John Zorn

For this edition of New Sounds, hear music more music by John Zorn. The MacArthur Fellow, sax player, composer, and record label founder is one of the central figures on the New York "downtown scene." Today is his birthday. We'll hear some Masada chamber music, something from the Filmworks series, some of his Ennio Morricone arrangements, and much more.

PROGRAM # 2838, A Birthday Salute to John Zorn (First aired on 9-02-08)





John Zorn

The String Quartets

Cat o’ Nine Tails [14:00]

Tzadik #7047

Ennio Morricone / arranged by John Zorn

The Big Gundown

Duck You Sucker! [6:00]

Tzadik #7328

John Zorn

Filmworks XIII: Volume Three, Invitation to a Suicide

Invitation to a Suicide [4:30]

Tzadik #7341

John Zorn

Filmworks XII: Volume Two, Three Documentaries

Homecoming: Dance Piece [2:00] Shaolin Ulysses: Shaolin Spirit [3:00]

Tzadik #7340

John Zorn’s Game Pieces


Tabanan, excerpt [1:30]

Tzadik #7335

John Zorn / Masada Chamber Ensembles

Bar Kokhba

Bikkurim [3:30]

Tzadik #7108

John Zorn


Sacred Rites of the Left Hand Path [6:30]

Tzadik #7338

John Zorn & Naked City


Sunset Surfer [3:00]

Avant Japan 003 Available as an import on Available at*
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Also, reissued as part of a 5CD boxed set on Tzadik #7344