John Zorn discography

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John Zorn appears on over 400 recordings as a composer or performer. This is a selection of recordings released under his name, bands he was/is part of, collaborations with other musicians, and significant albums to which he has contributed. The year indicates when the album was first released and any subsequent years if the following release included additional material.

John Zorn[edit]

The Parachute Years (1997)[edit]

Box Set featuring the following recordings (also released separately)

Cobra performances[edit]

Music Romance series[edit]

The Dreamers[edit]

Filmworks series[edit]

with Naked City[edit]

with Painkiller[edit]

with Hemophiliac[edit]

with Masada[edit]

with Electric Masada[edit]

Masada String Trio[edit]

Bar Kokhba Sextet[edit]

Masada Anniversary series[edit]

50th Birthday Celebration series[edit]

Masada Book Two - The Book of Angels[edit]

Masada Book Three - The Book Beri'ah[edit]

  • CD1 - Keter: Crown (by Sofia Rei & JC Maillard)
  • CD2 - Chockhma: Wisdom (by Cleric)
  • CD3 - Binah: Understanding (by The Spike Orchestra)
  • CD4 - Chesed: Loving Kindness (by Julian Lage & Gyan Riley)
  • CD5 - Gevurah: Severity (by Abraxas)
  • CD6 - Tiferet: Beauty (by Klezmerson)
  • CD7 - Netzach: Eternity (by The Gnostic Trio)
  • CD8 - Hod: Splendor (by Zion80)
  • CD9 - Yesod: Foundation (by Banquet of the Spirits)
  • CD10 - Malkut: Kingship (by Secret Chiefs 3)
  • CD11 (Bonus CD on the 11-CD boxset) - Da'at: Knowledge (by Craig Taborn & Vadim Neselovskyi)


  • Moonchild: Songs Without Words (2006) - The Moonchild Trio: Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn & Joey Baron
  • Astronome (2006) - The Moonchild Trio
  • Six Litanies for Heliogabalus (2007) - Moonchild with John Zorn, Jamie Saft, Ikue Mori and chorus
  • The Crucible (2008) - Moonchild with John Zorn & Marc Ribot
  • Astronome: A Night At The Opera (A Disturbing Initiation) - Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Vol. 2 DVD (2010) - directed by Richard Foreman
  • Ipsissimus (2010) - Moonchild with John Zorn & Marc Ribot
  • Templars: In Sacred Blood (2012) - Moonchild with John Medeski
  • The Last Judgment (2014) - Moonchild with John Medeski

The Gnostic Trio[edit]


  • Simulacrum (March 2015)
  • The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons (August 2015)
  • Inferno (August 2015)
  • The Painted Bird (March 2016)
  • 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais (September 2016)
  • The Garden Of Earthly Delights (February 2017)


  • Insurrection (April 2018)
  • Salem, 1692 (November 2018)

Album collaborations[edit]

Albums featured[edit]