John Zorn :  Xu Feng
Cat. # 7329
Released Sep 2000
cd time - 74:34
US Price $16.00
This exciting release initiates a new series of CDs documenting the best of John Zorn’s infamous game pieces. Composed largely between 1977 and 1989, these pieces harness improvisers in complex compositional formats, combining the unpredictable edge of improvisation with the structural integrity of written composition. Xu Feng was composed immediately after Zorn’s most well-known game piece Cobra and is the most dynamic and fast-paced of them all. Intense and violent, and featuring an extraordinary band of Tzadik all-stars, Xu Feng captures the exciting Kung-fu action of the Chinese Martial Arts actress for which the piece is named.
Chris Brown: Electronics
Fred Frith: Guitars
Dave Lombardo: Drums, Percussion
John Schott: Guitars
David Slusser: Electronics
William Winant: Drums, Percussion