John Zorn :  Parachute Years
Cat. # 7316-7
Released 1997
US Price $86.00

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Just three short years after his 1973 home recordings, Zorn had devised a series of complex game structures that challenged improvisers in ways no one had thought of before. Pulling together influences from classical music (Brown, Cardew, Kagel, Stockhausen) and the AACM (Braxton, Smith, Mitchell) Zorn's scores forged a sound world of striking originality thanks to the virtuostic brilliance of the musicians he worked with.

Issued on a private label in limited editions of 1000 copies, these are the recordings that fucked everyone up in the first place. From 1978-1981, Zorn produced three 2 LP sets of his game compositions for Eugene Chadbourne's Parachute Label. They are included here in a newly remastered edition along with hours of outtakes, rehearsals and other rarities. Among the musicians who rose to the challenge of playing these early esoteric compositions are Eugene Chadbourne, Polly Bradfield, Bob Ostertag, Bill Laswell, Henry Kaiser, George Lewis, Wayne and Bill Horvitz, Kramer, Robert Dick, Anthony Coleman, Tom Cora, Davey Williams and many, many others.

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Mark Abbott
Bruce Ackley
Polly Bradfield
Eugene Chadbourne
Anthony Coleman
Tom Cora
Lesli Dalaba
Robert Dick
Wayne Horvitz
Bill Horvitz
Henry Kaiser
Bill Laswell
George Lewis
Mark E. Miller
David Moss
Charles K. Noyes
Bob Ostertag
Mark Smith
LaDonna Smith
Davey Williams
John Zorn
and others