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!

dimanche 17 octobre 2021

Bagatelles - Coffret 2 - vol. 5-8

 Le deuxième coffret des Bagatelles est en pré-vente. Il comprend les volumes 5 à 8 avec les contributions de Kris Davis Quartet, Brian Marsella Trio, Brian Marsella solo, John Medeski Trio.

jeudi 23 septembre 2021

Pochette - The Ninth Circle


Chaos Magick, The Ninth Circle, à paraître en novembre : 

samedi 18 septembre 2021

En vrac (121)

Photos :
- Pochette de Nostradamus.
- John Zorn au Vision festival.
- John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Laura Cromwell, Middelheim : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
- Ticket pour Cobra, 1996. 
- John Zorn et Bill Laswell.
John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Milford Graves, Le Poisson rouge, 2013.
John Zorn & Hal Willner, 2019.
Heaven and Earth Magick, Görlitz, Allemagne.
New Masada Quartet, Lausitz Festival.

Courts vidéos :
John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Laura Cromwell, Middelheim : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
New Masada Quartet, Lausitz Festival : 1 - 2
Heaven and Earth Magick, Lausitz Festival.

Concert :
- 17-20 mars 2022 : Reflektor John Zorn, Elbphilharmonie, Hambourg, Allemagne : tous les projets de Zorn.
- Cobra, Roulette, New York, 15 décembre 2021.
New Masada Quartet, Village Vanguard, 17 & 24 octobre.
John Zorn au festival Big Ears, 24-27 mars 2022. Nove Cantici, Song for Petra, Simulacrum, Hermetic Organ, Stephen Gosling, Heaven and Earth Magick, Chaos Magick, New Masada Quartet.

Textes :
Thirty good reasons why you should see these three at work at Jazz Middelheim (in néerlandais).
John Zorn & Laurie Anderson à Middelheim : court compte-rendu dans La Libre.

Vidéo :
- Une playlist de reprises de Masada (109 vidéos).

Chronique de disque :
John Zorn, Magick (2004) (Forces parallèles).

Arcana X

À paraître en septembre, Arcana X.

The final installment of John Zorn's major series of new music theory, with Oren Ambarchi, Peter Blegvad, Annea Lockwood, Henry Threadgill and many more
Initiated in 1997 and now in its tenth and final installment, John Zorn's acclaimed Arcana series is a major source of new music theory and practice in the 21st century. Illuminating directly via the personal vision and experience of the practitioners themselves, who experience music not from a cool, safe distance, but from the white-hot center of the creative crucible itself, Arcana elucidates through essays, manifestos, scores, interviews, notebooks and critical papers.
Over 25 years the ten volumes of Arcana have presented the writings of over 300 of the most extraordinary musical thinkers of our time, who address composing, performing, improvising, touring, collaborating, living and thinking about music from diverse, refreshing and often surprising perspectives. Technical, philosophical, political, artistic and mystical in nature, these writings provide direct connections to the creative processes and hidden stratagems of musicians from the worlds of classical, rock, jazz, film soundtrack, improvised music and more.
Contributors include: Susan Alcorn, Oren Ambarchi, Ran Blake, Peter Blegvad, Tyondai Braxton, Patricia Brennan, John Butcher, Ben Coniguliaro, Amir Elsaffar, Kenny Grohowski, Tom Guralnick, Mark Helias, David Hertzberg, Stefan Jackiw, Dan Kaufman, Derek Keller, Richard Kessler, Pauline Kim, Ulrich Krieger, Hannah Lash, Dan Lippel, Annea Lockwood, Dave Lombardo, Charlie Looker, Thomas Morgan, Stephen O'Malley, Laura Ortman, Alex Paxton, Alexandria Smith, Conrad Tao, Pat Thomas, Henry Threadgill, Anna Webber, Fay Victor, Christian Wolff and Miguel Zenon.


jeudi 16 septembre 2021

Pochette - New Masada Quartet


New Masada Quartet, à paraître en octobre.

Parution d'octobre - New Masada Quartet

À paraître en octobre :

John Zorn: New Masada Quartet [#8384]

The long awaited first recording by John Zorn's newest and most exciting ensemble, the New Masada Quartet. Performing eight classic compositions from the Masada songbooks, NMQ is a tight unit of like-minded virtuosi and one of the best groups Zorn has ever had. Bristling hot guitar master Julian Lage, bass wizard Jorge Roeder and 30-year Zorn veteran Kenny Wollesen perform with a crackling live energy that brings the Masada music to life like never before! Led by Zorn’s versatile sax and stop and start conducting, the music is filled with burning solos, telepathic group interaction, heartfelt lyricism and hypnotic grooves. Beautifully recorded at Bill Laswell’s studio in New Jersey this is an absolute masterpiece. Essential!

Parution de novembre - The Ninth Circle

À paraître en novembre :

John Zorn: The Ninth Circle [#8385]

The latest recording by Zorn’s newest ensemble Chaos Magick is a suite inspired by the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Combining contemporary classical with jazz, funk, rock, blues, film soundtrack, noise improvisation and so much more this is a wild and evocative trip thru Hell and back. Tight conductions, complex melodies, burning solos, telepathic group interaction and all the wit, humor, joy and mystery that one has come to expect from Zorn’s dedicated and passionate crew of virtuosi are in abundant display in this beautiful and unique rendering of the classic Orpheus legend.