domenica 26 ottobre 2008

The Circle Maker (1998)


Opera parallela a “Bar Kokhba”, il doppio “The Circle Maker” può essere considerato suo degno sequel, presentando anch'esso svariate reinterpretazioni del primo libro di Masada (fino ad allora 9 dischi) composto da John Zorn.
Gli arrangiamenti del primo disco “Issachar” sono tutti eseguiti dal Masada String Trio (Feldman/Friedlander/Cohen) e sono particolarmente dinamici, come nello stile tipico di questa strepitosa formazione. Il secondo disco viene invece affidato, come in origine, al Bar Kokhba Sextet (ovvero la formazione dello String Trio con l'aggiunta di Joey Baron, Marc Ribot e Cyro Baptista), che crea così una perfetta appendice al doppio disco di qualche anno prima.
Il risultato, va da sé, è strabiliante.


On The Circle Maker, Zorn has again exquisitely arranged his popular and adventurous Masada project for string trio and chamber ensemble. The first disc of this outstanding 2CD set, Issachar, features the Masada String Trio: Mark Feldman (violin), Erik Friedlander (cello) and Greg Cohen (bass). The passionate and evocative performances of these three virtuoso musicians shed new light on Zorn's book of inspiring compositions expanding the Jewish tradition. Disc two, Zevulun, features the Bar Kokhba Sextet: Cohen, Feldman and Friedlander, joined by the gifted Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista, guitar wizard Marc Ribot and jazz great Joey Baron on drums. This delightful set is a joyous and extraordinary celebration of Jewish music,The Circle Maker and Bar Kokhba are destined to become two of the most important releases of the late 20th century.


Tracklist:
Disc 1: Issachar (67:13)
1. Tahah (2:30)
2. Sippur (3:21)
3. Karet (1:21)
4. Hadasha (5:36)
5. Taharah (3:51)
6. Mispar (2:47)
7. Ratzah (4:36)
8. Zebdi (1:51)
9. Yatzah (8:14)
10. Malkhut (1:57)
11. Hodaah (3:49)
12. Elilah (3:21)
13. Meholalot (4:54)
14. Kochot (4:58)
15. Lachish (1:30)
16. Shidim (4:32)
17. Aravot (2:58)
18. Moshav (5:06)

Disc 2: Zevulun (54:50)
1. Lilin (6:58)
2. Hazor (4:45)
3. Kisofim (7:23)
4. Khebar (4:54)
5. Laylah (2:57)
6. Teli (4:14)
7. Tevel (4:27)
8. Eitan (2:02)
9. Ner Tamid (2:38)
10. Idalah-Abal (7:41)
11. Gevurah (6:51)

Total Time: 122:03

Line-up:
Disc 1: Masada String Trio
- Greg Cohen / bass
- Mark Feldman / violin
- Erik Friedlander / cello
Disc 2: Bar Kokhba Sextet
- Cyro Baptista / percussion
- Joey Baron / drums
- Greg Cohen / bass
- Mark Feldman / violin
- Erik Friedlander / cello
- Marc Ribot / guitar


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Buon ascolto!

1 commento:

mrgnash ha detto...

One of Zorn's finest achievements :D Thanks!!!