incerto (2022)

Track Listing

1. The Future of an Illusion  5:23 
2. Nausea  5:37 
3. Totem and Taboo  7:53 
4. The Black Swan  4:18 
5. Im Rosigten Licht  5:38 
6. Cascades  6:06 
7. Eros and Ananke  2:22 
8. Sisyphus  4:24 
9. Ens Causa Sui  6:19 
10. Nemesis  3:57
11. Thanatos  4:40


Julian Lage - Guitar
Brian Marsella - Piano 

Jorge Roedor - Bass 
Ches Smith - Drums, Tanbou 


All music composed and arranged by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and Mixed by Marc Urselli June 13-15, 2022 at EastSide Sound, NYC 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Collages by John Zorn
Obi/Disc Painting Atlas and the Hesperides by John Singer Sargent
Design by Heung Heung Chin 
Portraits: Jean-Paul Sartre, Sigmund Freud, Werner Heisenberg


Incerto is the birth of an exciting new modern jazz ensemble featuring the remarkable trio from Suite for Piano (Brian Marsella, Jorge Roeder, Ches Smith) joined by the brilliant guitarist Julian Lage. A quartet capable of anything, this is the perfect group to realize Zorn’s quirky compositional twists and turns. The music is wildly varied—maddeningly complex, powerfully driving, heartbreakingly beautiful—and embraces complex meter changes, atonal melodies, unusual harmonies, and bizarre structural complexity. Inspired by Freud, Sartre, and the Uncertainty Principle, the music explores possibilities, probabilities, inevitabilities, and impossibilities.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8392

Release Date:  October 21, 2022

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