Tzadik Records

Headquartered in New York City record label Tzadik Founded in 1995 by John Zorn and specializing in music of the avant-garde and experimental music. In addition, see the 400 Tzadik albums many other styles which include free improvisation, jazz, noise, klezmer, rock music, soundtracks or hardcore punk.

Meaning of the name

Tzadik is the eighteenth letter of the Alephbeth and can be seen in the Tzadik logo. Furthermore, it is a tzaddik (Hebrew: righteous, just ) a righteous, a religious title in Hasidism.

Tzadik plates series

Tzadik has one side engaged in genre across to the work of musicians such as Mike Patton, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Marc Ribot, Ikue Mori, Otomo Yoshihide, Tim Sparks, Buckethead and bands like Merzbow, Ground Zero or anger Masada. In addition, as well as established composers such as Maryanne Amacher, Earle Brown, Gordon Mumma, Luc Ferrari and younger composers such as Eyvind Kang or Sylvie Courvoisier are represented in the catalog. The following rows are operated:

  • Radical Jewish Culture
  • New Japan
  • Oracle
  • Lunatic Fringe
  • Composer Series
  • Movie Music
  • Archival Series

In addition, books and DVDs are laid.