this is an alphabetical list of the musicians used (as well as the number of releases they perform on)

 

David Abel - Violin (1)
Itay Abramovitz: Piano (1)
Dave Abramson: Drums, Percussion (1)
Mathieu Amalric: Voice (1)
Laurie Anderson: Opening Narration (1)
Karin Andreasen: First Violin (1)
Anonymous 13: Voice, Viola (1)
Kyle Armbrust: Viola (1)
Leah Arsenault: Flute (1)
Emma Ashbrook: Bassoon (1)
Danuta Augustyn: Second Violin (1)
Eliza Bagg: Voice (1)
Sheryl Baile: Guitar (1)
Aram Bajakian: Guitar (3)
James Baker: Conductor (1)
Cyro Baptista:  Brazilian Percussion, Congas, Percussion, Vocals (18)
Christine Bard: Percussion (1)
Joey Baron - Drums (25)
Steve Beck - Piano (1)
Joseph Becker: Percussion (1)
Alex Bender: Trumpet (1)
Brent Besner: Clarinet (1)
Jaroslaw Bester: Bayan (1)
Lisa Bielawa: Voice (2)
Marco Blaauw: Double-bell Trumpet In C  (1)  
Michael Blair: Percussion, Voice (1)
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Bass, Electric Bass, Gimbri, Oud, Vocals (9)
Zachary Boeding: Oboe (1)
Gary Bohan: Trumpet (1)
Paul Booth: Tenor Sax, Clarinet (1)
Josiah Boothby: French Horn (1)
Sarah Braile: Voice (1)
Rob Burger: Piano, Organ  (4) 
Evan Buttemer: Viola (1) 
Rosanna Butterfield: Cello (1) 
Sim Cain: Drums (1)
Uri Caine: Piano (1)
Rachel Calloway: Voice (1)
Jay Campbell: Cello   (5)
Erik Carlson: Violin (1)
Clark Carruth: Viola (1)
Jennifer Charles - Vocals (2)
Claire Chase: Flute (2)
Jennifer Choi: Violin (8)
Erica Clarke: Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet (1)
Andy Clausen: Trombone (1)  
Martha Cluver: Voice (3)
Kevin Cobb: Trumpet  (2)
Greg Cohen: Bass (22)
Anthony Coleman: Keyboards, Prepared Piano, Celeste Music Box, Piano, Organ, Harpiscord (6)
Shawn Conley: Bass (1)
Allison Cook: Bass (1)
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano, French Narration (4)
Cenovia Cummins: Violin (1)
Andrew Cuneo: Bassoon (1)
Stewart Curtis: Recorder, Piccolo, Clarinet (2)
Michael Dahlberg: Cello (1)
Matt Darriau: Alto Sax, Kaval, Clarinet (1)
Ilana Davidson: Voice (1)
Dennis Russell Davies: Conductor (1)
Nathan Davis: Drums, Percussion (1)
F. Ladrón de Guevara: First Violin (1)
Tor Dietrichson: Bongo, Conga, Clave, Guiro, Tabla, Triangle (1)
Bertrand Delorme: Bass (1)
Glenn Dickson: Clarinet (1)
Rich Doucette: Sarangi (1)
Dave Douglas: Trumpet, Fender Rhodes (11)
Hamid Drake: Drums (1)
Mark Dresser: Bass (1)
Stephen Drury: Piano, Harpsichord, Celeste, Organ (5)
Rui Du: Second Violin (1)
Justyna Duda: First Violin (1)
Aneta Dumanowska: Viola (1)
Maya Dunietz: Voice (1)
Shayna Dunkelman: Percussion (1)
Randall Dunn: Moog Synth, Voice (1)
Trevor Dunn: Bass, Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass  (24)
Oleg Dyyak: Percussion (1)
Alexandra Early: First Violin (1) 
Sam Eastmond: Solo Trumpet (1)
Marty Ehrlich:  Reeds (1)
John Elliott: Tuba (1)
Carol Emanuel: Harp  (11)
Peter Evans: Bb Trumpet  (1) 
Yamataka Eye: Voice, Electronics (1)
Elizabeth Farnum: Voice (1)
Mark Feldman: Violin (10)
Anton Fier: Drums (1)
Abigail (Abby) Fischer: Voice (3)
Tuur Florizoone:  Accordion (1)
Richard Foreman: English Narration (1)
Nikki Franklin: Voice (1)
Moss Freed: Guitar (1)
Erik Friedlander: Cello, Mandolin (12)
Bill Frisell: Guitar, Banjo  (6)
Fred Frith: Guitar, Bass (4)
Wojciech Front: Double Bass (1)
Yoshie Fruchter: Guitar (1)
Tomas Fujiwara: Drums (1)
David Fulmer: Viola, Violin (3)
Amy Galluzzo: Second Violin (1)
Heather Gardner: Voice (1)
Moises Garcia: Trumpet (1)
Mike Garfield: Trumpet  (1) 
John Gattis: Horns   (1)
Sid Gauld: Flugelhorn, Trumpet (2)
Ben Goldberg: Clarinet (1)
Chatran Gonzalez: Percussion (1)
Stephen Gosling: Piano, Celeste, Harpsichord  (8)
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Voice (2) 
Milford Graves: Percussion (1)
Jim Gray: Tuba (1)
Michael Grebil: Oud, Medieval Fiddle, Ceterina d'Amore (1)
Ben Greenslade-Stanton: Trombone (1)
Drew Gress: Bass (1)
Cyril Grimaud: Drums (1)
Kenny Grohowski: Drums (8)
Chris Gross - Cello (1)
Mike Guy: Accordion (1)
Andy Haas:  Didjeridu (1)
Assaf Hakimi: Upright/electric Bass (1)
Crystal Hall: English Horn (1)
Mary Halvorson: Guitar (1)
June Han: Harp (2)
Louis Hanzlik: Trumpet  (2) 
Gilad Harel: Clarinet (1)
Jerome Harris: Electric Bass, Voice (1)
Mick Harris:  Drums, Vocals (1)
Timb Harris: Violin, Trumpet (1)
Sae Hashimoto: Vibes (1)
Miho Hatori: Voice (1)
Beth Anne Hatton - Vocals (1)
Rebekah Heller: Bassoon (1)
Chen-Erh Ho: Viola (1)
Dave Hofstra: Bass, Tuba (2)
George Hogg: Trumpet, Flugelhorn (1)
Matt Hollenberg: Guitar (5)
Hidayat Honari: Tar (1)
Wayne Horvitz: Organ (1)
Jeff Hudgins: Alto Sax (1)
David Hughes: Piano (1)
Julia Hunter: First Violin (1)
Jack Huston: Reading From Blake's Jerusalem (1)
Susie Ibarra: Drums (1)
Shahzad Ismaily: Bass (2)
Koby Isrealite: Drums, Percussion, Accordion, Guitars, Keys, Clarinet, Engineer, Bouzouki, Indian Banjo, Vocals, Flute, Electric Bass, Cajon, Arrangements (2)
Bob James : Tapes, Compact Discs (1)
Dane Johnson: Guitar (1)
Eyvind Kang: Electric Bass, Guitars, Janggu, Kacapi, Kemancheh, Korg Synth, Moog Synth, Oud, Percussion, Piano, Setar, Sitar, Viola, Violin, Voice (2)
Taina Karr: English Horn, Oboe (1)
Oya Kazuki: Percussion (1)
Keepalive: Laptop (1)
Tim Keiper: Drum Set, Percussion, Kamel Ngoni, Vocals (1)
Andy Kemp: Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet (1)
Jessika Kenney: Voice (1)
Jonathan Keren: Viola, Violin (1)
Bridget Kibbey: Harps (1)
Kathryn Kilian: Second Violin (1)
Jai Young Kim: B3 Organ (1)
Pauline Kim: Violin (1)
Garth Knox: Viola D'amore, Viola (1)
Peter Kolkay: Bassoon, Contrabassoon (1)
Anu Komsi: Soprano (1)
David Konopnicki: Guitar (1)
Herine Coetzee Koschak: Cello (1)
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Voice (1)
David Krakauer: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (2)
Mathias Kunzli: Drums, Percussion (1)
Julian Kytasty: Bandura (1)
Alex Lacamoire:  Keyboards (1)
Julian Lage: Guitar (2)
Salit Lahav: Accordion, Flute (1)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Sakari Oramo: Conductor (1)
Noel Langley: Trumpet, Flugelhorn (1)
Andy Laster: Saxophone, Clarinet (1)
Bill Laswell: Bass (5)
Sam Leak: Piano, Keyboards (1)
Juan Manuel Ledezma: Guitar, Requinto, Leona (1)
Okkyung Lee: Cello, Korean Narration (2)
Sylvain Lemêtre: Percussion (1)
Osiris Caballero Leon: Violin, Jarana (1)
Tim Leopold: Trumpet   (1)
Taylor Levine: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar (1)
Arto Lindsay: Voice, Guitar (1)
Anna Lindvall: Trombone (1)
Yuval Lion: Drums (1)
Al Lipowski: Vibes, Bells, Percussion (3)
Te-Chiang Liu: First Violin (1)
Dave Lombardo: Drums (2)
Frank London: Trumpet (2)
Joshua Lopes: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bajo Sexto, Zhong Ruan (1)
Carina Lopez: Bass (1)
Mike Lowenstern: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Eb Clarinet (2)
Brad Lubman: Conductor (4)
Jessica Lurie: Bari Sax, Flute (1)
John Lurie: Voice Of Mike Hammer (1)
Mary Lynch: Oboe (1)
Jon Madof: Guitar (2)
Joseph Maile: First Violin (1)
Eyal Maoz: Guitar (3)
Christian Marclay: Turntables (2)
Mihai Marica: Cello (1)
Brian Marsella: Piano, Harpsichord, Pump Organ, Keyboard, Vocals (3)
Billy Martin: Drums (1)
Lois Martin: Viola (1)
Maria Emilia Martinez: Flute (1)
Zach Mayer: Bari Sax (1)
Ryan McAdams: Conductor (1)
Christian McBride: Bass   (3)
Michael McLaughlin: Piano (1)
John Medeski: Piano, Organ (13)
Chen “Pepe” Meir: Congas, Chekere (1)
Chali Mercado: Drums (1)
Pat Metheny:  Orchestra Bells, Orchestrionic Marimba, Keyboards, Piano, Bass, Tiples, Sitar Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Acoustic And Electric Guitars, Bandoneon, Percussion, Electronics, Flugelhorn (1)
Willow Metheny: Vocals (1)
Matt Monroe: French Horn (1)
Rane Moore: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Eb Clarinet (2)
James Moore - Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin (2)
Rebecca Moore - Vocals (1)
Omri Mor: Piano (1)
Adrian Morejon: Bassoon   (1)
Rolando Morejon: Violin (1)
Ikue Mori: Electronics, Drum Machines, Voice (12)
Derek Mosloff: Viola (1)
Kathryn Mulvehill: Voice (1)
Kurt Muroki: Bass (1)
Gustavo Nandayapa: Drums, Percussion (1)
Moriah Neils: Bass (1)
Sam Nester: Trumpet  (1)
Chris Nickolls: Drums (1)
Mike Nicolas: Cello  (5)
Kevin Norton: Vibraphone, Drums, Orchestral Bells, Tibetan Prayer Bowls (1)
Stephanie Nussbaum: Violin (1)
Tara Helen O'Connor: Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Bass Flute  (6)
Richard O'Neill: Viola (1)
Buzz Osborne: Guitar (1)
Miles Okazaki: Guitar (1)
Chris Otto: Violin   (5)
Yaron Ouzana: Trombone (1)
Hyeonhee Park: Janggu, Kkwaenggwari (1)
Soyeon Park: Geomungo (1)
Zeena Parkins: Harp (1)
Jani Parsons: Piano (1)
Mike Patton: Voice (12)
Joe Pereira: Percussion (1)
Natalia Perez: Cello (1)
Ben Perowsky: Drums (5)
Dave Powell: Tuba (1)
Michael Powell: Trombone (2) 
Bobby Previte: Drums, Percussion, Timpani (2)
Jim Pugh: Trombone (1)
Jim Pugliese:  Percussion, Wind Machines, Water, Bull Roarers, Gravedigging, Fishing Reels, Paper, Bowls Of BBs, Bird Calls (4) 
Robert Quine: Guitar, Voice Of Mike Hammer's Conscience (4)
Raman Ramakishnan: Cello (1)
Reck: Rhythm Guitar (1)
Eric Reed: Horns   (2)
Lou Reed - Guitar Feedback (1)
Mauro Refosco: Percussion (1)
Sofia Rei: Vocals (1)
Marco Renteria: Bass (1)
Mark Ribot: Guitar, Banjo (19)
John Pickford Richards: Viola (1)
Stephanie Richards: Trumpet  (1) 
Gyan Riley: Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo (2)
Tim Riley: Horn (1)
Julia Robert: Viola D'amore, Viola (1)
Roberto Rodriguez: Drums, Percussion (3)
John D. Rojak: Bass Trombone (2)
Marcus Rojas: Tuba (1)
Eric Rosenthal: Drums (1)
Masumi Rostad: Viola (1)
Ned Rothenberg: Shakuhachi, Bass Flute, Clarinet (2)
Joshua Rubin: Clarinet In A, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (4)
Karl Rzasa: Bassoon (1)
Jamie Saft - Organ, Wurlitzer Piano, Piano, Keyboards (13)
Antonio Sanchez: Drums (1)
Andy Sansei: Drums (1)
Homero Santiago: Trombone (1)
Rodrigo Santoyo: Oud (1)
Michael Sarin: Drums (1)
Arthur Sato: Oboe, English Horn  (1) 
Laura Scalzo: Second Violin (1)
Basya Schecter: Voice (1)
Monica Schley: Harp (1)
Jason Schimmel: Guitar (1)
Brandon Seabrook: Electric Guitar (1)
Zahava Seewald: Vocals (1)
Sara Serpa: Voice (2)
David Shea: Turntables, Sampler (1)
Fred Sherry: Cello, Violincello (5)
Luli Shioi: Voice, Japanese Narration (1)
David Shively: Percussion (1)
Benjamin Shwartz: Viola, Piano, Organ, Jaranas (1)
Skerik: Tenor Sax (1)
Jorgos Skolias: Vocal (1)
Ashley Slater: Trombone (1)
David Slusser: Sound Effects (1)
Ches Smith: Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Voice, Congas (3)
Wadada Leo Smith: Trumpet (2)
William Smith: Cello (1)
Tim Smolens: Cello, Upright Bass (1)
Eric Snoza: Bass (1)
Melissa Snoza: Flute (1)
Marlon Sobol: Percussion (1)
Ireneusz Socha: Computer Instruments (1)
Kirsten Sollek: Voice (4)
JungAh Song: Gayageum (1)
Tyshawn Sorey: Drums (6)
Trey Spruance: Baritone Guitar, Electric Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Synth, Autoharp, Piano, Bass (1)
Adam Stacey: Clavinet (1)
Jim Staley: Trombone (2)
Yaron Stavi:  Upright Bass. Guitar, Vocals (2)
Julie Steinberg: Piano (1)
Karen Straw: Trumpet, Flugelhorn (1)
Derek Stults: Percussion (1)
Martha Sullivan: Voice (1)
Meryl Summers: Bassoon (1)
Craig Taborn: Piano (1)
Sawai Taeji: Technician (1)
Satoshi Takeishi: Percussion (1)
Stomu Takeishi: Bass (1)
Greg Tardy: Tenor Saxophone (1)
Yoshidi Tatsuya: All Instruments, Voice (1)
John Telfer: Baritone Sax (1)
Hans Teuber: Clarinets, Flutes, Tenor Sax (1)
Charles Tyler: Cello (1)
Jaroslaw Tyrala: Violin (1)
Agnès Vesterman: Cello (1)
Cuong Vu: Trumpet (1)
Greg Wall: Tenor Sax (1)
Tema Watstein: Second Violin (1)
David Weinstein: Sampling Keyboards, Sampler (1)
Elizabeth Weisser: Viola (1)
Matthew Welch: Conductor  (1)
Mason Wendell: Bass, Vocals (1)
G. Calvin Weston: Drums (1)
Mike Wilkins: Alto Sax, Clarinet (1)
Otto Willberg: Bass (1)
Andrew Williams: Violin (1)
Maria Scherer Wilson: Cello (1)
William Winant: Percussion, Bass Drums (5)
Kenny Wollesen: Vibes, Bells, Drums, Vibraphone, Wollesonics (21)
Chris Wood: Bass (2)
Jennifer Woodrum: Clarinet (1)
Austin Wulliman: Violin (1)
Min Xiao-Fen: Pipa (1)
Vasilis Xenopoulos: Alto Sax, Flute (1)
Jacob Yackshaw: Bass (1)
Wu Shao-Ying: Chinese Narration (1)
Ryan Yuré: Clarinet (1)
Malika Zarra: Voice (2)
Jeff Ziegler: Cello (1)
Heather Zinninger: Flute (1)
Dan Zlotnik: Saxophones, Clarinet (1)
John Zorn:  Alto Sax, Fender Rhodes, Electronics, Breath, Piano, Wind Machines, Acoustic Feedback Systems, Bass Drums, Guitar, Drums, Organ, Glass Harmonica, Wurlitzer, Samples, Metal Pipes, Honey, Wax Paper, Mud, Flower Pots, Mustache Scissors, Dried Leaves, Trowel, 78 Rpm Records, Mason Jar, Power Saw, Rubber Ball, Tissue Paper, Tallow, Bricks, Dirt, Razor, Writing Pad, Pencil, Lightbulb, Machine Parts, Chalkboard, Clothes Pin, Electric Fan, Metal Bucket, Phonograph, Tree Branches, Felt, Fat, Polaroid Land Camera, L-braces, Zippers, Wooden Cane, Hardcover Book, Water, Nail Clippers, Old Dust Jackets, Keys, Rubber Stamps, Blood, Door, Carcass Of A Hare, Clamp Light, Staple Gun, Hair, Newspaper, Hammer, Vacuum Tubes, Heavy Duty Garbage Bags, Towel, $82 In Cash, Paintbrush, Coffee Can, Surgical Tubing, Rusted Metal, Rubber Sole Shoes, Toy Megaphone, Maracas, Strings , Sounds Effects, Bass, Game Calls, Percussion, Voice, Reeds, French Narration, German Narration, Foley Effects,  Clarinet, Theramin, Electric Pianos, Conductor, Composer