Avant

Avant

Profile:
Avant Records was a record label based in Japan specializing in avant-garde and experimental music.
The label was started by composer and saxophonist John Zorn in 1992 with Kazunori Sugiyama, as an offshoot of the DIW Records.
81 albums were released on Avant before Zorn started Tzadik Records in 1995.

Full discography
Avan 001: Naked City - Heretic
Avan 002: Naked City - Grand Guignol
Avan 003: Naked City - Radio
Avan 004: Naked City - Absinthe
Avan 005: Various Artists - In His Own Sweet Way: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck
Avan 006: DNA - Last Live A CBGB's
Avan 007: Buckethead - Bucketheadland
Avan 008: Fushitsusha - Allegorical Misunderstanding
Avan 009: Anton Fier - Dreamspeed
Avan 010: Blind Idiot God - Cyclotron
Avan 011: Anthony Coleman - Disco By Night
Avan 012: Peter Garland - Nana & Victorio
Avan 013: David Shea - Shock Corridor
Avan 014: George Lewis - Voyager
Avan 015: Lee Hyla - In Double Light
Avan 016: John Oswald - Plexure
Avan 017: Rough Assemblage - Construction And Demolition
Avan 018: Zeena Parkins - Isabelle
Avan 019: Dave Soldier - SMUT
Avan 020: David Weinstein - Perfume
Avan 021: Min Xiao-Fen - With Six Composers
Avan 022: Stephen Drury - Faith, The Loss Of Faith, And The Return Of Faith
Avan 023: Romero Lubambo - Lubambo
Avan 024: John French - O Solo Drumbo
Avan 025: Naked City - Radio, Vol. 2 (Never Recorded)
Avan 026: Boredoms - Wow 2
Avan 027: Pigpen - V as in Victim
Avan 028: James Plotkin - The Joy Of Disease
Avan 029: Cake Like - Delicious
Avan 030: Ikue Mori - Painted Desert
Avan 031: Various - Disco Bhangra: Wedding Bands From Rajasthan
Avan 032: God Is my Co-Pilot - Mir Shlufn Nisht
Avan 033: Marc Ribot - Shrek
Avan 034: Z'EV - Heads & Tales
Avan 035: Ben Goldberg - Twelve Minor
Avan 036: Bobby Previte's Empty Suits - Slay The Suitors
Avan 037: Philip Johnston's Big Trouble - The Unknown
Avan 038: Misha Mengelberg Trio - Who's Bridge
Avan 039: Steve Beresford - Signals For Tea
Avan 040: Duck Baker - Spinning Song
Avan 041: Bob Ostertag - Fear No Love
Avan 042: Chris Cochrane - Bath
Avan 043: Weird Little Boy - Weird Little Boy
Avan 044: Eugene Chadbourne - Pain Pen
Avan 045: Jenny Scheinman Quartet - Live At Yoshi's
Avan 046: Sola & Wu Man - China Collage
Avan 047: Smarnamisa! - Resia Valley Music
Avan 048: Andy Haas - Anthem Land
Avan 049: Makigami Koichi - John Zorn's Cobra: Tokyo Operations '94
Avan 050: Derek Bailey & Min Xiao-Fen - Viper
Avan 051: Dim Sum Clip Job - Harmolodic Jeopardy
Avan 052: Jad Fair & The Shapir-O'Rama - We Are The Rage
Avan 053: Prelapse - Prelapse
Avan 054: Pieces - I Need 5 Minutes Alone
Avan 055: Larval - Larval
Avan 056: Derek Bailey/John Zorn/William Parker - Harras
Avan 057: Erik Friedlander - Chimera
Avan 058: Arcado String Trio - Live In Europe
Avan 059: Joey Baron & Barondown - Crackshot
Avan 060: Derek Bailey - Guitar, Drums N Bass
Avan 061: Cyro Baptista - Vira Loucos
Avan 062: Drums Of Death
Avan 063: Bernard Woma - Live At The Pito Bar
Avan 064: Abdulai Bangoura - Sigiri
Avan 065: Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier - Music for Violin and Piano
Avan 066: Dave Douglas - Sanctuary
Avan 067: Joe Maneri - Paniots Nine
Avan 068: Jamie Saft/Cuong Vu - Ragged Jack
Avan 069: Bruce Ackley - The Hearing
Avan 070: Marie McAuliffe - Plays The Music Of Burt Bacharach
Avan 071: Whistling Hangmen - Barhopping
Avan 072: Alva - Fair-Haired Guilletine
Avan 073: EasSide Percussion - ESP
Avan 074: Haino Keiji - An Unclear Trial: More Than This
Avan 075: Dragon Blue - Hades Park
Avan 076: Dying Ground - Dying Ground
Avan 077: David Watson - Skirl
Avan 078: Harriet Tubman - Prototype
Avan 079: Vivian Sisters - Vivian Sisters
Avan 080: Wayne Horvitz Four Plus One Ensemble - From a Window
Avan 081: Bill Laswell vs. Submerged - Brutal Calling
Sublabel
Parent Label:
[l9613]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
AVAN 002 Grand Guignol  album cover Naked City Grand Guignol (Album) AVAN 002 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
AVAN 003 Radio  album cover Naked City Radio (Album) AVAN 003 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AVAN 004 Absinthe  album cover Naked City Absinthe (Album) AVAN 004 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Avan 005 In His Own Sweet Way - A Tribute To Dave Brubeck  album cover Various In His Own Sweet Way - A Tribute To Dave Brubeck(CD, Album) Avant Avan 005 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Avan 006 DNA (Last Live At CBGB's)  album cover DNA (4) DNA (Last Live At CBGB's) (Album) Avan 006 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AVAN 007 Bucketheadland  album cover Buckethead Bucketheadland(2xCD, Album) Avant AVAN 007 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
AVAN 008 寓意的な誤解 = Allegorical Misunderstanding  album cover 不失者* = Fushitsusha 不失者* = Fushitsusha - 寓意的な誤解 = Allegorical Misunderstanding (Album) AVAN 008 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Avan 009 Dreamspeed  album cover Anton Fier Dreamspeed(CD, Album) Avant Avan 009 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AVAN 010 Cyclotron  album cover Blind Idiot God Cyclotron (Album) AVAN 010 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Avan 011 Disco By Night  album cover Anthony Coleman Disco By Night(CD, Album) Avant Avan 011 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Avan 012 Nana + Victorio  album cover Peter Garland Nana + Victorio(CD) Avant Avan 012 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Avan 013 Shock Corridor  album cover David Shea Shock Corridor(CD, Album) Avant Avan 013 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Avan 014 Voyager  album cover George E. Lewis* Voyager(CD, Album) Avant Avan 014 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Avan 015 In Double Light  album cover Lee Hyla In Double Light(CD, Album) Avant Avan 015 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AVAN 016 Plexure  album cover John Oswald Plexure(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 016 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AVAN 017 Construction And Demolition  album cover Rough Assemblage Construction And Demolition(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 017 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Avan 018 Isabelle  album cover Zeena Parkins Isabelle(CD, Album) Avant Avan 018 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Avan 019 SMUT  album cover Dave Soldier* SMUT(CD, Album) Avant Avan 019 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Avan 020 Perfume  album cover David Weinstein Perfume(CD) Avant Avan 020 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 021 With Six Composers  album cover Min Xiao-Fen With Six Composers(CD) Avant Avan 021 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
AVAN 022 Faith, The Loss Of Faith, And The Return Of Faith  album cover Stephen Drury Faith, The Loss Of Faith, And The Return Of Faith(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 022 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Avan 023 Lubambo  album cover Romero Lubambo Lubambo(CD, Album) Avant Avan 023 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AVAN 024 O Solo Drumbo  album cover John French O Solo Drumbo(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 024 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
AVAN 026 Wow 2  album cover Boredoms Wow 2(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 026 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Avan 027 V As In Victim  album cover Pigpen (2) V As In Victim(CD, Album) Avant Avan 027 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
AVAN 028 The Joy Of Disease  album cover James Plotkin The Joy Of Disease(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 028 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 029 Delicious  album cover Cake Like Delicious(CD, Album) Avant Avan 029 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Avan 030 Painted Desert  album cover Ikue Mori With Robert Quine, Marc Ribot Ikue Mori With Robert Quine, Marc Ribot - Painted Desert(CD) Avant Avan 030 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Avan 031 Disco Bhangra - Wedding Bands From Rajasthan  album cover Various Disco Bhangra - Wedding Bands From Rajasthan(CD, Album, Comp) Avant Avan 031 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
AVAN 032 Mir Shlufn Nisht  album cover God Is My Co-Pilot Mir Shlufn Nisht(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 032 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Avan 033 Shrek  album cover Marc Ribot Shrek(CD, Album) Avant Avan 033 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Avan 034 Heads & Tales  album cover Z'EV Heads & Tales(CD, Album) Avant Avan 034 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 035 Twelve Minor  album cover Ben Goldberg Twelve Minor(CD, Album) Avant Avan 035 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 036 Slay The Suitors  album cover Bobby Previte's Empty Suits Slay The Suitors(CD, Album) Avant Avan 036 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Avan 037 The Unknown  album cover Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble The Unknown(CD, Album) Avant Avan 037 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Avan 038 Who's Bridge  album cover Misha Mengelberg Trio Who's Bridge(CD, Album) Avant Avan 038 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Avan 039 Signals For Tea  album cover Steve Beresford Signals For Tea(CD, Album) Avant Avan 039 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
AVAN 040 Spinning Song [Duck Baker Plays The Music Of Herbie Nichols]  album cover Duck Baker Spinning Song [Duck Baker Plays The Music Of Herbie Nichols](CD, Album) Avant AVAN 040 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 041 Fear No Love  album cover Bob Ostertag Fear No Love(CD, Album) Avant Avan 041 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
AVAN 042 Bath  album cover Chris Cochrane Bath(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 042 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
AVAN 043 Weird Little Boy  album cover Weird Little Boy Weird Little Boy(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 043 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 044 Pain Pen  album cover Eugene Chadbourne Pain Pen(CD) Avant Avan 044 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Avan 045 Live At Yoshi's  album cover Jenny Scheinman Quartet Live At Yoshi's(CD, Album) Avant Avan 045 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Avan 046 China Collage  album cover Sola* & Wu Man Sola* & Wu Man - China Collage(CD, Album) Avant Avan 046 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
AVAN 047 Šmarnamiša! (Folk Songs And Dances From North-East Italy)  album cover Resia Valley Music Šmarnamiša! (Folk Songs And Dances From North-East Italy)(CD) Avant, Avant AVAN 047 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 048 Arnhem Land  album cover Andy Haas Arnhem Land(CD, Album) Avant Avan 048 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Avan 049 John Zorn's Cobra - Tokyo Operations '94 = ジョン・ゾーン・コブラ東京作戦  album cover 吉凶部隊 John Zorn's Cobra - Tokyo Operations '94 = ジョン・ゾーン・コブラ東京作戦(CD) Avant Avan 049 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
AVAN 050 Viper  album cover Derek Bailey & Min Xiao-Fen Derek Bailey & Min Xiao-Fen - Viper(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 050 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 051 Harmolodic Jeopardy  album cover Dim Sum Clip Job Harmolodic Jeopardy(CD, Album) Avant Avan 051 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Avan 052 We Are The Rage  album cover Jad Fair & The Shapir-O'Rama Jad Fair & The Shapir-O'Rama - We Are The Rage(CD) Avant Avan 052 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 053 Prelapse  album cover Prelapse Prelapse(CD, Album) Avant Avan 053 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AVAN 054 I Need 5 Minutes Alone  album cover Pieces I Need 5 Minutes Alone(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 054 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
AVAN 055 Larval  album cover Larval Larval(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 055 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 056 Harras  album cover Derek Bailey / John Zorn / William Parker Derek Bailey / John Zorn / William Parker - Harras(CD, Album) Avant, Avant Avan 056 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Avan 057 Chimera  album cover Erik Friedlander Chimera(CD, Album) Avant Avan 057 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Avan 058 Live In Europe  album cover Arcado String Trio* Live In Europe(CD, Album) Avant Avan 058 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 059 Crackshot  album cover Joey Baron + Barondown Joey Baron + Barondown - Crackshot(CD) Avant Avan 059 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
AVAN 060 Guitar, Drums 'n' Bass  album cover Derek Bailey Guitar, Drums 'n' Bass(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 060 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 061 Vira Loucos  album cover Cyro Baptista Plays The Music Of Villa Lobos* Cyro Baptista Plays The Music Of Villa Lobos* - Vira Loucos(CD, Album) Avant Avan 061 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Avan 062 Drums Of Death  album cover Ashanti Tribe Of Ghana* / Ewe Tribe Of Ghana* Ashanti Tribe Of Ghana* / Ewe Tribe Of Ghana* - Drums Of Death(CD, Comp) Avant Avan 062 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Avan 063 Live At The Pito Bar  album cover Bernard Woma Live At The Pito Bar(CD, Album) Avant Avan 063 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Avan 064 Sigiri  album cover Abdulai Bangoura Sigiri(CD) Avant Avan 064 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AVAN 065 Music For Violin And Piano  album cover Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier Music For Violin And Piano(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 065 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Avan 066 Sanctuary  album cover Dave Douglas Sanctuary(2xCD) Avant Avan 066 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Avan 067 Paniots Nine  album cover Joe Maneri Paniots Nine(CD, Album) Avant Avan 067 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 068 Ragged Jack  album cover Saft* / Vu* Saft* / Vu* - Ragged Jack(CD, Album) Avant Avan 068 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Avan 069 The Hearing  album cover Bruce Ackley Trio The Hearing(CD, Album) Avant Avan 069 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
AVAN 070 Refractions (Marie McAuliffe's ArKsextet Plays The Music Of Burt Bacharach)  album cover Marie McAuliffe's ArKsextet Refractions (Marie McAuliffe's ArKsextet Plays The Music Of Burt Bacharach)(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 070 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 071 Barhopping  album cover Whistling Hangmen Barhopping(CD) Avant Avan 071 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 072 Fair-Haired Guillotine  album cover Alva (2) Fair-Haired Guillotine(CD) Avant Avan 072 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Avan 073 ESP  album cover EasSide Percussion ESP(CD, Album) Avant Avan 073 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Avan 074 An Unclear Trial: More Than This  album cover Haino Keiji* With Greg Cohen & Joey Baron Haino Keiji* With Greg Cohen & Joey Baron - An Unclear Trial: More Than This(CD, Album) Avant Avan 074 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 075 Hades Park  album cover Dragon Blue Hades Park(CD, Album) Avant Avan 075 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 076 Dying Ground  album cover Dying Ground Dying Ground(CD) Avant Avan 076 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Avan 077 Skirl  album cover David Watson Skirl(CD, Album) Avant, Avant Avan 077 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Avan 078 Prototype  album cover Harriet Tubman Prototype(CD) Avant Avan 078 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Avan 079 Vivian Sisters  album cover Vivian Sisters Vivian Sisters(CD) Avant Avan 079 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
AVAN 080 From A Window  album cover Wayne Horvitz - The Four Plus One Ensemble* Wayne Horvitz - The Four Plus One Ensemble* - From A Window(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 080 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
AVAN 081 Brutal Calling  album cover Bill Laswell Vs Submerged Bill Laswell Vs Submerged - Brutal Calling(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 081 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
AVANT 001 Heretic: Jeux Des Dames Cruelles  album cover Naked City Heretic: Jeux Des Dames Cruelles (Album) AVANT 001 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
TZ 7344 Complete Studio Recordings  album cover Naked City Complete Studio Recordings(5xCD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Tzadik TZ 7344 US 2005 Sell This Version