Header

THE ART OF MEMORY (JOHN ZORN / FRED FRITH)

John Zorn

RIO/Avant-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

John Zorn The Art Of Memory (John Zorn / Fred Frith) album cover
3.75 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy JOHN ZORN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Combiner (4:46)
2. The Ladder (5:25)
3. The Chain (4:55)
4. The Field (7:58)
5. The Table (8:44)
6. The Interpreter (5:07)
7. The Tree (4:20)
8. The Fountain And The Mirror (4:26)

Total Time: 45:52

Lyrics

Search JOHN ZORN The Art Of Memory (John Zorn / Fred Frith) lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search JOHN ZORN The Art Of Memory (John Zorn / Fred Frith) tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- John Zorn / alto sax
- Fred Frith / guitar

Releases information

CD Incus (CD 20), 1995

Thanks to Joren for the addition
Edit this entry

JOHN ZORN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy JOHN ZORN The Art Of Memory (John Zorn / Fred Frith) Music


Testament of SolomonTestament of Solomon
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$9.30
$15.73 (used)
Valentines DayValentines Day
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$16.98
On Leaves of GrassOn Leaves of Grass
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$9.30
$17.62 (used)
In The Hall of MirrorsIn The Hall of Mirrors
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$9.28
$15.73 (used)
Zorn: Fragmentations Prayers & InterZorn: Fragmentations Prayers & Inter
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$10.75
$14.00 (used)
Vision in BlakelightVision in Blakelight
Tzadik 2012
Audio CD$11.06
$19.63 (used)
DreamachinesDreamachines
Tzadik 2013
Audio CD$9.19
$14.24 (used)
Myth And MythopoeiaMyth And Mythopoeia
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$11.11
$18.03 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Classic Guide to Strategy - John Zorn New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $19.51 Buy It Now 1h 34m
Filmworks 20: Sholem Aleichem - John Zorn New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $19.51 Buy It Now 1h 34m
Femina - John Zorn New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $22.10 Buy It Now 1h 34m
I Believe * Daniel Zamir CD 2008 Tzadik Records John Zorn US $12.95 Buy It Now 6h 2m
John Zorn/George Lewis/Bill Frisell: More News For Lulu (CD 1992) Switzerland US $28.00 Buy It Now 7h 26m
MAKIGAMI KOICHI "John Zorn´s Cobra - Tokyo Operations ´94", SEALED CD, US $26.90 [0 bids]
7h 31m
MASADA "1 - Alef" , MINT CD, John Zorn, jazz .. US $22.00 [0 bids]
7h 33m
MASADA "4 - Dalet", SEALED CD, John Zorn, jazz ... US $18.00 [0 bids]
7h 33m
MASADA "5 - Hei", SEALED CD, John Zorn, jazz ... US $22.00 [0 bids]
7h 33m
MASADA "6 - Vav", SEALED CD, John Zorn, jazz ... US $22.00 [0 bids]
7h 33m
MASADA "7 - Zayin", SEALED CD, John Zorn, jazz ... US $22.00 [0 bids]
7h 33m
MASADA "8 - Het", SEALED CD, John Zorn, jazz ... US $22.00 [0 bids]
7h 33m
MASADA "9 - Tet", SEALED CD, John Zorn, jazz ... US $22.00 [0 bids]
7h 34m
JOHN ZORN - MUSIC AND ITS DOUBLE-CD US $3.50 [10 bids]
9h 33m
JOHN ZORN - THE HERMETIC ORGAN - ST PAUL'S CHAPEL NYC-CD US $2.47 [6 bids]
10h 17m
David Moss Full House Fred Frith John Zorn Bill Laswell Arto Lindsay 1988 LP NM US $20.33 Buy It Now 10h 31m
John Zorn - New Traditions In East Asian B [CD New] US $13.28 Buy It Now 10h 31m
John Zorn - Masada-Live In Sevilla 2000 [CD New] US $13.31 Buy It Now 10h 31m
JOHN ZORN-LOCUS SOLUS-Peter Blegvad-Whiz Kid-Arto Lindsay-rare 1st pressing 2xLP US $83.98 [0 bids]
US $109.98 Buy It Now
11h 2m
John Zorn : The Big Gundown CD (1990) US $6.52 Buy It Now 12h 34m
John Zorn - Lucifer Book of Angels Volume 10 CD US $8.45 Buy It Now 20h 8m
Locus Solus by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Sep-1995, Tzadik Records) US $10.25 Buy It Now 22h 39m
JOHN ZORN, TOM JOHNSON, JOHANSSON & OTHERS Enfants Terribles CD HAT HUT HATNOW US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Bob Ostertag CD Solo Volume One Like a Melody No Bitterness Fred Frith John Zorn US $13.24 [0 bids]
1 day
Nosferatu - John Zorn New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $22.10 Buy It Now 1 day
Templars-In Sacred Blood - John Zorn New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $21.72 Buy It Now 1 day
John Zorn - Adramelech: Book Of Angels 22 [CD New] US $14.38 Buy It Now 1 day
John Zorn - From Leaves Of Grass [CD New] US $14.38 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN import ONNYK In a Trice CD Bishop Records FRED FRITH John Zorn NEW! w/OBI US $19.98 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - LOCUS SOLUS NEW CD US $21.97 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN Film Works 1986-1990 - 32 track 1992 CD - Elektra Nonesuch US $11.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Jim O'Rourke: Terminal Pharmacy (Tzadik CD) (Sonic Youth, John Zorn) US $9.95 [0 bids]
1 day
JOHN ZORN - BAR KOKHBA NEW CD US $30.76 Buy It Now 1 day
BILL FRISELL/CAROL E - JOHN ZORN: THE MYSTERIES - NEW CD US $10.18 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN-SPILLANE-Kronos Quartet-Albert Collins-rare original Nonsuch vinyl LP! US $25.98 [0 bids]
US $33.98 Buy It Now
1 day
John Zorn - Filmworks Xv [CD New] US $13.19 Buy It Now 1 day
Wadada Leo Smith/George Lewis/John Zorn - Sonic Rivers CD New US $26.57 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN Film Works 1986-1990 JAPAN CD issue US $21.25 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - ASTRONOME - NEW CD US $13.63 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - THE CIRCLE MAKER - NEW CD BOXSET US $15.80 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn - Vol. 9-Masada [CD New] US $44.79 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn - Gift [CD New] US $13.19 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn - Six Litanies For Heliogabalus [CD New] US $13.17 Buy It Now 2 days
Dictée / Liber Novus by John Zorn (CD, Apr-2010, Tza... US $10.24 Buy It Now 2 days
Dictée / Liber Novus [Digipak] by John Zorn (CD, May... US $10.24 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn - The Gift, Music Romance Vol II CD slipcase 2001 Tzadik US $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
YAKUZA AMOUNT TO NOTHING sealed rare cd BLOODIEST JOHN ZORN CORRECTIONS HOUSE US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
JOHN ZORN Die-Cut Cover Vinyl LP Intergalactic Maidenballet (1990) US $79.99 Buy It Now 2 days
2011 John Zorn A Dreamers Christmas Limited Edition PICTURE DISC LP NEW SEALED US $48.50 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - GIFT NEW CD US $21.97 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN / MASADA STRING TRIO / BAR KOKHBA SEXTET - CIRCLE MAKER NEW CD US $30.76 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN / FRED FRITH - LATE WORKS NEW CD US $21.97 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN / EMANUEL / JAFFEE / FRIEDLANDER - REDBIRD NEW CD US $21.97 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - SIX LITANIES FOR HELIOGABALUS NEW CD US $21.97 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - SATYROS PLAY / CEREBRUS NEW CD US $25.04 Buy It Now 2 days
GOD possession PROMO CASSETTE original 1992 john zorn godflesh justin broadrick US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
John Zorn: Elegy by Barbara Chaffe (CD IMPORT RARE NMT US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn*George Lewis*Derek Bailey YANKEES Rare oop CD US $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - NOVA EXPRESS [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $10.22 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN The Dreamers The Gentle Side TZADIK Sealed 180 Gram Picture Disc LP US $48.00 Buy It Now 2 days
USA Concerts East by Andrea Centazzo (CD Ictus) Import Free Jazz RARE John Zorn US $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn: Shir Hashirim by The Sapphites (CD, Nov-2013, Tzadik Records) US $14.05 Buy It Now 2 days
Milford Graves and John Zorn: 50th Birthday CD SEALED US $15.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN Filmworks II Music For an Untitled CD 1996 NW US $12.49 Buy It Now 2 days
John zorn cobra cd live knitting factory 1990 US $49.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Rare John Zorn masada 1994 live NYC knitting factory CD US $49.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - SIX LITANIES FOR HELIOGABALUS - NEW CD US $10.19 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - THE GIFT [JOHN ZORN] [CD] [1 DISC] - NEW CD US $10.21 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN/FRED FRITH - LATE WORKS - NEW CD US $9.94 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - IN THE HALL OF MIRRORS - TZA8317 US $23.01 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN ZORN - MYTH AND MYTHOPOEIA - TZA8318 US $23.44 Buy It Now 3 days
MILFORD GRAVES - MILFORD GRAVES AND JOHN ZORN: 50TH BIRTHDAY - NEW CD US $10.22 Buy It Now 3 days
Meltable Snaps it-Points Blank by LYTLE/CARTWRIGHT/MOSS (CD 1993) feat John Zorn US $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN ZORN - MASADA 9 NEW CD US $50.68 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN ZORN - YANKEES - LP record US $28.87 Buy It Now 3 days
John Zorn - Naked City Elektra Nonesuch LP US $34.00 [5 bids]
3 days
JOHN ZORN - DREAMACHINES NEW CD US $21.97 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN ZORN-SPILLANE-JAPAN ONLY SHM-CD ttt US $38.99 Buy It Now 3 days
John Zorn - Im Weisheitsschacht Nie [CD New] US $15.87 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN ZORN - HOCKEY - NEW CD US $11.64 Buy It Now 3 days
Jim Staley - Mumbo Jumbo Rift 1986 Avant Garde John Zorn Fred Frith Ikue Mori US $38.00 [0 bids]
US $50.00 Buy It Now
3 days
FRICTION REPLICANT WALK LP *RARE* John Zorn AUDIOPHILE Japanese Avant Punk US $134.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Adramelech: The Book of Angels, Vol. 22 [Digipak] * by John Zorn... US $11.42 Buy It Now 3 days
From Leaves of Grass by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Jul-2014, Tzadik Records) US $11.44 Buy It Now 3 days
John Zorn: The Mysteries by Bill Frisell/Carol Emanuel/Kenny Wollesen (CD,... US $10.20 Buy It Now 3 days
Masada-1-Alef- by John Zorn 1994 Jasrac/Japan CD-DIW-888 US $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
US import JOHN ZORN FRED FRITH Late Works CD TZADIK 2010 NEW Sealed US $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN ZORN - FILMWORKS XXV: CITY OF SLAUGHTER NEW CD US $21.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Godard ca vous chante? - John Zorn, Amati Ensemble US $26.99 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN ZORN-SPY VS SPY-JAPAN ONLY SHM-CD ttt US $38.99 Buy It Now 3 days
FRED FRITH The Technology Of Tears 2 LP Orig '88 SST 172 Henry Cow john zorn oop US $39.00 Buy It Now 3 days
New Traditions in East Asian Bar Bands - John Zorn - Tzadik - CD US $3.00 [3 bids]
3 days
Boredoms Soul Discharge 1989 Japanese Punk Noise Shimmy Disc john zorn rare LP! US $99.00 Buy It Now 3 days
NAKED CITY & JOHN ZORN - BLACK BOX NEW CD US $25.04 Buy It Now 3 days
John Zorn: Duras - Duchamp (CD) Tzadik US $14.95 [0 bids]
US $19.95 Buy It Now
3 days
JOHN ZORN - FILMWORKS XXIII: EL GENERAL - SOUNDTRACK NEW CD US $21.97 Buy It Now 3 days
PAT METHENY Tap John Zorn's Book Of Angels JAPAN MADE CD NEW WPCR-15065 US $38.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Manhattan Cascade by GUY KLUCESVEK (CD, 1995) feat. JOHN ZORN, ANTHONY COLEMAN US $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
PAT METHENY - TAP: JOHN ZORN'S BOOK OF ANGELS, VOL. 20 [DIGIPAK] * - NEW CD US $10.14 Buy It Now 4 days
John Zorn, George Lewis, Yankees by Derek Bailey (CD, Mar-1998, Charly Records) US $8.00 [0 bids]
US $10.40 Buy It Now
4 days

More places to buy JOHN ZORN music online Buy JOHN ZORN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for JOHN ZORN DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

JOHN ZORN The Art Of Memory (John Zorn / Fred Frith) ratings distribution


3.75
(5 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
20%
Good, but non-essential (40%)
40%
Collectors/fans only (40%)
40%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

JOHN ZORN The Art Of Memory (John Zorn / Fred Frith) reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Certif1ed
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars I can only speak for myself here, of course, but there is a limit to the amount of music in this type of vein that I can listen to. It's not that I'm narrow-minded - at least, I don't think I am - I can appreciate the music for what it is, and hear things that I think it is trying to achieve.

One thing the music on this album is emphatically not trying to achieve is any kind of opposition to what the record company wants. There are many bands producing music like this (or rather, not like THIS, but attempts to create something like this) and people have been composing - or rather - creating music like this for the best part of a century now. People buy it, so record companies encourage a limited number of people to produce it.

The other thing this music is not trying to be is Prog Rock. The Rock is almost entirely absent - although it does surface in fragmented forms every so often, making it more accessible than, say, much Henry Cow.

The Prog is not in evidence either - and progression does not seem to be the point here. What is the point, as far as I can see, is a kind of artistic expression, and, since it's almost entirely improv, a series of snapshots rather than some kind of finished work. There would appear to be no artistic statement, unless you take the sheer quality of the work to be a statement of "See, you can make a load of noise and have it sound good".

Rather than pontificate about what it's trying to do, it's more interesting to listen to what it does do - and that is to bring about genuine improvised conversations between experienced improvisers that are markedly individual in character and surprisingly accessible. What those characters are is anybody's guess, of course... one could take the musician's words, or make one's own mind up... my favourite approach ;o)

While it is possibe to analyse each piece on a track-by-track basis, we are not talking about anything that resembles standard rock songs here in terms of any of the elements of music; One could write at great length about each piece and still end up not saying very much.

So instead, approach this album from a completely non-analytical frame of mind, and the intentions will seem apparent - if not crystal clear, and the music will be engaging and entertaining - indeed, humourous to some.

Try to make sense of it all and be prepared to either break the pause and rewind buttons on your CD player, or to scoop up your brains as they slowly trickle out of your ears...

Zorn and Frith are refreshingly different here from the hordes of wannabe improvisers out there who put together meandering and noodly jams under the pretext of "free-form", and play any old thing lazily out of key whilst pretending that it's atonality; This is well improvised music freed of many of the academic notions of what music is - but you really need to "feel" it.

It ain't Prog Rock, and you may only listen to it once or twice, but if you want something that's challenging and not just a load of noise that someone has told you is "hard to get into" or "inaccessible", then buy this.

Much of it IS hard to get into, and much of it SEEMS inaccessible to ears used to listening in a particular way (ie, verse, chorus, guitar solo, nice beat, etc.) - but it surely is NOTjust a load of noise. Even the kisses and farts.

No - Really ;o)

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Certif1ed (BETA) | Report this review (#65445) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2006

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of JOHN ZORN "The Art Of Memory (John Zorn / Fred Frith)"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.89 seconds