021

Parution de janvier - John Zorn-Bill Laswell: The Cleansing


A paraître en janvier : 

John Zorn-Bill Laswell: The Cleansing [#4037]

Zorn and Laswell have been friends and musical compatriots since they first met in 1978, and have been responsible for some of the most intense and memorable music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Recorded in early 2021, near the end of the year’s pandemic lockdown, it marks the first time Zorn had touched the saxophone in over fifteen months. Laswell had spent most of the year locked in his apartment. Something special was happening that day—and after the session Laswell felt rejuvenated—as if all the toxins and poisons had left his body. Soulful and essential, The Cleansing is an historic meeting—and the first recorded duo project by these two Downtown magicians.
(January 2022)

mercredi 20 octobre 2021

En vrac (122)

Concerts :
- Jack Quartet, John Zorn concert music, 7 janvier, Roulette.

Photos :
- John Zorn et Mick Harris, enregistrement de
Guts of a Virgin, Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, 1991.
John Zorn, Jazz Middelheim, 2012.
- Meditations on the Tarot.
- Archives : John Zorn : 1 - 2 - 3.
John Zorn & Elisaveta Blumina, Dundalk, Irelande, 2012.
- Arcana X.
- Archives : Spillane.
- Affiche Masada Marathon à Montréal, 2010.

Chroniques de disques :
Moonchild, Six Litanies For Heliogabalus (2007) (Forces parallèles).
Moonchild, Ipsissimus (Progarchives).
Bagatelles, coffret 1 (The Free Jazz Collective).
John Zorn, Aporias: Requia for piano and orchestra (Guts of darkness).

Nouvelles pièces de musique de concert :
Ab Eo, Quod (2021) • duration: 7'
An evocative ballad inspired by the surreal worlds of painter Leonora Carrington scored for soprano, cello, vibraphone with optional improvising drum set and/or electronics.
Liber Loagaeth (2021) • duration: 9'
Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus, Deus Aderit—A prayer in Angelic Numbers inspired by the magical Enochian grimoire by John Dee and Edward Kelley.
soprano, string quartet
Terra Firma, Terra Incognita (2021) • duration: 10'
A dynamic quintet expanding the classic instrumentation of piano, vibes, bass and drums with classical percussion.
piano, vibraphone, percussion, with improvising rhythm section of bass and drums

Vidéo - Mathieu Amalric à propos de ses 2 films sur John Zorn



lundi 18 octobre 2021

Parution de décembre - A Garden of Forking Paths

À paraître en décembre : 

John Zorn (Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Gyan Riley), A Garden of Forking Paths.

This is the fifth CD of new music written expressly for the all-star guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley. Here Zorn draws inspiration from the enigmatic short stories of Argentine philosopher/writer Jorge Luis Borges. Like a collection of short stories, each composition is a miniature world in itself and touches on philosophy and mysticism as well as music. Blending folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, world music and more, this is truly music of the 21st century—unclassifiable and unique.

Filled with telepathic interplay and surprising compositional twists and turns, the music is achingly beautiful and intensely evocative. Another gorgeous creation from downtown alchemist John Zorn and this incredible trio of musical masters!