Lacrosse (album)

Studio album by John Zorn
Released 2000-01-25
Recorded June 1977–1978-06-10
Genre Avant-garde
Length 101:53
Label Tzadik
John Zorn chronology
School Cover

Lacrosse is a double album by John Zorn. It is made up of different takes his early game piece, "Lacrosse". The first disc is from WKCR in June 1978 where Mark Abbott, Polly Bradfield, Eugene Chadbourne, and LaDonna Smith and Zorn recorded 6 different takes. Takes 3, 4 and 6 were originally released on the Parachute Records double LP School (1978). The second disc is the original recording of "Lacrosse" which was made by Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, Bruce Ackley, and Zorn (dubbed "Twins") in San Francisco, California in June 1977.

Lacrosse was originally released in 1997 as a part of The Parachute Years Box Set and then released on its own in 2000.[1]


The Allmusic review by Joslyn Layne awarded the album 2 stars stating "The release consists of a number of takes, or outcomes, of two different groups of musicians performing this structure for improvisation".[2]

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Track listing

  1. "Take 3" – 23:06
  2. "Take 4" – 19:06
  3. "Take 6" – 6:20
  4. "Take 1" – 7:01
  5. "Take 2" – 8:08
  6. "Take 5" – 8:16
  1. "Twins Version" – 29:56
All compositions by John Zorn.
  • Disc two recorded June 1977 in San Francisco, Disc one recorded at WKCR, New York on June 10, 1978



  1. Tzadik catalogue
  2. 1 2 Layne, J. Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2011
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