|Distributor(s) Koch Distribution|
Location New York City
|Country of origin U.S.|
Official website www.tzadik.com
|Genre Avant-garde jazz, improvised music, experimental music|
Founders John Zorn, Kazunori Sugiyama
Artists John Zorn, Masada, Marc Ribot, Fred Frith, Mike Patton
Albums Bar Kokhba, Tap: Book of Angels Volume 20, Ipsissimus, The Gnostic Preludes, Azazel: Book of Angels V
Tzadik Records is a record label in New York City that specializes in avant-garde and experimental music. The label was established by composer and saxophonist John Zorn in 1995. He is the executive producer of all Tzadik releases. Tzadik is a not-for-profit, cooperative record label.
Tzadik has released over 400 albums by a variety of artists with diverse musical backgrounds, including free improvisation, jazz, noise, klezmer, rock and experimental composition.
On the label's catalogue are releases by Zorn himself and his multifaceted "songbook" group Masada; singer Mike Patton; guitarists Derek Bailey, Otomo Yoshihide, Tim Sparks, Buckethead and Keiji Haino; noise music icon Merzbow; composers Gordon Mumma, Frank Denyer, Arnold Dreyblatt, and Teiji Ito; experimental groups Kayo Dot, Time of Orchids and Rashanim, microtonalists Syzygys; drummer Yoshida Tatsuya and his bands Ruins and Korekyojinn; trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith; electroacoustic composer Noah Creshevsky; jazz saxophonist Steve Coleman, and many others.