the classic guide to strategy volume 4

Track Listing


The Wind Book 1  11:46 
The Wind Book 2  14:40 
The Wind Book 3  4:47 
The Wind Book 4  7:10 
The Wind Book 5  7:11


John Zorn: Saxophone


All tracks are live real-time improvisations by John Zorn
Recorded live on April 3, 2012 in Studio 2 at EMPAC - The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at         Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY
Audio Engineer - Stephen McLaughlin
Mastered By Scott Hill
Tip-On/Card Photos and Calligraphy "Kaze" (wind) by John Zorn
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin)


After over 40 years there is still no one who plays the sax quite like John Zorn. Using the instrument as sound maker, he commands a saxophone language of unmatched versatility. Collected under the enigmatic title of “The Classic Guide to Strategy,” five volumes were planned—“Volume 1” (1983), “Volume 2’ (1986), “Volume 3’ (2003) and now the penultimate “Volume 4” is finally made available on Tzadik. Filled with wit, drama, playfulness and intensity, the composer’s legendary virtuosity and powerful improvisational logic is on full display in this astonishing release recorded at EMPAC in early 2013. You have to hear it to believe it!

Series:  Archival Series, Solo Series

Catalogue Number:  TZ8349

Release Date:  October 2016