Tuesday, October 13

Fred Frith & John Zorn - The Art of Memory (1994), The Art of Memory II (2006)

"Based upon the ancient Roman methodology for remembering architectural sites and the meanings built into their structures, guitarist Fred Frith and saxophonist John Zorn pull out all the stops in creating a body of improvisation that does not rely on symbolic invitations or responses, but is instead a collaboration that builds an imposing musical structure from forgotten trends, hidden sonic languages, and metaphorical tonal construction. ... By the time you reach "The Fountain and the Mirror," the players have switched roles many times, each playing support and leader, turning what were merely notions for collaborating along a certain path into audible bodies with their own pulses, minds, and blood. This is a revelatory album, and a near matchless collaboration."
allmusic - The Art of Memory
allmusic - The Art of Memory II
W - The Art of Memory, W - The Art of Memory II
YouTube: The Art Of Memory Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4, Track 5, Track 6, Track 7, Track 8, The Wood