Beyond Babylon

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
On his second album fronting his band Sadawi, trumpeter and composer Paul Brody continues his work in the avant-klezmer trenches, helping to drag that hundred-year-old music kicking and screaming into the 21st century. On Beyond Babylon he shows his unwillingness to be constrained by any ghetto boundaries, opening the album with an extended deconstruction of the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" which features a hair-raisingly skronky banjo solo by Brandon Seabrook, and making use of elements of both dub on the contemplative and lovely "Timepeace", and rock note the guitar parts on "Fragment of Kafka's Friend" as well as lots and lots of modern jazz. Most of the album is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
On his second album fronting his band Sadawi, trumpeter and composer Paul Brody continues his work in the avant-klezmer trenches, helping to drag that hundred-year-old music kicking and screaming into the 21st century. On Beyond Babylon he shows his unwillingness to be constrained by any ghetto boundaries, opening the album with an extended deconstruction of the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" which features a hair-raisingly skronky banjo solo by Brandon Seabrook, and making use of elements of both dub on the contemplative and lovely "Timepeace", and rock note the guitar parts on "Fragment of Kafka's Friend" as well as lots and lots of modern jazz. Most of the album is thrilling; Brody's take on the David Krakauer composition "Klezmer à la Bechet" is a joyful romp in five/four meter, "Glass Dance" is a masterful chamber jazz excursion featuring guest Alan Bern on melodica; Brody's own "An Eye for a You" struts out like a brazen shtetl girl daring someone to dance with her. Only the scattershot and static "Masks and Faces" fails to impress. Highly recommended overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Tzadik
  • UPC: 702397718826
  • Catalog Number: 7188
  • Sales rank: 336,529

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Two Be Simple - Paul Brody (5:35)
  2. 2 Basketball Barmitzva - Paul Brody (3:35)
  3. 3 A Fragment of Kafka's Friend - Paul Brody (5:54)
  4. 4 Masks and Faces - Paul Brody (6:19)
  5. 5 Timepeace - Paul Brody (5:47)
  6. 6 Klezmer a la Bechet - Paul Brody (8:53)
  7. 7 Golem Khosidl - Paul Brody (9:52)
  8. 8 Glass Dance - Paul Brody (4:07)
  9. 9 An Eye for a You - Paul Brody (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Brody's Sadawi Primary Artist
Paul Brody Indexed Contributor, Trumpet, Group Member
Alan Bern Accordion, Melodica
Martin Lillich Bass, Group Member
Eric Rosenthal Drums
Jan Hermerschmidt Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Group Member
Brandon Seabrook Banjo, Guitar, electronics, Group Member
Jan Hermerschmidt Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Technical Credits
Ben Goldberg Composer
David Krakauer Composer
Frank London Composer
John Zorn Executive Producer
Scott Hull Mastering
Paul Brody Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
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