December 10, 2008

John Zorn: Works, Collaborations, Appearances 4

John Zorn (as): [John Zorn: Music Romance Vol. 1: Music for Children tracks #4,6,7] [Na­ked Ci­ty: Na­ked Ci­ty] [John Zorn, Geor­ge Le­wis, Bill Fri­sell: News for Lu­lu] [Pri­ma Ma­te­ria: Pea­ce on Earth tracks #1,3] [Pre­lap­se: Pre­lap­se tracks #3,6,7,13,14,18,19,21-23] [Na­ked Ci­ty: Ra­dio] [Painkiller: Rituals] [Frank London: Scientist at Work track #6] [Ste­ve Be­res­ford: Sig­nals for Tea] [Bla­de­run­ner: South­street Sea­port Sta­dium (Bootleg)] [John Zorn: Spy vs. Spy] [The In­ter­ga­lac­tic Mai­den Or­ches­tra: Squa­re Dan­ce tracks #2,4,7,8] [Fred Frith: Tech­no­lo­gy of Tears tracks #1-3]

3 comments:

Lucky said...

about george lewis i'd like too add an interesting reference link: he's professor at the music department of columbia university, ny, and there are intelligent articles about improvisation - f. e. the critical studies in improvisation, free as .pdf-files. in the last issue are many texts about anthony braxton.

http://tinyurl.com/criticals-studies-improv

p.s.: signals for tea is from avant, but i couldn't figure out yet the connection to late c#9.

Spring Day said...

I haven't read any of Lewis' articles, thanks for the recommendation. Actually, it is kind of interesting, even though I've been an amateur trombone player myself, I never dared to improvise or if I tried, I could never accept or even like the results. Actually, in a post free-jazz world one should not feel obliged to a certain sound ideal, as it exists in the "classical" music world, but still I felt inferior for my kind of dirty trombone tone. I thought: If I have the true ability to produce the "right", "clean" tone, then I would be allowed to produce intentional "dirty" sounds, but as long as I have to produce dirty sounds only because I am not able to bring out the "correct" ones, I am not allowed to improvise. Well, probably it was actually better that way, though not for me, but at least for the world around me ;-) How do you feel about your own accordion playing?

The music I got from Church Number 9 is the Bladerunner bootleg.

Lucky said...

think i understand your thoughts about improvising on the trombone. maybe we were both teached to learn the craft properly, before we are allowed to go our own way - that's the way the western music world see it, in general: study your instrument, study music, counterpoint, etc. - and IF you succeed in all this, you can THINK about going your own way, BUT...

i don't really improvise on my instrument, sometimes i fumble around for my son, to make him laugh, but there's no way i can improvise over chord structures, i've only learned to play sheet music, and to top that: i stopped playing it for more than 15 years. too bad. but i still love to play, even just the few dozen compositions i have.