Header

CHIMERAS

John Zorn

RIO/Avant-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

John Zorn Chimeras album cover
3.02 | 7 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy JOHN ZORN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. One (0:55)
2. Two (2:42)
3. Three (2:54)
4. Four (2:05)
5. Five (1:45)
6. Six (2:08)
7. Seven (4:38)
8. Eight (3:19)
9. Nine (2:45)
10. Ten (2:53)
11. Interlude (1:24)
12. Eleven (3:18)
13. Twelve (2:50)

Total Time 33:36

Lyrics

Search JOHN ZORN Chimeras lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search JOHN ZORN Chimeras tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Ilana Davidson / voice
- Tara O'Connor / piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute
- Mike Lowenstern / clarinet, bass clarinet
- Stephen Drury / piano, organ, celesta
- Fred Sherry / cello
- Jennifer Choi / violin
- William Winant / percussion
- Elizabeth Farnum / voice (movements ten and eleven)
- Brad Lubman / conductor

Releases information

Tzadik # 7085

Thanks to silentman 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 Chimeras Music


MysteriesMysteries
Tzadik 2013
Audio CD$9.26
$15.31 (used)
In The Hall of MirrorsIn The Hall of Mirrors
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$9.31
$15.31 (used)
IpsissimusIpsissimus
Tzadik 2010
Audio CD$9.28
$16.87 (used)
On Leaves of GrassOn Leaves of Grass
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$16.98
Myth And MythopoeiaMyth And Mythopoeia
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$11.13
$16.20 (used)
The CrucibleThe Crucible
Tzadik 2008
Audio CD$9.23
$17.16 (used)
PsychomagiaPsychomagia
Tzadik 2014
Audio CD$9.31
$8.39 (used)
Naked CityNaked City
Nonesuch / Elektra 1992
Audio CD$6.90
$2.73 (used)
50th Birthday Celebration 1150th Birthday Celebration 11
Box set
Tzadik 2005
Audio CD$14.79
$25.55 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Live at the Hall of Mirrors by John Zorn : Format: Audio CD US $18.57 Buy It Now 5h 50m
Songs from the Hermetic Theatre by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Jun-2001, Tzadik... US $10.36 Buy It Now 6h 39m
JOHN ZORN / MASADA STRING TRIO - HABORYM: THE BOOK OF ANGELS 16 NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 6h 59m
John Zorn Masada Live in Middelheim 1999 Audio CD Contemporary Jazz Avantgarde US $19.00 Buy It Now 9h 41m
PAT METHENY - TAP: JOHN ZORN'S BOOK OF ANGELS 20 NEW CD US $20.56 Buy It Now 11h 30m
Six Litanies for Heliogabalus by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Mar-2007,) SEALED US $13.99 Buy It Now 13h 52m
JOHN ZORN - GODARD / SPILLANE NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 15h 51m
THE CURE john zorn METALLICA pixies KRONOS QUARTET linda ronstadt LYNCH MOB 2xCD US $9.99 [0 bids]
15h 54m
John Zorn - FilmWorks V: Tears of Ecstasy (CD, Nov-1996, Tzadik Records) US $7.99 Buy It Now 18h 57m
JOHN ZORN - SHIR HASHIRIM NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 19h 10m
Pain Killer Guts Of A Virgin John Zorn Bill Laswell noise avant garde free jazz US $31.00 [8 bids]
19h 42m
From Leaves of Grass by John Zorn CD (2014) Brand New Ships Worldwide US $31.99 Buy It Now 19h 58m
RARE OOP PROMO Barkmarket CD Vegas Throat MARC RIBOT John Zorn Lounge Lizards ! US $7.00 Buy It Now 20h 50m
Book of Heads by Marc Ribot, John Zorn (CD, Sep-1995, Tzadik Records) RARE 6 US $14.99 Buy It Now 21h 9m
CD- Marc Ribot- Yo! I Killed Your God-1999 Tzadik Records-TZ7134- John Zorn-CBGB US $11.99 Buy It Now 22h 53m
BIG JOHN PATTON Minor Swing JOHN ZORN*ED CHERRY*KENNY WOLLESEN DIW Jpn OOP CD! US $29.99 Buy It Now 23h 15m
John Zorn - MUSIC ROMANCE vol. 1: MUSIC FOR CHILDREN US $7.49 Buy It Now 23h 17m
Blind Idiot God Purged Specimen VG++ EP UK Import Record John Zorn Bill Laswell US $200.00 Buy It Now 23h 20m
Ned Rothenberg-Trespass US RARE TEST PRESSING Lumina LP 1985 John Zorn US $24.99 [0 bids]
US $39.99 Buy It Now
1 day
ELLIOTT SHARP String Quartets: 2002-2007 CD Sirius Quartet tzadik john zorn US $3.45 [2 bids]
1 day
John Zorn: Elegy by Barbara Chaffe, John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Sep-1995,... US $11.54 Buy It Now 1 day
Stuttgart Jazz Summit Japan Laserdisc LD Laser Mike Stern Sun Ra John Zorn Shepp US $99.99 Buy It Now 1 day
John Zorn - Moonchild CD US $18.11 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - NEW TRADITIONS IN EAST ASIAN BAR BANDS - NEW CD US $10.40 Buy It Now 1 day
pigpen Halfrack Wayne Horvitz Briggan Krauss Fred Chalenor Mike Stone John Zorn US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - ANGELUS NOVUS - NEW CD US $10.37 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN/FRED FRITH - DICT,E/LIBER NOVUS [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $11.96 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - ELEGY NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - FILMWORKS XXII: LAST SUPPER NEW CD US $29.02 Buy It Now 1 day
YAMATAKA EYE / JOHN ZORN - NANINANI II NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - FILMWORKS XVII - SOUNDTRACK NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - DICTEE: LIBER NOVUS NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN / CALLITHUMPIAN CONSORT OF NEW ENGLAND - ANGELUS NOVUS NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 1 day
John Zorn: Pool by Polly Bradfield, John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Jun-2001,... US $6.50 Buy It Now 1 day
John Zorn - Hockey RARE OOP Original Avant Garde Jazz Import CD (Mint!) US $11.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - LOCUS SOLUS NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 1 day
Frank Lowe Orchestra Lowe & Behold LP Sealed Musicworks 3002 1977 John Zorn Rare US $599.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MYCALE / JOHN ZORN - MYCALE: THE BOOK OF ANGELS 13 NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 1 day
The Dreamers [Digipak] by John Zorn, Zorn, John (CD,... US $10.24 Buy It Now 1 day
Stolas: The Book of Angels, Vol. 12 [Digipak] by John Zorn (Composer) (CD,... US $13.45 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN FILMWORKS 1986-1990 ELEKTRA NONESUCH OOP CD US $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
JOHN ZORN - INTERZONE NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN - MASADA LIVE AT TONIC 2001 NEW CD US $30.92 Buy It Now 1 day
John Zorn: Interzone [Digipak] by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Nov-2010, Tzadik... US $11.07 Buy It Now 1 day
Boredoms "Wow 2" Japanese import CD (1993) produced by and featuring John Zorn US $18.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN-Filmworks XIII-2002 Vol 3:Invitation To A Suicide-Marc Ribot-Tzadik-CD US $8.92 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN*NAKED CITY Heretic FRED FRITH*BILL FRISELL*WAYNE HORVITZ Japanese CD! US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JAMES BLOOD ULMER*MUSIC REVELATION Cross Fire PHAROAH SANDERS*JOHN ZORN op Jp CD US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN/STEPHEN GOSLING TRIO**IN THE HALL OF MIRRORS**CD US $17.50 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN og us lp SPILLANE Kronos Quartet Nonesuch avant jazz Albert Collins NM US $89.99 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn - Liber Novus CD US $18.11 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn - Elegy CD US $18.20 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - STOLAS: THE BOOK OF ANGELS, VOL. 12 [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $13.37 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - SONGS FROM THE HERMETIC THEATRE - NEW CD US $10.35 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - IPSISSIMUS - NEW CD US $10.33 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - JOHN ZORN: INTERZONE [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $11.02 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - IPSISSIMUS NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN / BAR KOKHBA SEXTET - LUCIFER: THE BOOK OF ANGELS 10 NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - FILMWORKS XIX: DIMITRI GELLER'S THE RAIN HORSE NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - TABOO & EXILE 2 NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - FILMWORKS XXIV: NOBEL PRIZEWINNER - SOUNDTRACK NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - NOSFERATU NEW CD US $25.17 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN**MOUNT ANALOGUE**CD US $16.60 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN**A DREAMER'S CHRISTMAS**VINYL US $32.13 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN**ON THE TORMENT OF SAINTS...**CD US $17.50 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN**IPSISSIMUS (DIGI)**CD US $16.60 Buy It Now 2 days
In Search of the Miraculous by John Zorn (CD, Feb-20... US $10.24 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN**SHIR HASHIRIM**CD US $17.50 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN**NOSFERATU**CD US $16.60 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN**TEMPLARS**CD US $16.60 Buy It Now 2 days
John Zorn The Dreamers Special Collection Gentle Side LP sealed 180 gm vinyl US $36.98 Buy It Now 2 days
ELEGY by Barbara Chaffe / Mike Patton / John Zorn (CD, 1995, Tzadik) Disc Only US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $10.39 Buy It Now
2 days
Book of Heads by Marc Ribot, John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Sep-1995, Tzadik Records) US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $12.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Nani Nani by John Zorn & Yamantaka Eye (CD, Sep-1995, Tzadik Records) Disc Only US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $9.09 Buy It Now
2 days
Naked City by John Zorn (Composer) Jazz (CD, 1990 Nonesuch) Rare OOP (Disc Only) US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $9.09 Buy It Now
2 days
Live at the Knitting Factory by John Zorn's Cobra (CD, 1991) Rare OOP, Disc Only US $41.99 [0 bids]
US $54.59 Buy It Now
2 days
PAT METHENY**TAP: JOHN ZORN'S BOOK OF ANGELS: VOL. 20**CD US $12.95 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN/PAT METHENY**BOOK OF ANGELS VOL. 20: TAP**CD US $16.60 Buy It Now 2 days
The Stone v 1 JOHN ZORN*BILL LASWELL*DAVE DOUGLAS*MIKE PATTON ltd CD! US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Sgnd&#d ltd ed The Stone v 1 JOHN ZORN*BILL LASWELL*MIKE PATTON*DAVE DOUGLAS CD! US $44.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - FILMWORKS 3 NEW CD US $22.09 Buy It Now 2 days
The Last Supper - Film Works XXII by John (Composer) Zorn, John Zorn... US $14.62 Buy It Now 2 days
Ganryu Island by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Sep-1998, Tzadik Records) US $12.69 Buy It Now 2 days
Ipsissimus by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Oct-2010, Tzadik Records) US $10.37 Buy It Now 2 days
Music Romance, Vol. 2: Taboo & Exile by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Oct-1999,... US $10.35 Buy It Now 2 days
Nova Express [Digipak] by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Mar-2011, Tzadik Records) US $13.23 Buy It Now 2 days
The Gnostic Preludes: Music of Splendor by John Zorn (Composer) (CD,... US $10.28 Buy It Now 2 days
FilmWorks XVIII: The Treatment by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Mar-2006, Tzadik... US $11.12 Buy It Now 2 days
FilmWorks XIX: The Rain Horse by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Jan-2008, Tzadik... US $10.37 Buy It Now 2 days
FilmWorks X: In the Mirror of Maya Deren by John Zorn (Composer) (CD,... US $11.08 Buy It Now 2 days
The Christmas Song/Santa's Workshop [Single] by John Zorn (Composer)/John... US $7.33 Buy It Now 2 days
Music Romance, Vol. 1: Music for Children by John Zorn (Composer) (CD,... US $10.03 Buy It Now 2 days
Moonchild [Digipak] by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, Mar-2006, Tzadik Records) US $10.34 Buy It Now 2 days
Alhambra Love Songs by John Zorn (Composer) (CD, 2009, Tzadik Records) US $12.80 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN ZORN - March 2014 Australian concert poster US $0.93 [0 bids]
2 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
3 days
JOHN ZORN LP Spy Vs. Spy Music Of Ornette Coleman ELEKTRA MUSICIAN jazz VG++ US $9.50 [2 bids]
3 days
John Zorn Masada Alef Japan CD US $69.99 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
JOHN ZORN**VOL 2: HERMETIC ORGAN **CD US $17.50 Buy It Now 3 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 Chimeras ratings distribution


3.02
(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
29%
Good, but non-essential (57%)
57%
Collectors/fans only (14%)
14%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

JOHN ZORN Chimeras reviews


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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Chimeras is quite unusual work, even for John Zorn. This album is a fresh one from New Composers series, and contains modern classic music, or let say - avant-garde segment of it.

There are 13 short pieces on this album (14 - on 2010 re-release), played by chamber sextet ( two reeds, two strings, keyboard, percussion) and classic vocalist on few movements. The music itself is dark, minimalistic, often cold.

All musicians are extra-class, music is complex, minimalistic and hardly accessible though. The listener very soon finds himself in cold dark room , full of his own fears.Whenever this work has no relations with avant-jazz or avant prog, it could be delicious music for modern classic avant-garde lovers.

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 snobb (BETA) | Report this review (#279780) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

Review by Anthony H.
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars John Zorn: Chimeras [2003]

Rating: 5/10

John Zorn has produced countless contemporary-classical albums over the course of his career, and none of them are known for their adherence to musical convention. However, Chimeras is certainly one of the strangest works that he has ever produced in the genre. It's not the most inaccessible; when compared to some of his other albums, this sounds like a Disney soundtrack. It's not the most complex, either; I often need to furrow my brow in concentration while listening to Zorn, but this album didn't bowl me over too much in that respect. When it comes to pure head-scratching bizarreness, however, Chimeras is a top contender.

This album consists of one 33-minute long piece divided into thirteen parts. This piece features multifaceted chamber music that frequently transitions from minimalistic brooding to flamboyant bombast. This is fairly normal Zorn fare, however. The vocals are what really make this album strange. Ilana Davidson gives a wailing operatic performance that is more technically interesting than aesthetically pleasing. Her vocal range is absolutely incredible, and the vast majority of that range is explored here.

Chimeras is quite an interesting listen, but it fails to be consistently compelling. The directionless nature of the music is both an asset and a hindrance. It keeps the music fresh, but it also results in truncated and unsatisfying musical ideas. A few musicians really shine here, though. Steven Drury gives an excellent piano performance; this is to be expected given the breadth of the man's talent. Tara O'Connor's flute work is also quite impressive. Her playing adds a sinister element to the normally melodious instrument. Despite these excellent performances, however, I find myself underwhelmed by Chimeras as a whole. It's not the worst classical album Zorn album has ever done, but it's far away from the best, either.

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 Anthony H. (BETA) | Report this review (#568409) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of JOHN ZORN "Chimeras"

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: 0.81 seconds