John Zorn

John Zorn & Pat Metheny - Tap: Book Of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013) {Tzadik TZ 8307}

John Zorn & Pat Metheny - Tap: Book Of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013) {Tzadik TZ 8307}
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Jazz / Fusion / World Fusion / Klezmer Jazz

Ever curious, courageous and endlessly creative, virtuoso guitarist and musical mastermind Pat Metheny takes on John Zorn’s Masada songbook to create some of the most soulful and adventurous sounds yet heard in the Book of Angels series. Turn up the volume and revel in the breadth of imagination in these remarkable arrangements featuring Pat on a huge arsenal of instruments, and the powerful Antonio Sanchez on drums. Pat Metheny continues to surprise and experiment with new musical frontiers well into the 21st century. Released in coordination with Nonesuch, this is a match made in Heaven—essential!
John Zorn & Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz - Abraxas: Book Of Angels, Vol. 19 (2012) {Tzadik TZ 8302}

John Zorn & Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz - Abraxas: Book Of Angels, Vol. 19 (2012) {Tzadik TZ 8302}
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Jazz / Klezmer Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Jazz / Jewish Rock / Gimbri

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz steps out on his own to make one of the most primal and tribal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century by a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!
John Zorn & David Krakauer - Pruflas: Book of Angels, Vol. 18 (2012) {Tzadik TZ 7396}

John Zorn & David Krakauer - Pruflas: Book of Angels, Vol. 18 (2012) {Tzadik TZ 7396}
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Jazz / Klezmer Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Jazz / Clarinet

David Krakauer is one of the greatest of all modern Klezmer clarinetists. A veteran of countless bands and ensembles and a founding member of the Klezmatics, his ensemble Klezmer Madness has been forging new roads in the world of Jewish music since the late 1980s. David and Zorn have a long history and friendship that began with Zorn's legendary Kristallnacht recording of 1992, followed thru with David’s guest appearances in various Masada ensembles and the release of his first CD with Klezmer Madness on Tzadik. Here David takes a variety of Masada compositions back to their roots, interpreting them brilliantly as traditional (and not-so-traditional) Klezmer tunes. A fascinating meeting of old and new by two of the most creative musicians in Modern Jewish music!
John Zorn & Banquet Of The Spirits - Caym: Book Of Angels, Volume 17 (2011) {Tzadik TZ 7388}

John Zorn & Banquet Of The Spirits - Caym: Book Of Angels, Volume 17 (2011) {Tzadik TZ 7388}
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Jazz / Modern Jazz / Klezmer / World Traditions Music / Percussion

Banquet of the Spirits is the tight touring band of Cyro Baptista, one of the world's most creative percussionists and one of Zorn's oldest friends and closest collaborators. The veteran of dozens of Zorn film scores, game pieces, bands, tours and compositions. Produced and arranged by the upcoming young bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, who approaches the music with profound understanding, a wild imagination and indefatigable creativity, it features a dynamic band of young lions, truly the very best of the new generation. Each track tounching upon a different world tradition, this dynamic CD brings Zorn's lyrical compositions to life like never before.
John Zorn & Masada String Trio - Haborym: Book Of Angels, Volume 16 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7384}

John Zorn & Masada String Trio - Haborym: Book Of Angels, Volume 16 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7384}
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Jazz / Chamber Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Klezmer

The magical interplay and incredible virtuosity of this exhilarating trio of string masters has made it one of the most beloved and acclaimed of all Masada ensembles. Back now by popular demand for their first studio recording in over five years, their telepathic interplay and endless creativity had never been stronger. Ten more tunes from the rich and inventive Book of Angels featuring moody ballads, hypnotic grooves, intense burners and of course the trademark lyricism of the Masada songbook performed by one of the most acclaimed contemporary ensembles in the world. A long awaited release—essential!
John Zorn & Ben Goldberg Quartet - Baal: Book Of Angels, Volume 15 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7381}

John Zorn & Ben Goldberg Quartet - Baal: Book Of Angels, Volume 15 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7381}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Composition / Klezmer / Clarinet

A mind blowing and fiery new quartet featuring Ben Goldberg, one the true pioneers of Radical Jewish Culture whose groundbreaking group New Klezmer Trio proved an important influence on the Masada legacy. Turning his hand to Masada music in this fabulous all star quartet organized, arranged and conducted by Zorn himself, Ben plays like never before, displaying a sensitive virtuosity and a brilliant sense of sound and space. At times moody, intense, meditative, driving, lyrical and atmospheric, this is brilliant Jewish chamber music from four longtime and intimate members of the Masada family. Absolutely stunning!
John Zorn & The Dreamers - Ipos: Book of Angels, Volume 14 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7380}

John Zorn & The Dreamers - Ipos: Book of Angels, Volume 14 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7380}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition / Klezmer

The dynamic sextet featured in two of Zorn's most recent and popular musical projects-The Dreamers and O'o-jump another level in Ipos, their most beautiful and powerful recording to date. Featuring ten new compositions from the lyrical Book of Angels, the music draws exotica, surf, world music, latin jazz, rock, film music and more into a seductive new musical world. Perfect for the early morning, late at night, at home or in the car, The Dreamers play Masada is truly a magical combination. Powerful new music performed by an all-star band of downtown masters.
John Zorn & Mycale - Mycale: Book of Angels, Volume 13 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7378}

John Zorn & Mycale - Mycale: Book of Angels, Volume 13 (2010) {Tzadik TZ 7378}
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Jazz / A cappella / Vocal Jazz / Klezmer / Avant-Garde / Yiddish

Get ready for a whole new approach to Masada music! Expressive and passionate, Basya Schecter, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Malika Zarra and Sofia Rei Koutsovitis are four of the most creative vocalists around. Each the leader of a dynamic band of their own, they come together here in an intimate a cappella setting to interpret eleven songs from Zorn's remarkable Book of Angels. With lyrics in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, French and Arabic drawn from Rumi, Fernando Pessoa, The Hebrew Bible and more, the Masada vocal project is perhaps the most hauntingly beautiful installments in the entire Angels series. Dynamic and evocative New Jewish Music from four powerful women vocalists!
John Zorn & Masada Quintet ft. Joe Lovano - Stolas: Book of Angels, Vol 12 (2009) {Tzadik TZ 7375}

John Zorn & Masada Quintet ft. Joe Lovano - Stolas: Book of Angels, Vol 12 (2009) {Tzadik TZ 7375}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Klezmer / Modern Composition / Latin Jazz / Yiddish Folk Music

For this very special release in The Book of Angels series, Zorn has brought together five of the most acclaimed musicians in modern jazz to perform nine of his most distinctive and lyrical compositions. Truly a jazz supergroup, these five master musicians explore Zorn's beautiful and exotic tunes with profound melodic and harmonic knowledge and a depth of feeling that is a joy to hear. One of the most breathtaking CDs in the entire Masada series—a touch of the sublime from the beautiful new Masada Quintet!
John Zorn and Garth Knox & The Saltarello Trio - Leonard: Book of Angels, Vol. 30 (2017) {Tzadik TZ 8350}

John Zorn and Garth Knox & The Saltarello Trio - Leonard: Book of Angels, Vol. 30 (2017) {Tzadik TZ 8350}
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Jazz / Classical / Klezmer / Medieval-tinged Classical

Drawing on his vast experience as viola player of the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain and his close collaboration with many of the today’s leading composers, Garth Knox has become a master of many styles. Presenting a completely new interpretation of the “Book of Angels”, the beautiful medieval-tinged arrangements produced by Garth Knox and his group capture the folk song quality of Zorn’s compositions with a lovely and intimate ensemble of strings and percussion. Playing viola and viola d’amore, Garth presents these enigmatic compositions in a new and refreshing light. This penultimate installment of the “Book of Angels” is also one of the most charmingly beautiful.