John Zorn :  Music for Children—10th anniversary edition
Cat. # 7321b
Released Aug 2009
cd time - 49:25
US Price $16.00

There has never been a CD quite like Music For Children. The first installment of Zorn’s challenging and controversial Music Romance trilogy (that includes Taboo and Exile and The Gift) it is easily one of the most eclectic CDs ever made. The music includes three short Torture Garden compositions performed by Zorn with the scorching hardcore band Prelapse; a soulful piece of Masada exotica; a virtuosic classical chamber piece for violin, piano and percussion; a poly-rhythmic etude for voice and percussion and a charming nostalgic lullaby for music box. The highlight of this re-release is a revised version of Zorn's infamously epic ear-bender Cycles du Nord, which takes on new intensity through overdubbed bass drums and a newly recorded noise guitar track by none other than the master of feedback himself—Lou Reed! Intensely intriguing, Music For Children is an unbelievable musical roller coast ride that takes you from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again in sixty jam-packed minutes.
David Abel: Violin
Cyro Baptista: Percussion, Vocals
Greg Cohen: Bass
Anthony Coleman: Celeste Music Box
Erik Friedlander: Cello
Marc Ribot: Guitar
Julie Steinberg: Piano
William Winant: Percussion, Bass Drums
John Zorn: Alto Sax, Three Wind Machines, Two Acoustic Feedback Systems, Bass Drums
Lou Reed: Guitar Feedback

Mason Wendell: Bas, Vocals
Jeff Hudgins: Alto Sax
Dane Johnson: Guitar
Alex Lacamoire: Keyboards
Andy Sanesi: Drums