Album Remarks & Appraisals:
In late '70s and early '80s Zorn presented yearly retrospectives of his game pieces at various Downtown venues. He called these events his Olympiads. This long awaited CD presents three of his classic pre-Cobra game pieces in multiple versions by the fabulous Brooklyn-based guitar quartet Dither. Here you will find the building blocks of Zorn's trademark musical language - virtuosic extended techniques, surprising contrasts, fast group interaction and razor sharp changes. Featuring the first recording of Zorn's legendary compositions Fencing and Curling these fabulous realizations will keep you on the edge of your seat from first note to last!
Personnel: Joshua Lopes (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bajo sexto); James Moore (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin); Gyan Riley (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo); Taylor Levine (acoustic guitar, electric guitar).
Audio Mixer: Patrick Higgins.
Recording information: Future-Past Studios, Hudson, NY.
Introduction by: John Zorn .
Photographers: Stephen Taylor; Brandon Adamson.