New Releases
Releases for March 2016
Richard Crandell

Mbira Magic ~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
Various Artists

Great Jewish Music: Jacob do Bandolim ~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
John Zorn

The Painted Bird
Cyro Baptista


Upcoming Releases

AutorYno: Flauros: The Book Of Angels Volume 29 [#8346]
Flauros is a rocking, driving, unstoppable reading of Masada music by the leader of France’s most brutal and hard-edged ensemble Autoryno. Here they touch upon psychedelia, surf, metal, thrash, reggae, hard rock and more in this highly energetic installment of the Book of Angels. Exhilarating instrumental music at its cathartic best by this acclaimed and infamous ensemble based in Paris. One of the last CDs in the Book of Angels series is also one of its most powerful!
(Release date: July 2016)

John Zorn: Sacred Visions [#8345]
Sacred Visions presents two Zorn masterpieces touching upon the mediaeval world. The Holy Visions is a Mystery Play in eleven strophes concerning the life, work and philosophy of 12th century composer, healer and visionary mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and is one of Zorn’s most beloved and acclaimed works for voice. Here is it coupled with Zorn’s latest string quartet The Remedy of Fortune, six tableaux depicting the changing fortunes of romantic love, which was inspired by the work of 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut and receives a precise and passionate reading by the brilliant JACK quartet. Two brilliant modern compositions drawing on mediaeval spirituality, both sacred and secular!
(Release date: July 2016)

Tony Oxley: The Advocate ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7618b]
One of the most important musical partnerships in English Free Improvisation was the duo of Tony Oxley and Derek Bailey. Their long standing friendship began as early as 1963 with the group Joseph Holbrooke (including composer/bassist Gavin Bryars) and lasted over forty years. These recordings were created in the studio in 1975 and catch them at their peak. Also included is Oxley’s touching tribute to Bailey, a dynamic new piece for electronics and percussion recorded live at the recent Bailey tribute concert at the London Barbicon, 2006. Exciting and vibrant improvisations—never before released—by two pioneers of the genre.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: July 2016)

Lunatic Fringe
Danny Cohen, Mike Boner, Horse Cock Kids: Self Indulgent Music ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7403b]
No matter how healthy you get, you still end up sick." - Mike Boner

Tzadik is proud to introduce you to three exciting new artists. This special CD release is a passport to their unique worlds of sound. Danny Cohen and Mike Boner both hail from California, Horse Cock Kids are based in Cologne but they all share an intense passion for their own self-indulgent fantasies.

Songs about sex, degeneracy, puberty, loss of identity, truth, love and boredom from three of the most howlingly original songwriters you have ever heard. This is what Tzadik's Lunatic Fringe series is all about - it doesn't get any realer than this.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: July 2016)

New Japan
Syzygys: Eyes on Green: Syzygys Live at Tokyo Inkstick 1988 ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#7236b]
With the cute innocence of Shonen Knife and the 43-tone organ of Harry Partch, Syzygys have been fashioning twisted and catchy pop songs since 1985. These performances capture the band live in 1988 and is so beautifully recorded it could have been a studio date. Accompanying the delightful duo is legendary guitarist Imahori Tsuneo playing everything from Bill Frisell to Arto Lindsay's skronk and bassist Shiina Tatsuto. Absolutely charming: somewhere Harry Partch is smiling. Microtonal pop for the 21st Century.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: June 2016)

Radical Jewish Culture
Jamie Saft Trio: Trouble–The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan ~~~ A Tzadik Classic! [#8111b]
Jamie Saft and his dynamic trio presents a sparkling interpretation of the work of Bob Dylan. A lifelong Dylan enthusiast, Saft is the perfect man to take on this challenging project and his choice of compositions, spanning over four decades of activity, is as creative as the arrangements themselves. Featuring several guest vocalists including Mike Patton and Antony, this is a deep and meaningful tribute to one of the world’s greatest living songwriters, a Jew whose influence resounds in the work of several generations of pop musicians.
~~~ A Tzadik Classic!
(Release date: June 2016)

Robert Dick: Our Cells Know [#4015]
A true revolutionary, composer/performer/improviser Robert Dick has literally redefined the flute for our age. He has worked with a wide range of musicians from classical, jazz and improvised music backgrounds including Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, George Lewis and many others. Here he focuses in on the elusive contrabass flute, and uses a wide range of extended techniques including multiphonics, percussive effects, circular breathing and more! A unique and heartfelt CD of modern flute music unlike anything you have heard before!
(Release date: June 2016)