suite for piano (2022)

Track Listing

1. Praeludium  5:56 
2. Allemande  3:11 
3. Sarabande  3:53 
4. Scherzo  3:07 
5. Menuet  3:46 
6. Passacaglia  6:43 
7. Gigue  5:32 
8. Intermezzo  3:58 
9. Air  4:43 


Brian Marsella - Piano
Jorge Roedor - Bass
Ches Smith - Drums 


All music composed and arranged by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and Mixed February 17-18, 2022 by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Portrait of John Zorn by Kiki Smith
Design - Chippy (Heung Heung Chin) 
Special Thanks to Kiki Smith
Inspiration: Bach, Scriabin, Ives, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Satie, Debussy, Ligeti, Bill Evans


Inspired in part by the Goldberg Variations and Schoenberg’s solo piano music, “Suite For Piano” is Zorn’s very personal take on some of the oldest traditional classical forms. It is performed here by one of the most dedicated, virtuosic, and passionate interpreters in the Zorn universe, Brian Marsella, whose educational experience (too “jazz” for the classical world and too “classical” for the jazz world) makes him the perfect interpreter of Zorn’s cross-pollinating musical poetics. Accompanied by the telepathic rhythm section of Jorge Roeder and Ches Smith (Heaven and Earth Magick) this is a beautiful and soulful program of music for the classic instrumentation of piano, bass, and drums.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8389

Release Date:  July 22, 2022