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Zorn, John

Naked City Black Box-20Th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e

Zorn, John: Naked City Black Box-20Th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e (Tzadik)

Two controversial and influential releases from John Zorn in the early 90s: "Torture Garden", rapidly merging jazz, r&b, surf, metal and grindcore; and "Leng Tch'e", extreme and violent music.
 

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UPC: 702397731221

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7312
Squidco Product Code: 13716

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Originally released in 1991 and 1992.


Personnel:

Joey Baron-Drums

Yamataka Eye-Vocals

Bill Frisell-Guitar

Fred Frith-Bass

Wayne Horvitz-Keyboards

John Zorn-Alto Sax

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track listing:


1. Blood is Thin 1:04

2. Demon Sanctuary 0:42

3. Thrash Jazz Assassin 0:49

4. Dead Spot 0:35

5. Bonehead 0:56

6. Speedball 0:40

7. Blood Duster 0:18

8. Pile Driver 0:38

9. Shangkuan Ling-Feng 1:19

10. Numbskull 0:32

11. Perfume of a Critic's Burning Flesh 0:28

12. Jazz Snob Eat Shit 0:28

13. The Prestidigitator 0:48

14. No Reason to Believe 0:28

15. Hellraiser 0:42

16. Torture Garden 0:40

17. Slan 0:26

18. Hammerhead 0:12

19. The Ways of Pain 0:36

20. The Noose 0:13

21. Sack of Shit 0:48

22. Blunt Instrument 0:56

23. Osaka Bondage 1:18

24. Igneous Ejaculation 0:25

25. Shallow Grave 0:43

26. Ujaku 0:31

27. Kaoru 0:55

28. Dead Dread 0:49

29. Billy Liar 0:15

30. Victims of Torture 0:26

31. Speedfreaks 0:52

32. New Jersey Scum Swamp 0:44

33. S && M Sniper 0:17

34. Pigfucker 0:27

35. Cairo Chop Shop 0:26

36. Fuck the Facts 0:15

37. Obeah Man 0:21

38. Facelifter 0:59

39. Whiplash 0:23

40. The Blade 0:43

41. Gob of Spit 0:20

42. Leng Tch'e 31:38




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Zorn. John
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"The controversial and influential Naked City Black Box couples two of Zorn's most extreme and violent creations. Torture Garden (1991) presents Naked City's intense and groundbreaking music combining free jazz, bebop, r&b, country, funk, rockabilly, surf, metal and grindcore-usually in the same song! The rare, seldom heard Leng Tch'e (1992), released only in Japan and long out-of-print features Naked City in an agonizingly slow, brutal 32-minute assault. This special 20th anniversary edition brings all the music together on one CD, accompanied by a booklet complete with artwork, photos and essays old and new."-Tzadik


Artist Biographies:

"Though the point of reference for many remains the iconic band Henry Cow, which he co-founded in 1968 and which broke up more than 30 years ago, Fred Frith has never really stood still for an instant.

In bands such as Art Bears, Massacre, Skeleton Crew, Keep the Dog, Tense Serenity, the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Eye to Ear, and most recently Cosa Brava, he has always held true to his roots in rock and folk music, while exploring influences that range from the literary works of Eduardo Galeano to the art installations of Cornelia Parker.

The release of the seminal Guitar Solos in 1974 enabled him to simultaneously carve out a place for himself in the international improvised music scene, not only as an acclaimed solo performer but in the company of artists as diverse as Han Bennink, Chris Cutler, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Evelyn Glennie, Ikue Mori, Louis Sclavis, Stevie Wishart, Wu Fei, Camel Zekri, John Zorn, and scores of others.

He has also developed a personal compositional language in works written for Arditti Quartet, Asko Ensemble, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Modern, Concerto Köln, and ROVA Sax Quartet, for example. Fred has been active as a composer for dance since the early 1980s, working with choreographers Bebe Miller, François Verret, and especially long-time collaborator and friend Amanda Miller, with whom he has created a compelling body of work over the last twenty years.

His film soundtracks (for award-winning films like Thomas Riedelsheimer's Rivers and Tides and Touch the Sound, Peter Mettler's Gambling, Gods, and LSD, and Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow's Thirst, to name a few) won him a lifetime achievement award from Prague's "Music on Film, Film on Music" Festival (MOFFOM) in 2007. The following year he received Italy's Demetrio Stratos Prize (previously given to Diamanda Galas and Meredith Monk) for his life's work in experimental music, and in 2010 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in his home county of Yorkshire.

Fred currently teaches in the Music Department at Mills College in Oakland, California (renowned for over fifty years as the epicenter of the American experimental tradition), and in the Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland."

-Fred Frith Website (http://www.fredfrith.com/biography.html)
8/16/2017

"Wayne Horvitz is a composer, pianist and electronic musician who has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He is the leader of the Gravitas Quartet, Sweeter Than the Day, Zony Mash, The Four plus One Ensemble and co-founder of the New York Composers Orchestra. He has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, George Lewis, Robin Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Michael Shrieve and Carla Bley, among others. Commissioners include the NEA, Meet the Composer, Kronos String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, BAM, and Earshot Jazz. Collaborators include Paul Taylor, Liz Lerman, Bill Irwin and Gus Van Sant. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including two MAP grants and the NEA American Masterpiece award. Recent compositions include The Heartsong of Charging Elk based on the novel by James Welch and 55: Music and Dance in Concrete: a site-specific collaboration with dancer Yukio Suzuki and video artist Yohei Saito. He is the music programmer for The Royal Room, a performance venue in Seattle, Washington, and a professor of composition at the Cornish College of the Arts."

-Wayne Horvitz Website (http://www.waynehorvitz.com/about/)
8/16/2017

"John Zorn (born September 2, 1953) is an American composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, klezmer, soundtrack, ambient, and improvised music. He incorporates diverse styles in his compositions which he identifies as avant-garde or experimental. Zorn was described by Down Beat as "one of our most important composers".

Zorn established himself within the New York City downtown music movement in the mid-1970s performing with musicians across the sonic spectrum and developing experimental methods of composing new music. After releasing albums on several independent US and European labels, Zorn signed with Elektra Nonesuch and received wide acclaim with the release of The Big Gundown, an album reworking the compositions of Ennio Morricone. He attracted further attention worldwide with the release of Spillane in 1987, and Naked City in 1989. After spending almost a decade travelling between Japan and the US he made New York his permanent base and established his own record label, Tzadik, in the mid-1990s.

Tzadik enabled Zorn to maintain independence from the mainstream music industry and ensured the continued availability of his growing catalog of recordings, allowing him to prolifically record and release new material, issuing several new albums each year, as well as promoting the work of many other musicians. Zorn has led the hardcore bands Naked City and Painkiller, the klezmer/free jazz-influenced quartet Masada, composed over 600 pieces as part of the Masada Songbooks that have been performed by an array of groups, composed concert music for classical ensembles and orchestras, and produced music for opera, sound installations, film and documentary. Zorn has undertaken many tours of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, often performing at festivals with many other musicians and ensembles that perform his diverse output.

Zorn's compositions cross many genres and he has stated "All the various styles are organically connected to one another. I'm an additive person-the entire storehouse of my knowledge informs everything I do. People are so obsessed with the surface that they can't see the connections, but they are there." For Zorn "Composing is more than just imagining music-it's knowing how to communicate it to musicians. And you don't give an improviser music that's completely written out, or ask a classical musician to improvise. I'm interested in speaking to musicians in their own languages, on their own terms, and in bringing out the best in what they do. To challenge them and excite them." "

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Zorn)
8/16/2017

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