Cobra: John Zorn's Game Pieces Volume 2

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Cobra: John Zorn's Game Pieces Volume 2
Studio album by John Zorn
Released March 26, 2002
Genre Avant-garde
Length 70:50
Label Tzadik TZ 7335
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Live at Tonic 2001
(2001)
Cobra: John Zorn's Game Pieces Volume 2
(2002)
Hockey
(2002)

Cobra: John Zorn's Game Pieces Volume 2 is a performance of John Zorn's improvisational game piece, Cobra.[1] The piece had been released in three previous versions on HatHut (Cobra (1985)), Knitting Factory (John Zorn's Cobra: Live at the Knitting Factory (1992)), and Avant (John Zorn's Cobra: Tokyo Operations '94 (1994)) but this is the first release on Zorn's own label Tzadik Records.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Steve Loewy awarded the album 4 stars stating "Cobra is a fun-filled, mystical, blindfolded ride down a dark alley that circles back every few yards... Almost like a Talmudic tapestry, the intricate complexities are in full flower here, with constantly changing snippets, twisted sounds, swirls of ornate and not-so-ornate clusters, and shimmering beauty".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Zorn
  1. “Pendet” - 4:49
  2. “Tabana” - 10:47
  3. “Uluwati” - 7:27
  4. “Tamangiri” - 7:50
  5. “Paras” - 6:07
  6. “Sangeh” - 11:26
  7. “Penganggahan” - 10:44
  8. “Raksasa” - 4:44
  9. “Goa Gajah” - 6:50
    • Recorded at Avatar

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Loewy, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 29, 2011.