xu feng (2000)

Track Listing 

1. The Valiant Ones  10:13
2. The Fate Of Lee Khan  8:57 
3. Legend Of The Mountain  4:01
4. The Assassins  2:32
5. Dragon Gate Inn  5:26 
6. The Beauty Of Yang Hui-Chen  10:43 
7. Trouble At Spring Inn  6:25 
8. Hidden Fortress  7:50 
9. Hsia Nü  7:34 
10. Raining In The Mountains  5:32 
11. A Touch Of Zen  4:11


Chris Brown: Electronic
Fred Frith: Guitars
Dave Lombardo: Drums, Percussion
John Schott: Guitars
David Slusser: Electronics
William Winant: Drums, Percussion Guitars


Prompter -  John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer:  Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded at Different Fur, SF, 5/28/00
Engineer - Adam Muńoz
Mastering by Allan Tucker at Foothill Digital, NYC 
Design by Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) 

TZADIK Blurb  

This exciting release initiates a new series of CDs documenting the best of John Zorn’s infamous game pieces. Composed largely between 1977 and 1989, these pieces harness improvisers in complex compositional formats, combining the unpredictable edge of improvisation with the structural integrity of written composition. Xu Feng was composed immediately after Zorn’s most well-known game piece Cobra and is the most dynamic and fast-paced of them all. Intense and violent, and featuring an extraordinary band of Tzadik all-stars, Xu Feng captures the exciting Kung-fu action of the Chinese Martial Arts actress for which the piece is named.

SeriesArchival Series, Game Pieces

Catalogue NumberTZ7329 

Release Date:  September 2000