godard / spillane (1999)

Track Listing  

1. Godard  18:37
Anthony Coleman - Piano, Organ, Celeste, Harpsichord
Carol Emanuel - Harp 
Bill Frisell - Guitars, Banjo 
Christian Marclay - Turntables
Bobby Previte - Drums, Percussion
David Weinstein - Sampling Keyboards
John Zorn - Reeds, French Narration
Luli Shioi - Voice, Chinese Narration
Wu Shao-Ying - Chinese Narration
Richard Foreman - English Narration

2. Spillane  25:12

Anthony Coleman - Piano, Organ, Celeste, Harpsichord 
Carol Emanuel - Harp  
Bill Frisell - Guitars
David Hofstra - Bass, Tuba
Bob James - Tapes, Compact Discs
Bobby Previte - Drums, Percussion 
Jim Staley - Trombone
David Weinstein - Sampling Keyboards 
John Zorn - Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
John Lurie - Voice Of Mike Hammer
Robert Quine - Voice Of Mike Hammer's Conscience

3. Blues Noel  5:51

Michael Blair - Percussion, Voice
Anthony Coleman - Piano, Organ, Celeste, Harpsichord 
Fred Frith - Guitars, Bass
Ikue Mori - Voice, Drum Machine
David Weinstein - Sampler
John Zorn - Alto Saxophone



Marty Ehrlich: Reeds   
John Zorn: Alto Sax   
Jim Staley: Trombone 
Robert Quine: Guitar 
Anthony Coleman: Piano  
Wayne Horvitz: Organ    
Christian Marclay: Turntables 
David Hofstra: Bass 
Bobby Previte: Percussion 
Reck: Rhythm Guitar 
Carol Emmanuel: Harp 
Ikue Mori: Drum Machines 


All music composed by John Zorn     
Original Sessions and Reissue Produced by John Zorn     
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Godard - Recorded and Mixed August to September 1985 at Radio City Studios, NYC by Don Hunerberg
Spillane - Recorded June and Mixed August 1986 at Radio City Studios, NYC by Don Hunerberg
Blues Noel - Recorded September 1987 at Radio City Studios, NYC by Don Hunerberg
Remastering by Allan Tucker at Foothill Digital, NYC 
Cover Design by Heung-Heung Chin

TZADIK Blurb  

Two of Zorn’s most influential compositions, one long out of print, now sound better than ever in this newly remastered critical edition, complete with detailed notes, session photos, reminiscences and more. A lot has been written about Zorn’s "file card" compositions, of which Godard and Spillane are the first and purest examples. Described as "aural movies," these exciting tributes to the life and work of two of the world’s most original and infamous artists feature many of Zorn’s most important musical colleagues: Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Bobby Previte, Anthony Coleman, Christian Marclay, John Lurie, and Richard Foreman among others. Essential Zorn from the mid ’80s. Also included as a bonus: the rare and delightful Christmas track Blues Nöel.

Series:  Archival Series  

Catalogue Number:  TZ7324 

Release Date:  July 1999