pool (1997)

Track Listing

1. Pool  17:18 
2. Pool  16:18 
3. Pool  17:27 
4. Archery (Test And False Start)  4:09


Bob Ostertag - Electronics (Tracks 1-4) 
Charles K. Noyes - Percussion, Saw, Knéne
John Zorn - Alto, Soprano Saxophones,  Game calls, Bb Clarinet (Tracks 5-17) 
Mark E. Miller - Percussion, Contact Microphones, Vibraphone
Polly Bradfield - Violin
Lesli Dalaba - Prompter


All music composed by John Zorn 
Originally recorded on March 1st, 1980 at Sorcerer Studios by Alan Fierstein 

This second release from the acclaimed box set The Parachute Years features some of the strangest music ever put to tape. Containing the essential seed that was to grow into Zorn’s legendary gamepiece Cobra, the extended composition Pool was a major step in Zorn’s compositional development. Featuring electronics wizard Bob Ostertag, percussion madmen Mark E. Miller and Charles K. Noyes (The Toy Killers), the legendary master of noise violin Polly Bradfield and of course the composer himself on sax, clarinets and duck calls, this is one of Zorn’s most rigorous and enigmatic game composition. Included as a bonus track is the original test and false start of Archery.

Series:  Archival SeriesGame Pieces 

Catalogue Number:  TZ73163 

Release Date:  1997 (Tzadik) 

Previous Releases

 John Zorn - Pool , 1980 (Parachute P00 11/12) 
 Parachute Years, 1997 (Tzadik 7316-7)