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Zorn, John
Cobra [2 CDs]

Zorn, John: Cobra [2 CDs] (Hatology)
Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    


"A masterpiece of eclecticism, this scintillatingly provocative double-CD reissue presents two similar though not identical groups on separate CDs. The first is the "Studio Version," with a slightly larger group and 15 tracks averaging about four minutes each. The second CD is the "Live Version," with five tracks averaging just over ten minutes apiece. The differences between the two are significant, though the clear sound, concept, and high level of musicianship are similar. John Zorn's role is that of "prompter," and while there are no notated parts, there are intricate rules that the players must follow. The result is a sort of fast-moving montage in which dramatic changes take place every few seconds or so. Many of the musicians are part of the so-called downtown New York crowd, who came to be associated with Zorn and his associates, but interestingly, pianist and fusion maestro Bob James performs on tapes on each set. (James actually began his career as an early avant-gardist.) As Zorn likes to do, a whole mishmash of styles is presented, from traditional classical sections to country clips to rock-drenched electric guitars to free jazz. The outstanding participants include trombonist Jim Staley, guitarist Elliott Sharp, turntable whiz Christian Marclay, and electric guitarist Bill Frisell. It is all presented in Zorn's wickedly demented style, which tends toward pastiche but fascinates with its energy and variety. For Zorn enthusiasts, this is a must-have release."-Steven Loewy, All Music Guide



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Product Information:

Edition of 3000

UPC: 752156058021

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 580-2
Squidco Product Code: 1432

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2002
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: 2 CDs in a gatefold double sleeve
Recorded May 9, 1986 at Radio City Studios, New York City; Recorded live at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue Ocober 21, 9185

Personnel:

Cobra Studio Version (1986) with Jim Staley, Carol Emanuel, Zeena Parkins, Bill Frisell, Elliott Sharp, Arto Lindsay, Anthony Coleman, Wayne Horvitz, David Weinstein, Guy Klucevsek, Bob James, Christian Marclay, Bobby Previte, John Zorn
John Zorn: Cobra Live Version (1985) with J. A. Deane, Bill Frisell, Elliott Sharp, Anthony Coleman, Wayne Horvitz, David Weinstein, Guy Klucevsek, Bob James, Christiam Marclay, Bobby Previte, John Zorn

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Track Listing:

CD 1



1. Opening

2. Allegro

3. Largo

4. Moderato

5. Fantasia

6. Presto

7. Adagio Maestoso

8. Violento

9. Allegro Scorrevole

10. Capriccio Congusto

11. False Start / Giocoso

12. Scherzo

13. Maestoso Meccanico

14. Variations / Furioso

15. Epilogue



CD 2





1. Prologue / Maestoso

2. Capriccio

3. Prestissimo

4. Lento / Mysterioso

5. Allegro