commedia dell'arte (2016)

Track Listing 

1. Harlequin  6:58

Rebekah Heller - Bassoon
Claire Chase - Flute
Josh Rubin - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Kyle Armbrust - Viola

Recorded By, Mixed By – Marc Urselli March 27, 2016 at Eastside Sound, NYC

2. Columbina  5:54

Eliza Bagg - Voice
Kirsten Sollek - Voice
Rachel Calloway - Voice
Sarah Brailey - Voice

Recorded By, Mixed By – Marc Urselli November 16, 2015 at Eastside Sound, NYC

3. Scaramouche  6:20

Christian McBride - Bass
Tyshawn Sorey - Drums
Steve Gosling - Piano

Recorded by Jeff Cook December 15, 2015 at Second Story Sound and mixed By – Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC

4. Pulcinella  5:19

American Brass Quintet
John D. Rojak - Bass Trombone
Eric Reed - Horn
Michael Powell - Trombone
Kevin Cobb - Trumpet
Louis Hanzlik - Trumpet

Recorded By, Mixed By – Marc Urselli December 30, 2015 at Eastside Sound, NYC

5. Pierrot  7:36

Jay Campbell - Cello
Jeff Zeigler - Cello
Mihai Marica - Cello
Mike Nicolas - Cello


Kyle Armbrust: Viola 
Eliza Bagg: Voice 
Sarah Braile: Voice 
Rachel Calloway: Voice 
Jay Campbell: Cello 
Claire Chase: Flute 
Kevin Cobb: Trumpet 
Steve Gosling: Piano 
Louis Hanzlik: Trumpet 
Rebekah Heller: Bassoon 
Mihai Marica: Cello 
Christian McBride: Bass 
Mike Nicolas: Cello 
Michael Powell: Trombone 
Eric Reed: Horn 
John D. Rojak: Bass Trombone 
Josh Rubin: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet 
Kirsten Sollek: Voice 
Tyshawn Sorey: Drums 
Jeff Ziegler: Cello


All music composed,and conducted by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Commedia dell'arte images by Maurice Said from Masques et Bouffons (Comedie Italienne) 1860
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) 


A fabulous and multifaceted suite celebrating the vibrant Italian dramatic form Commedia dell’arte that began in the 16th century and flourishes to this day. The classic archetypical characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouch, Pulcinella and Pierrot are evoked in five compositional miniatures for small chamber ensembles: brass quintet, cello quartet, piano trio, vocal quartet and woodwinds. Premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in early 2016, the music contains some of Zorn’s finest writing and is a delight from first note to last. Over 20 of New York’s greatest musicians are involved in this exciting and varied suite of miniature masterpieces.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8347 

Release Date:  August 2016