Bands/Musicians Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Tzadik Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Tzadik Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Tzadik Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Tzadik Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Tzadik Records.

List ranges from Buckethead to Mike Patton, plus much more.

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Ahleuchatistas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise, Jazz, Progressive rock Ahleuchatistas are an American instrumental math rock duo that mix influences of jazz, progressive rock, avant-garde, and experimental to create a unique sound. The band was formed in Asheville, ...more

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Anthony Coleman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Free jazz Anthony Coleman is an American musician. Coleman is a piano and keyboard player, trombonist and vocalist mainly working within the free improvised and avant-garde jazz scenes in downtown New ...more

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Anthony Pateras is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Anthony Pateras Electronic music, Acoustic music Anthony Pateras is an Australian pianist, composer and electroacoustic musician.

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Anton Fier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Anton Fier Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Jazz Anton Fier, is an American drummer, composer and bandleader. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Fier was an early member of The Lounge Lizards and The Feelies. He was in The Lodge, worked with Pere ...more

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Buckethead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Dark ambient, Space rock Brian Patrick Carroll, better known by his stage name Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music. He has released 157 studio ...more

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Charming Hostess is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music Charming Hostess is a band that grew out of the avant-rock scene of Oakland, California, in the mid-1990s.

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Daniel Zamir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Klezmer, Jazz, Jewish music Daniel Zamir is an Israeli religious Jewish saxophonist and singer. Having started on alto saxophone, Zamir is mainly known for his soprano playing.

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David Krakauer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Klezmer, Classical music, Jazz David Krakauer is an American clarinetist raised and based in New York, NY. He is known for his work in klezmer music as well as classical music and avant-garde improvisation. He is also ...more

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Death Ambient is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Experimental rock, Ambient music, Free improvisation Death Ambient is a United States experimental and ambient music trio comprising Kato Hideki, Ikue Mori and Fred Frith. The group was formed by Hideki and Mori in 1995 and recorded two albums, ...more

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Elliott Sharp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Musical improvisation, Experimental music, Avant-garde Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City since the late 1970s, Sharp has ...more

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Fred Frith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music Fred Frith is a film score composer.

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Ichirou Agata is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Experimental rock Ichirou Agata, often known simply as Agata, is the guitarist for the Japanese noise rock band Melt-Banana. Agata is known particularly for his furious stage antics, jumping and constantly moving ...more

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Jewlia Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-garde, 20th-century classical music Jewlia Eisenberg is an American composer. As founder and bandleader of Charming Hostess she coined the term "Nerdy-Sexy-Commie-Girly" to describe her genre of music which spans an ...more

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John Zorn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Dark ambient, Noise rock, Klezmer John Zorn is a film score composer, screenwriter, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, saxophonist, record producer and a composer.

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Kayo Dot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-metal, Avant-progressive rock, Rock music Kayo Dot is an American avant-garde group formed in 2003 by Toby Driver after the break-up of maudlin of the Well, releasing their debut album Choirs of the Eye on John Zorn's Tzadik Records ...more

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Ken Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Ken Butler Experimental music Kenneth Lee "Ken" Butler is an artist and musician, as well as an experimental musical instrument builder. His Hybrid musical instruments and other artworks explore the interaction and ...more

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Leonid Soybelman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Leonid Soybelman Electronic music, Experimental music, Alternative rock Leonid Soybelman is a Berlin-based musician and film composer of Jewish origin, leader of the band Ne Zhdali. The guitarist and singer, he also collaborated with Alec Kopyt in the ...more

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Mark Feldman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Avant-garde music Mark Feldman is an American jazz violinist. Feldman worked in Chicago from 1973 to 1980, and in Nashville, Tennessee from 1980 to 1986. He worked in New York City and Western Europe from 1986. ...more

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Mark Trayle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Mark Trayle Electronic music Mark Trayle, born Mark Evan Garrabrant was a California based musician and sound artist working in a variety of media including live electronic music, improvisation, installations, and ...more

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Marty Ehrlich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Free jazz, 20th-century classical music Marty Ehrlich is a multi-instrumentalist and is considered one of the leading figures in experimental or avant-garde jazz.

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Masada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Klezmer, Experimental music, Jazz Masada is a musical group with rotating personnel led by American saxophonist and composer John Zorn since the early 1990s. Masada is as much a "songbook" as a group, comprising more ...more

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Massacre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Experimental music Massacre was originally founded in 1980 in New York City by guitarist Fred Frith, bassist Bill Laswell and drummer Fred Maher as an improvising and experimental rock band. They performed live ...more

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Mick Barr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Mick Barr is an American avant-garde metal guitarist. Notable for his relentless speed and agility on his instrument, he is most well known for being one half of the band Orthrelm, currently ...more

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Mike Patton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Noise rock, Rock music Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band ...more

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Milford Graves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-garde jazz, World music, Jazz Milford Graves is an American jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his early avant-garde contributions in the early 1960s with Paul Bley and the New York Art Quartet alongside ...more

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Mono is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Post-rock Mono are a Japanese instrumental rock band, formed in 1999 in Tokyo. The band consists of Takaakira Goto, Hideki Suematsu, Tamaki Kunishi, and Yasunori Takada. Mono have released six studio ...more

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Naked City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Avant-garde jazz, Experimental rock Naked City was an avant-garde music group led by saxophonist and composer John Zorn. Active primarily in New York City from 1988 to 1993, Naked City was initiated by Zorn as a "composition ...more

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Nils Frykdahl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Experimental rock, Art rock Nils Frykdahl is an American musician most known for his work with the bands Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Idiot Flesh. He has a bachelor's degree in music from UC Berkeley, which he received in ...more

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Painkiller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-garde jazz, Experimental rock, Punk jazz Painkiller is a band originally formed in 1991. Their style can be described as a mix of avant-garde jazz and grindcore; later albums also incorporated elements of ambient and dub. The three ...more

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Robert Patterson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Rasheid Ali is an actor.

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Robert Quine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music Robert Wolfe Quine was an American guitarist, known for his innovative guitar solos. A native of Akron, Ohio, Quine worked with a wide range of musicians, though he himself remained relatively ...more

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Rovo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Alternative rock, Trance music Rovo is a Japanese instrumental band founded in 1996 in Tokyo by former Boredoms guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto, Bondage Fruit electric violinist Yuji Katsui, and synthesizer/effects technician ...more

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Roy Nathanson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Roy Nathanson has had a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, actor and teacher. He became the leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, a six piece group that he ...more

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Ruins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Rock music, Experimental rock Ruins is a Japanese music duo comprised only of drummer/vocalist Tatsuya Yoshida and a bass guitarist. The group, formed in 1985, was supposedly intended to be a power trio; the guitarist, ...more

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Seiichi Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Seiichi Yamamoto Noise rock, Musical improvisation, Folk music Seiichi Yamamoto is a Japanese musician.

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Tim Sparks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Klezmer, Ragtime, Jazz Tim Sparks is an American acoustic guitar player, singer, arranger and composer.

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Trevor Dunn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-progressive rock, Avant-garde jazz, Experimental rock Trevor Dunn appeared in the 2007 documentary film The Lost String.

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Yuka Honda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Experimental music Yuka Honda is a Japanese musician who resides in New York City. She is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, record producer, and co-founder of the band Cibo Matto. Throughout her career, ...more

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Zeena Parkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Tzadik Records Complete Artist Roster
Experimental music, Free improvisation Zeena Parkins is an American harpist active in rock music, free improvisation and jazz. Parkins plays standard harps, as well as several custom-made one-of-a kind electric harps; she also plays ...more