The Fourth Way (2023)

Track Listing

1. Meetings With Remarkable Men  22:57
2. Journey To The Inaccessible  3:37
3. Into The Abyss  4:45
4. The Book Of Pleasure  4:36
5. Sacred Steps  2:24
6. Matins  3:06


Brian Marsella: Piano 
Ches Smith: Drums  
Jorge Roeder: Bass 


All music composed and arranged by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and mixed December 15-17, 2022 by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Design by (Chippy) Heung Heung Chin 


Zorn’s latest book of music for piano trio is inspired by the writings and thought of the elusive, mystical figure Georges Gurdjieff. The music is expansive, ranging from heartfelt lyricism to textural madness and is brilliantly performed by a tight trio of musical masters—treasured members of Zorn’s innermost circle. Brian Marsella, Jorge Roeder, and Ches Smith form a fiery, soulful unit capable of jumping from a whisper to a scream at the drop of a hat. Following up on their acclaimed debut “Suite for Piano”, they continue their exploration of Zorn’s challenging compositions in this stunning collection of music that transports you to a beautiful new world of spirituality and emotional depth.

Series:  Archival Series 

By Catalogue Number:  TZ8397 

Release Date: March 31, 2023