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John Zorn - The Parachute Years 1977-1980 [7CD Box Set] (1997)

20-02-2015, 22:37
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John Zorn - The Parachute Years 1977-1980 [7CD Box Set] (1997)

Artist: John Zorn
Title Of Album: The Parachute Years 1977-1980
Year Of Release: 1997
Label: Tzadik Records
Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Avant-Garde
Quality: APE (Img+.cue) /MP3
Bitrate: Lossless/320 kbps
Total Time: 06:06:19 min
Total Size: 1,7 Gb/947 mb
WWW: allmusic

The Parachute Years is a seven-CD box of John Zorn's first self-produced recordings, including his systems for structured improvisation based on games (namely "Lacrosse," "Hockey, "Pool," and "Archery"), as well as over two hours of previously unreleased outtakes, rehearsals, etc. Zorn first began developing his game-based ideas in 1974, inspired by the works of such modern composers as Braxton, Kagel, Stockhausen, and Wolff. Two discs worth of "Lacrosse" are here: the first (from June 1978) offers six takes ranging from six to 20 minutes in length performed by Zorn, Mark Abbott, Polly Bradfield, Eugene Chadbourne, and LaDonna Smith; the second presents the original "Lacrosse" recording (from one year earlier) featuring Zorn, Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, and Bruce Ackley. Next comes a single disc of "Hockey." Two lineups offer their interpretations: first, there are four electric takes (1978) by Chadbourne, Wayne Horvitz, and Bob Ostertag; these are followed by 13 acoustic interpretations by Bradfield, Zorn, and Mark E. Miller. "Pool" was written in March 1979, and the recording included here took place one year later with musicians Zorn, Bradfield, Ostertag, Miller, and Charles K. Noyes, with prompter Lesli Dalaba. The three CDs of "Archery" (one of which is all rehearsals) document a 12-piece ensemble organized in 1981 and consisting of Robert Dick, George Lewis, Anthony Coleman, Kramer, Bill Laswell, Tom Cora, David Moss, Wayne and Bill Horvitz, Chadbourne, Bradfield, and Zorn. This box set is for dedicated fans already intrigued by the early annals of Zorn and his musical game theories. However, Zorn skeptics and listeners with less patience for theory (or history) should definitely avoid The Parachute Years. This set will not win anyone over; nor will the theories become more clear upon listening. The recordings in The Parachute Years helped the participants -- inspired and creative musicians, all -- to grow, but they also have more historical value than listening interest.

John Zorn - The Parachute Years 1977-1980 [7CD Box Set] (1997)
1-1 Lacrosse Take 3 22:55
1-2 Lacrosse Take 4 18:55
1-3 Lacrosse Take 6 6:10
1-4 Lacrosse Take 1 6:54
1-5 Lacrosse Take 2 8:01
1-6 Lacrosse Take 5 8:14

2-1 Lacrosse (Twins Version) 29:58

3-1 Hockey Take 1 0:55
3-2 Hockey Take 2 3:11
3-3 Hockey Take 3 11:32
3-4 Hockey Take 4 11:18
3-5 Hockey Take 2 3:43
3-6 Hockey Take 4 2:45
3-7 Hockey Take 11 0:54
3-8 Hockey Take 13 1:02
3-9 Hockey Take 1 3:10
3-10 Hockey Take 3 3:16
3-11 Hockey Take 5 1:08
3-12 Hockey Take 6 1:00
3-13 Hockey Take 7 1:07
3-14 Hockey Take 8 0:45
3-15 Hockey Take 9 1:22
3-16 Hockey Take 10 1:03
3-17 Hockey Take 12 1:16

4-1 Pool 50:45

5-1 Archery Rehearsal Part 1 32:10
5-2 Archery Rehearsal Part 2 16:14
5-3 Archery Rehearsal Part 3 28:32

6-1 Archery A1 - D2 20:35
6-2 Archery D3 - G1 20:07

7-1 Archery G2 - L4 23:53
7-2 Archery L5 - O14 23:29

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