quatrain (2023)

Track Listing

1. The Innocent Voyage  10:34
2. Restless Melancholy  7:33 
3. Hallucinations  7:03 
4. The Book Of Pleasure. 4:36 
5. Amor Fati  11:04 
6. A Childhood Memory  2:52


Julian Lage: Guitar
Gyan Riley: Guitar


All music composed and arranged by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and mixed April 6&7, 2023 by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Design by (Chippy) Heung Heung Chin 


Julian Lage and Gyan Riley are two of new music’s most accomplished guitar virtuosos and their duo performances are transcendent experiences filled with meticulous detail and telepathic interplay. Here they perform a dramatic book of music inspired by the haunting and enigmatic novel A High Wind in Jamaica—the story of a group of children that gets mixed up with pirates—the twist being the children turn out to be even more dangerous than the pirates. A precursor to The Lord of the Flies, it is considered one of the best English novels ever written. Filled with ominous mystery and a dangerous innocence, Quatrain is another beautiful project from the pen of alchemist John Zorn.

Series:  Archival Series 

By Catalogue Number:  TZ9302 

Release Date: July 21, 2023