New Traditions in East Asian Bar Bands

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New Traditions in East Asian Bar Bands
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Studio album by John Zorn
Released 1997
Recorded 1986-1996
Genre Avant-garde
Length 72:38
Label Tzadik TZ 7311
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Filmworks VI: 1996
(1989)Filmworks VI: 19961989
New Traditions in East Asian Bar Bands
Filmworks IV: S&M + More
(1997)Filmworks IV: S&M + More1997

New Traditions in East Asian Bar Bands is an album by American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn consisting of improvised music from paired instruments and narration in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.[1] The pieces are listed individually amongst Zorn's game pieces and were composed in 1986, 1988 and 1990 respectively.[2]


Stacia Proefrock of Allmusic stated, "This is one of John Zorn's greatest achievements to date.".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hu Die" - 25:09
  2. "Hwang Chin-Ee" - 16:41
  3. "Que Tran" - 30:46
All music by John Zorn.
Text by Arto Lindsay (Track 1), Myung Mi Kim (Track 2), and Lyn Hejinian (Track 3).


On 'Hue Die'

On 'Hwang Chin-Ee'

On 'Que Tran'


  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ Liner notes for Xu Feng, John Zorn's Game Pieces vol. 1, Tzadik, TZ 7329
  3. ^ a b Proefrock, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 17, 2012