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Composed largely between 1977 and 1989, these pieces harness improvisers in complex compositional formats, combining the unpredictable edge of improvisation with the structural integrity of written composition. Xu Feng was composed immediately after Zorn's most well-known game piece Cobra and is the most dynamic and fast-paced of them all. Intense and violent, and featuring an extraordinary band of Tzadik all-stars, Xu Feng captures the exciting kung-fu action of the Chinese martial arts for which the piece is named. With Chris Brown, Fred Frith, Dave Lombardo, John Schott, David Slusser, William Winant.