John Zorn :  New Traditions In East Asian Bar Bands
Cat. # 7311
Released 1997
cd time - 72:38
US Price $16.00
From the lyrical sensuality of Hu-Die (for 2 guitars), the aggressive fireworks of Hwang Chin-Ee (for two drummers) and the mystical ambience of Que Tran (for two keyboards), this album shows yet another side of Zorn's genius for the dramatic and the unexpected. Using the spoken languages of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese as pure melody, this suite of 3 pieces of twin instruments and narrators is perhaps Zorn's most beautiful creation to date.

Ten years in the making, these epic compositions, Zorn's most universally misunderstood pieces, are finally made available on an album. Original texts by Arto Lindsay, My-ung Mi-Kim, and Lin Hejinian. Performed by an all-star collection of the world's most creative improvising instrumentalists.
Joey Baron: Drums
Samm Bennett: Drums
Anthony Coleman: Keyboards
Bill Frisell: Guitar
Fred Frith: Guitar
Wayne Horvitz: Keyboards
Zhang Jinglin: Narrator
Jung Hee Shin: Narrator
Anh Tranc: Narrator