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John Zorn – Cobra: Live at the Knitting Factory (1992)

John Zorn – Cobra: Live at the Knitting Factory (1992)

John Zorn’s Cobra: Live at the Knitting Factory is a performance of John Zorn’s improvisational game piece, Cobra, performed at The Knitting Factory in 1992. The album resembles the missing link between John Zorn’s work with Masada and Naked City. It also had a major impact on the electronic scene of New York.

Some info about the various great pieces;

Note: Some of these details may be screwed up! …. We got a nice comment
from Fred lonberg-Holm who said…

“No… I did not play the harp on this. The original credits were a little screwed up (nothing out of the norm for the Knit at that time). :)”

Cobra 1: Hemachatus Hemachatus – African, spits venom, has keeled scales and bears up to 60 live young.

Cobra 2: Naja Naja Atra – Asian, has a “complete mask” (i.e., a black and white scale pattern that completely covers the back of its neck), its venom played a role in the development of immunology and serum therapy for snake bite.

Cobra 3: Many-Banded Krait – Asain, Kraits bite almost only at night. The Many-Banded Krait has closely-set black and white rings: it does not roll into an ellipse like the more common Banded Krait, but into a rounded knot.

Cobra 4: Taipan – Most poisonous Australian snake. The venom not only paralyzes the central nervous system, but it also destroys red corpuscles.

Cobra 5: D. Polylepis – Largest venemous snake in Africa, characterized by lightning quick, elegant movements in branches and the vigor of its reactions. When excited, lifts its head and neck and opens its mouth threateningly.

Cobra 6: Lampropeltis Doliata Syspila – Brilliantly-colored American snake. A “false” coral snake, it uses mertensian mimicry for protection.

Cobra 7: Boomslang – Australian, a colubrid that lives in trees, it uses its rear fangs to inject hematoxic venom into its prey. This species has killed at least one noted herpetologist.

Cobra 8: Maticora Intenstinalis – Southeast Asian snake. Has a coral-red tail underside, which it displayes when excited. Its venom appears to be less potent than other cobra species.

Cobra 9: Acanthopis Antareticus – Australian, the death adder. When excited, inflates itself into a sausage shape. Its bite leaves practically no mark. Chiefly active at dusk.

Cobra 10: Hydrophiidae – Have glands in the head used for eliminating excess salt. Its external nasal openings are on top of the head and can be closed by a valve.

Cobra 11: Ngu Sam Liem – Southeast Asian cobra. Lacquer-black with shiny yellow bands on a strangely ridged back, the “triangle snake” eats almost nothing but other snakes.

Cobra 12: Ophiophagus Hannah – The largest poisonous cobra in the world, it is the only cobra that can move forward while in the threat position.

Cobra 13: Boulengerina – These cobras almost always live in shallow water and feed on nothing but fishes.

Cobra 14: Laticanda Laticanda – Widely distributed snake. It moves quickly and skillfully on land, but us often encountered sunning itself near the beach.


Tracklisting

1 Hemachatus Hemachatus (2:11)
2 Naja Naja Atra (3:40)
3 Many-Banded Krait (10:58)
4 Taipan (1:30)
5 D. Polylepis (3:20)
6 Lampropeltis Doliata Syspila (1:30)
7 Boomslang (11:07)
8 Maticora Intenstinalis (6:13)
9 Acanthopis Antareticus (4:00)
10 Hydrophiidae (5:42)
11 Ngu Sam Liem (0:53)
12 Ophiophagus Hannah (1:25)
13 Boulengerina (5:23)
14 Laticanda Laticanda (2:58)


Personnel:

Accordion – Andrea Parkins (tracks: 13)
Alto Vocals – Juliet Palmer (tracks: 4, 5) , KJ Grant (tracks: 11, 12)
Baritone Vocals – Chris Nelson (7) (tracks: 4, 5) , Eric Qin (tracks: 4, 5) , Rick Porterfield (tracks: 4, 5)
Bass – Joe Gallant (tracks: 10) , KJ Grant (tracks: 9, 11, 12) , Sebastian Steinberg (tracks: 13) , Steve Waxman (tracks: 8)
Bass Vocals – Wilbur Pauley (tracks: 4, 5)
Bassoon – Leslie Ross (tracks: 8, 11, 12)
Bongos – Bob Lipman (tracks: 8)
Cello – Fred Lomberg-Holm (tracks: 11, 12) , Michelle Kinney (tracks: 2, 13) , Thomas Ulrich (tracks: 10)
Clarinet – David Cast Castiglione* (tracks: 10, 14) , David Krakauer (tracks: 13) , Doug Wieselman (tracks: 1) , Tim Smith (10) (tracks: 7)
Cornet – Evan Gallagher (tracks: 8) , Fred Lonberg-Holm* (tracks: 8)
Double Bass – Brad Jones (tracks: 3) , Chris Wood (3) (tracks: 7, 9) , Ed Broms (tracks: 7) , Joe Gallant (tracks: 6)
Drums – Ben Perowsky (tracks: 14) , Christine Bard (tracks: 1, 3, 7) , E.J. Rodriguez (tracks: 3) , Hollis Headrick (tracks: 10) , James Lo (tracks: 11, 12) , Jim Pugliese (tracks: 1, 9) , Louis Belogenis (tracks: 6) , Michael Evans (2) (tracks: 9)
Electronics – Fred Lonberg-Holm* (tracks: 8) , Michelle Kinney (tracks: 2) , Tim Spelios (tracks: 2)
Engineer – James McLean
Executive Producer – Michael Dorf
Flute – Paul Shapiro (tracks: 14) , Walter Thompson (tracks: 10)
Guitar – Adam Rogers (2) (tracks: 14) , Bob Lipman (tracks: 8) , Craig Flanagin (tracks: 9) , David Tronzo (tracks: 14) , David Watson (2) (tracks: 8, 11, 12) , John King (6) (tracks: 9) , Judy Dunaway (tracks: 8) , Kiku Wada (tracks: 8) , Marc Ribot (tracks: 3, 7) , Rolf Sturm (tracks: 10) , Vito Ricci (tracks: 6)
Harp – Fred Lonberg-Holm* (tracks: 6) , Zeena Parkins (tracks: 3, 7)
Keyboards – Evan Gallagher (tracks: 1, 8, 10)
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Judy Dunaway (tracks: 4, 5) , Nina Mankin (tracks: 4, 5)
Percussion – Billy Martin (tracks: 14) , Bob Lipman (tracks: 8) , Danny Sedownik (tracks: 14) , E.J. Rodriguez (tracks: 14) , Frank London (tracks: 13) , Jane Tomkiewicz (tracks: 13) , Jim Pugliese (tracks: 7) , Michael Evans (2) (tracks: 10) , Steve Waxman (tracks: 8)
Producer – Anthony Coleman , Norman Yamada
Sampler – Anthony Coleman (tracks: 1 to 3, 7, 9) , David Shea (tracks: 1, 2, 9) , David Weinstein (tracks: 2) , Dawn Buckholz (tracks: 6) , Evan Gallagher (tracks: 2) , Jim Pugliese (tracks: 2) , Lee Hyla (tracks: 7) , Mark Degliantoni (tracks: 1 to 3, 9) , Steven Bernstein (tracks: 6)
Saxophone – Alan Chase (tracks: 10) , Blaise Siwula (tracks: 8) , David Cast Castiglione* (tracks: 10, 14) , Jay Rodrigues* (tracks: 3) , John Zorn (tracks: 9) , Margaret Lancaster (tracks: 6) , Paul Hoskin (tracks: 11, 12) , Paul Shapiro (tracks: 14) , Roy Nathanson (tracks: 1, 3, 7, 9) , Walter Thompson (tracks: 6, 10)
Soprano Vocals – Cassie Hoffman (tracks: 4, 5) , Gisburg (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 7) , Tamela Glenn (tracks: 7)
Strings – Greg Anderson (tracks: 13)
Synthesizer – Dan Rosengard (tracks: 14) , Matthew Ostrowski (tracks: 11, 12) , Myra Melford (tracks: 3) , Nick Balaban (tracks: 11, 12) , Randy Hutton (tracks: 6)
Tape – Fred Lonberg-Holm* (tracks: 8)
Tenor Vocals – Jeff Buckley (tracks: 4, 5) , M. Doughty (tracks: 4, 5) , Mark Ettinger (tracks: 4, 5)
Trombone – Curtis Fowlkes (tracks: 1, 3) , Evan Gallagher (tracks: 6) , Steve Swell (tracks: 10)
Trumpet – Blaise Siwula (tracks: 8) , David Watson (2) (tracks: 8) , Frank London (tracks: 13) , Steve Waxman (tracks: 8) , Steven Bernstein (tracks: 10, 13, 14)
Tuba – Marcus Rojas (tracks: 1, 13)
Vibraphone – Bill Ware (tracks: 3)
Violin – Alicia Svigals (tracks: 13) , April Chung (tracks: 11, 12) , Paul Morrissett (tracks: 13)
Vocals – Kevin Sharp (tracks: 4, 5)
Voice – Donna Jewel (tracks: 11, 12) , Makigami Koichi (tracks: 11, 12) , Sharon Topper (tracks: 9)
Whistling – Gisburg (tracks: 7)

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July 25, 2008 Posted by | John Zorn, Music_Electronica, Music_Experimental, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | 2 Comments

The Stone : Issue Three (April 2008) – Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn

The Stone : Issue Three (April 2008)
– Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn
A special concert to benefit The Stone by three legends of the New York Underground!

Indisputably one of the greatest and most influential musicians in Rock History, Lou Reed has been exploding and exploring new sounds since the mid sixties.

Always with a connection to the avant-garde, Lou here teams up with maverick composer/performer John Zorn for a series of improvisations and sound compositions that will surprise and startle even their hardcore fans.

With a special appearance by Laurie Anderson, aka Mrs Lou Reed, one of the most original voices of this or any other century, this is one of the most unusual and legendary meetings in the New Music scene.

Read more here;

Tracklisting

1 Part 1 (22:40)
2 Part 2 (13:04)
3 Part 3 (12:37)

Here be Lou and the missus and Zorny

May 21, 2008 Posted by | John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Music_Alternative, Music_Experimental, _MUSIC | Leave a comment