John Zorn :  Cobra
Cat. # 7335
Released Mar 2002
cd time - 70:50
US Price $16.00
One of the most often performed compositions in new music, the Cobra phenomenon lives on into the 21st Century with continuous monthly performances in Japan, Europe, Australia and the United States. Under the direction of the composer himself this newest recording gives Zorn’s infamous game piece a startling new reading by some of downtown New York’s leading improvisers. Cobra is never really Cobra without Zorn himself at the helm—and here the music takes some surprising turns that even he never expected. A 21st Century update of a 20th Century classic.
Derek Bailey: Guitar
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Jennifer Choi: Violin
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Mark Dresser: Bass
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Mark Feldman: Violin
Erik Friedlander: Cello
Annie Gosfield: Sampler
Susie Ibarra: Drums
Ikue Mori: Laptop Computer
Marcus Rojas: Tuba
Josh Roseman: Trombone
Jamie Saft: Keyboards
John Zorn: Prompter