New Releases
Releases for August 2016
Wadada Leo Smith

Reflectativity ~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
John Zorn

Commedia Dell’arte
Frank London

The Debt ~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
Unnatural Ways

We Aliens
Heung-Heung Chin

Chippy Charmers Set One - Pins
Heung-Heung Chin

Chippy Charmers Set Two - Pins
Heung-Heung Chin

Chippy Charmers Set - Both Sets - Pins

Upcoming Releases

John Zorn: The Classic Guide To Strategy-Vol. 4 [#8349]
Of all the projects Zorn has created, the longest running and most personal are his solo saxophone improvisations, which began back in 1973 and were first documented a decade later on Lumina. After over 40 years there is still no one who plays the sax quite like John Zorn. Using the instrument as sound maker, he commands a saxophone language of unmatched versatility. Collected under the enigmatic title of The Classic Guide to Strategy, five volumes were planned—Volume 1 (1983), Volume 2 (1986), Volume 3 (2003), and now the penultimate Volume 4 is finally made available on Tzadik. Filled with wit, drama, playfulness and intensity, the composer’s legendary virtuosity and powerful improvisational logic is on full display in this astonishing release recorded at EMPAC in early 2013. You have to hear it to believe it!
(Release date: October 2016)

Bun-Ching Lam: The Child God ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7031b]
Bun-Ching Lam was born in Macao and holds a Ph.D in composition from the
University of California at San Diego. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including most recently the treasured Rome Prize for Composition.

For her second Tzadik recording, Bun-Ching Lam has assembled some of the greatest traditional music performers of China and matched them with some of New York’s most creative instrumentalists in creating a beautiful and lyrical meeting of western art music and Chinese troubadour traditions. Her mini-opera, The Child God written as a shadow-play, incorporates spoken narration, instrumental music and tenor songs. Based on a Ming Dynasty mystical novel The Creation of the Gods, it tells the story of No Cha, from his miraculous birth, to the discovery of his own supernatural powers. Adventurous, charming and delightful.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: October 2016)

Ned Rothenberg: Ghost Stories ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7061b]
A downtown mainstay for twenty years, composer/multi-woodwind performer Ned Rothenberg makes his Tzadik debut with a stunning CD of chamber music. Acclaimed for work in a wide variety of contexts from the multi-metric funk of his Double Band to the large chamber jazz of Power Lines, Rothenberg here shows both range and focus in works for unprecedented instrumentations that have epic scope. Asian and western instruments combine in scores mixing improvised solo features with through-composed ensembles. Ghost Stories is one of Rothenberg's most accomplished works.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: November 2016)

New Japan
Muddy World: Finery of the Storm ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7261b]
Complex instrumentals from an exciting new band from Tokyo blending rock, jazz, flamenco and more. Combining the precision of This Heat, the hypnotic moods of John Fahey and the improvisational edge of Massacre, these three young musicians have fashioned a clean new sound out of the classic guitar, bass and drums format. Loping grooves and swirling counterpoint from a sharp new band out of Japan.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: October 2016)

Radical Jewish Culture
Z'ev: The Sapphire Nature ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7161b]
One of the world’s greatest noise percussionists and a learned scholar of Kabbalah, Z’ev has been a vital force in the downtown scene since the late 1970s. His latest solo project, The Sapphire Nature is a metaphonic meditation on the mystical text Sefer Yetzirah. Accompanied by over 54 pages of text in both English and Hebrew, accessible on computer, the music is an atmospheric and hypnotic symphony of spiritual percussion.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: November 2016)

Shane Parish: Undertaker Please Drive Slow [#4016]
A long time resident of the Appalachian town of Asheville, North Carolina, Shane Parish is the mastermind behind the cutting edge rock band Ahleuchatistas, and is the guitarist for the experimental bands Doom Ribbons, Library of Babel, and Blind Thorns. Here he steps out with a remarkable and soulful acoustic solo project that digs deep into Appalachian roots. Taking classic old timey folk songs, Shane has abstracted them in utterly fascinating ways evoking the haunting and brooding world of the American South. At times reminiscent of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, at times of John Cage and Morton Feldman, Shane uses these beautiful songs as launching pads for his creative flights of fancy, at times boiling them down to their very essence. A spiritual project that will keep you riveted from first note to last.
(Release date: November 2016)