John Zorns Top Music Purchases

By elliwj elliwj
updated over 3 years ago

These personal lists by John Zorn were published on tzadik.com many years ago.

NODY = Not On Discogs Yet

John Zorn May 1999, artists not listed on discogs:
Pat Waing (The Magic Drum Circle of Burma) - featuring Kyaw Kyaw Naing (Shanachie)
Sandaya: The Spellbinding Piano of Burma - featuring U Yee Nwe (Shanachie)

This is John's list for April 2001, artists not listed on discogs:
Ngqoko Women's Ensemble - South Africa/Xhosa Women's Songs (VDE)
K. Sivaprasad - Whistle Wizard (Sangeetha)
Mayazumi Toshiro - Japanese Cinema Music Series (Toho Music)
Kawabata Fumiko - Ao Sora (Columbia)

This is John's list for April 1998, artists not on discogs yet:
Various Artists - Ojisama Iya? (Daiei/P-Vine)
Aso Kyoko - Hungaria Rock (Columbia/P-Vine)
Hiroshi Tsutsumi + his all stars Wagon - Twist Dancing (King/P-Vine)
Various Artists - Yoru O Dakushimetai (Daiei/P-Vine)
Kawakami Troupe At The 1900 Paris Expo - Oppekepe (EMI)

This is John's list for March 1998, artist not on discogs:
Mohamed Zineladbidine - Oud - Les Virtuoses Vol. 8 (AAA)

This is John's list for February 1998, artists not listed on discogs yet:
Toshio Hosoawa - arditti quartet edition 30 (Auvidis Montagne)
Perry & Cauzam - Electronics (Tonic (12"" vinyl single))

This is John's list for December 1997, artists not on discogs:

Sexteto Occidente - Yo No Tumbo Caña (Tumbao)
Los Muñequitos de Matanzas- Vacunao (QBADisc)
Los Muñequitos de Matanzas - Oyelos De Nuevo (QBADisc)
Balinese Jews Harp Orchestra - Gengong (World Music Library)
Early Music of the North Caribbean 1916 - 1920 (Harlequin)

This is John's list for October 1997, not on discogs:
White Elephants and Golden Ducks (Shanachie)

  1. Lee Konitz - Motion

    3 For Sale from $42.73

    This is John's list for May 1999

  2. Hamza El Din

    This is John's list for May 1999

    NODY

    Hamza El Din
    Audible Sound - Darius
    (Lotis Records)

  3. Μάρκος Βαμβακάρης

    This is John's list for May 1999

    NODY

    Markos Vamvakaris
    1932-1940 Bouzouki Pioneer
    (Rounder)

  4. The Carter Family

    This is John's list for May 1999

    NODY

    Carter Family
    Last Sessions
    (Rounder)

    Carter Family
    Gold Watch and Chain
    (Rounder)

    Carter Family
    Longing for Old Virginia
    (Rounder)

  5. Ziryab Trio

    This is John's list for May 1999

    NODY

    Ziryab Trio
    Masareq Classics
    (Cram World)

  6. Ken Takakura

    This is John's list for April 2001

    NODY

    Toei Soundtrack Series
    Takakura Ken Vols. 1-4
    (AMJ)

  7. Bernard Parmegiani - Pop'eclectic

    3 For Sale from $8.00

    This is John's list for April 2001

  8. Alèmayèhu Eshèté* - Éthiopiques 9 (1969-1974)

    8 For Sale from $10.00

    This is John's list for April 2001

  9. Stan Kenton Plays Bob Graettinger - City Of Glass

    1 For Sale from $12.21

    This is John's list for April 2001

  10. Ennio Morricone

    This is John's list for April 2001

    NODY

    The Ennio Morricone Chronicles
    10 CDs of Morricone's Pop Arrangements
    (BMG)

  11. Rod McKuen

    This is John's list for April 2001

    NODY

    Rod McKuen
    Concerto #1 for 4 Harpsichords & Orch.
    Stanyan (Vinyl)

  12. Riichiroh Manabe

    This is John's list for April 2001

    NODY

    Manabe Riichiro
    Japanese Cinema Music Series
    (Toho Music)

  13. Cyril Scott

    This is John's list for April 2001

    NODY

    Cyril Scott
    In the Garden of Soul Sympathy
    (Etcetera)

  14. Zhao Jiping - Electric Shadows

    3 For Sale from $8.99

    This is John's list for April 2001

  15. Fantômas - The Director's Cut

    This is John's list for April 2001

  16. David Mahler - The Voice Of The Poet

    5 For Sale from $20.74

    This is John's list for April 2001

  17. Åke Hodell - Verbal Brainwash And Other Works

    3 For Sale from $60.00

    This is John's list for April 2001

  18. Hiroshi Kamayatsu

    This is John's list for April 1998

    NODY

    Kamayatsu Hiroshi
    Ore No Uta O Kiite Kure
    (Teichiku/P-Vine)

  19. Mie Nakao

    This is John's list for April 1998

    NODY

    Nakao Mie
    Nakao Mie Hit Songs
    (Victor/P-Vine)

  20. Isao Sasaki

    This is John's list for April 1998

    NODY

    Sasaki Isao
    GI Blues
    (Columbia/P-Vine)