A Garden Of Forking Paths (2022)

Track Listing: 

1. Riverrun (Beckett's Labyrinth)  3:42 
2. The Secret Mirror  5:42 
3. Circular Ruins  5:32
4. Legend  5:58
5. The Rose Of Paracelsus  4:06
6. The Zahir  2:55
7. The Encounter  4:02
8. Orbus Tertius  3:18
9. The Forking Path  7:59


Bill Frisell - Guitar 
Julian Lage - Guitar
Gyan Riley - Guitar


All music composed, arranged and conducted by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and Mixed April 17-18, 2021 by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Design - Chippy (Heung Heung Chin) 


This is the fifth CD of new music written expressly for the all-star guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley. Here Zorn draws inspiration from the enigmatic tales of Argentine philosopher/ writer Jorge Luis Borges. Like a collection of short stories, each composition is a miniature world in itself and touches on philosophy and mysticism as well as music. Blending folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, world music and more, this is truly music of the 21st century—unclassifiable and unique. Filled with telepathic interplay and surprising compositional twists and turns, the music is achingly beautiful and intensely evocative. Another gorgeous creation from Downtown alchemist John Zorn and this incredible trio of musical masters!

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8386 

Release Date:  June 17, 2022