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Episode #3509

With John Zorn

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and musical ringleader John Zorn (add “genius” in there too – he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship) joins us for this New Sounds program to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.  Comprised of over 300 tunes, the Book of Angels is inspired by traditional Jewish music and at various points combines jazz with elements of psych-rock, many world music traditions, brass band parades, and thrash metal.  On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Zorn came by the studio to present music from just some of the recordings of The Book of Angels.  Listen to selections by Secret Chiefs (members of Mr. Bungle), pianist Uri Caine, Pat Metheny, the Masada Quintet featuring Joe Lovano, Mycale (a vocal quartet), cellist Erik Friedlander, and many others.  The rest of the music, which was too much to fit into one New Sounds show is part of this Bonus Podcast.

Visit www.zornat60.com  for a full listing of events during the citywide celebration of Zorn@60 throughout New York.

PROGRAM #3509–With John Zorn for Masada Book 2 (First aired on 9/12/2013)             

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Uri Caine

Moloch: Book of Angels Volume 6

Tufrial [4:05]

Tzadik 7360
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Bar Kokhba Sextet

Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10

Dalquiel [6:08]

Tzadik 7367
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Secret Chiefs

Xaphan Book of Angels Volume 9

Omael [4:01]

Tzadik 7364
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Mycale
(Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Voice
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Voice
Basya Schecter: Voice
Malika Zarra: Voice)

Mycale: Book of Angels Volume 13

Asaph [3:19]

Tzadik 7378
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Masada Quintet, feat. Joe Lovano
(Joey Baron: Drums
Uri Caine: Piano
Greg Cohen: Bass
Dave Douglas: Trumpet
Joe Lovano: Tenor Saxophone
John Zorn: Alto Sax)

Stolas: The Book of Angels Volume 12

Haamiah [4:20]

Tzadik 7375
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(Cyro Baptista’s) Banquet of the Spirits 

Caym: The Book Of Angels Volume 17

Zaphaniah [3:53]

Tzadik 7388
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Erik Friedlander

Volac: Book of Angels Volume 8

Sannul [1:19]

Tzadik 7363
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Pat Metheny

Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels Volume  20

Tharsis [5:54]

Tzadik 8307
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