New Releases
Releases for July 2016
AutorYno

Flauros: The Book Of Angels Volume 29
John Zorn

Sacred Visions
Tony Oxley

The Advocate ~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
Danny Cohen, Mike Boner, Horse Cock Kids

Self Indulgent Music ~~~ A Tzadik Classic!

Upcoming Releases

Archival
John Zorn: Commedia Dell’arte [#8347]
A fabulous and multifaceted suite celebrating the vibrant Italian dramatic form Commedia dell’arte that began in the 16th century and flourishes to this day. The classic archetypical characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouche, Pulcinella and Pierrot are evoked in five compositional miniatures for small chamber ensembles: brass quintet, cello quartet, piano trio, vocal quartet and woodwinds. Premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in early 2016, the music contains some of Zorn’s finest writing and is a delight from first note to last. Over twenty of New York’s greatest musicians are involved in this exciting and varied suite of miniature masterpieces.
(Release date: August 2016)

John Zorn: 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais [#8348]
49 Acts of Unspeakable Depravity in the Abominable Life and Times of Gilles de Rais is the fifth CD by Simulacrum, an organ trio of unparalleled power that brings the sounds of heavy metal, blues, funk and jazz together with modern classical music. Tighter than ever and able to stop and start at breakneck speed, Medeski, Hollenberg and Grohowski are at their raging best as they blaze through Zorn’s wildest flights of fancy—a ten-movement suite evoking a sick and decadent descent into madness. Driven by an intense and powerful fury, this CD contains some of the craziest sounds you are ever likely to hear as genres, noise, instrumental colors and driving rhythms collide head-on. A jaw-dropping visit to a new musical world where absolutely anything is possible!
(Release date: September 2016)

Composer
Wadada Leo Smith: Reflectativity ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7060b]
Reflectativity, first released on Leo Smith's own label in the early 1970s is one of the most important extended compositions blending improvisation and composition, and one of Leo Smith's masterpieces. This exciting new version features the brilliant pianist/composer Anthony Davis (who performed on the original recording) and longtime friend and colleague Malachi Favors—the legendary monster bass player from the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Coupled with several new compositions, this CD brings together the past and present of creative music's most continually fascinating composer/performers.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: August 2016)

Fred Frith: Freedom In Fragments ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7076b]
Active since 1978, the dynamic Rova Saxophone quartet has collaborated with and commissioned from some of the world’s greatest composers. Here they give a dynamic reading of Fred Frith’s major composition Freedom in Fragments, which was written expressly for them and comprises a series of short compositions that can be played in whole or in part and in any given sequence. Rova has chosen the most rigorous of these, and the final sequence, created by the composer himself, gives a seamless flow to the overall listening experience. Messiaenic harmonic shifts, catchy folk melodies, complex dance rhythms and looping minimalism from one of new music’s original border crossers.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: September 2016)

Film Music
Frank London: The Debt ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7507b]
Frank London, a major voice in today’s Jewish music renaissance, who has worked with the likes of LLCooI J, LaMonte Young, Jane Siberry and Gal Costa, is a trumpetist, composer, arranger and musical scholar of startling range and creativity. The Debt is the first collection of his work for film and theater, and contains a wide variety of his musical obsessions: Latin grooves, Mingus-style jazz arrangements, classical chamber compositions, moody sound pieces, funky bachelor pad music and a gorgeous suite scored for six female voices. Over forty of New York’s greatest musicians are brought here in a variety of ensembles making this one of the most exciting and eclectic releases by one of the most active musicians in the Downtown scene.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: August 2016)

Key
Kaiser/Noyes/Park: Invite The Spirit 1983 ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7622b]
Free improvisation meets the Korean shamanic tradition in this historic and groundbreaking band that includes kayagum virtuoso Sang-Won Park, guitar legend Henry Kaiser and the enigmatic Charles K. Noyes on percussion. Digitally remastered for the first time direct from the original two track tapes, this is the complete 1983 double LP release by one of the most evocative and successful bands blending East and West. This historic and important classic recording is finally made available again and now sounds better than it ever has before.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: September 2016)

Spectrum
Unnatural Ways: We Aliens [#7814]
A lynchpin of the Oakland rock/improv scene and now based in Brooklyn, Ava Mendoza has been taking Downtown NY by storm, performing with many of the best musicians around and leading her own dynamite bands. Her cutting edge guitar playing is front and center here in nine hard-edged and steely blues-tinged rock instrumentals. With a twisted sensibility and plenty of shredding, psychedelic effects and surprises, the music features Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, Pulverize the Sound) on bass and Sam Ospovat (Enablers, Beep, Naytronix) on drums. Unnatural Ways is a tight, exciting new band out the burgeoning Brooklyn scene!
(Release date: August 2016)