hmm, I've been disappointed by recent Tzadik albums I've tried. Anything written by or featuring Zorn in the last 15 years seems to be an aimless mess.
I like these from after 2000:
Kayo Dot, Choirs of the Eye, 2003Wadada Leo Smith, Lake Biwa, 2004the Scott Johnson reissue, John SomebodyAyelet Rose Gottlieb, Mayim Rabim, 2006
― Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:18 (four months ago) Permalink
I don't have any interest in the no-wave improvisational klezmer punk side of the label, but I have dipped into their New Music offerings. IIRC, I liked:
Maryanne Amacher - Sound Characters, Sound Characters vol. 2Alvin Curran - Animal Behavior, Theme Park, Lost Marbles, Shofar RagsArnold Dreyblatt - Animal Magnetism, Who's Who In Central & East Europe 1933Annie Gosfield - Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires, Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites, Almost Truths And Open DeceptionsLukas Ligeti - Mystery System, Afrikan MachineryLois Vierk - River Beneath the RiverThe Cracow Klezmer Band - Balan: Book of Angels Vol.5, Remembrance
The latter group could be described as Penderecki does klezmer, and may get me into the genre yet.
― tactical piñata (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:50 (four months ago) Permalink
last month I got every single Haydn Symphony from here for like $6.99 ...
― sansa riff (sarahell), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 06:24 (four months ago) Permalink
The Morton Feldman Patterns in a Chromatic Field on tzadik is fantastic.
Also, emusic has reverted to certain albums which are one long track being priced super cheap. I just got two Feldman chamber music albums on Bridge Records for like a buck each.
― harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:39 (four months ago) Permalink