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Unknown Masada

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
OK, by now everyone familiar with John Zorn's Masada project should realize that it's actually a songbook, and not a band per se. Unknown Masada is the third installment in the Masada 10th Anniversary series, presenting tunes from the book that had not been recorded to this point. As you might expect, there is a tremendous amount of stylistic diversity here, from the very traditional sound of Julian Kytasty to the very untraditional sounds of Fantômas. In fact, listeners more familiar with The Circle Maker or Bar Kokhba might not be prepared for some of the hard rock treatments of some of these tunes. Zahava Seewald, Erik Friedlander's Topaz, and Kytasty represent the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
OK, by now everyone familiar with John Zorn's Masada project should realize that it's actually a songbook, and not a band per se. Unknown Masada is the third installment in the Masada 10th Anniversary series, presenting tunes from the book that had not been recorded to this point. As you might expect, there is a tremendous amount of stylistic diversity here, from the very traditional sound of Julian Kytasty to the very untraditional sounds of Fantômas. In fact, listeners more familiar with The Circle Maker or Bar Kokhba might not be prepared for some of the hard rock treatments of some of these tunes. Zahava Seewald, Erik Friedlander's Topaz, and Kytasty represent the more traditional end of the spectrum, while Koby Israelite, Jon Madof, and Jamie Saft give more of a hard rock sound to their tracks. Wadada Leo Smith's track features a very spare trumpet melody over a queasy soundscape supplied by Ikue Mori. Fantômas takes the hard edge a step further to be expected, but the prog rock feel of both Tatsuya Yoshida and Eyvind Kang is somewhat unexpected. In fact, Kang's treatment of "Belimah" almost sounds like a lost early-'70s King Crimson outtake! Track highlights include "Kinyan" Friedlander, "Vehuel" Dave Douglas, featuring Greg Tardy and Zorn himself, "Zarach" Saft, and "Belimah" Kang. The Zorn crowd tends to follow his every move and usually know what to expect; the uninitiated should probably approach this one with some caution.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • Label: Tzadik
  • UPC: 702397718123
  • Catalog Number: 7181
  • Sales rank: 173,386

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kinyan (4:50)
  2. 2 Olamim - Rashanim (3:48)
  3. 3 Vehuel - Dave Douglas (5:33)
  4. 4 Shofetim - Tatsuya Yoshida (3:03)
  5. 5 Partzuf - Naftule's Dream (4:24)
  6. 6 Zarach - Jamie Saft (6:59)
  7. 7 Shagal - Zahava Seewald (6:47)
  8. 8 Herem - Koby Israelite (5:08)
  9. 9 Kadmut - Julian Kytasty (4:44)
  10. 10 Zemaraim - Fantômas (3:36)
  11. 11 Demai - Wadada Leo Smith (6:22)
  12. 12 Belimah - Eyvind Kang (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Zorn Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Wadada Leo Smith Trumpet
Gary Bohan Trumpet
Greg Cohen Bass, Guitar
Glenn Dickson Clarinet
Dave Douglas Trumpet, fender rhodes
Trevor Dunn Bass
Erik Friedlander Mandolin, Cello
Sid Gauld Flugelhorn
Andy Laster Clarinet, Saxophone
Dave Lombardo Drums
Ikue Mori electronics
Mike Patton Vocals, electronics
Ben Perowsky Drums
Satoshi Takeishi Percussion
Greg Tardy Tenor Saxophone
Stomu Takeishi Bass
Zahava Seewald Vocals
Buzz Osborne Guitar
Tatsuya Yoshida Vocals
Jim Gray Tuba
Michael McLaughlin Piano
Eric Rosenthal Drums
John Telfer Baritone Saxophone
Brandon Seabrook Electric Guitar
Mathias Kunzli Percussion, Drums
Julian Kytasty Bandurria
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Jon Madof Guitar
Koby Israelite Guitar, Percussion, Accordion, Drums
Yaron Stavi Guitar, Upright Bass
Tuur Florizoone Accordion
Michaël Grébil Oud
Rashanim Track Performer
Technical Credits
Wadada Leo Smith Arranger
Dave Douglas Arranger
Trevor Dunn Arranger
Erik Friedlander Arranger
Ikue Mori Arranger
Mark Tanzer Engineer
John Zorn Composer, Executive Producer
Scott Hull Mastering
Jamie Saft Arranger, Engineer, Instrumentation
Zahava Seewald Arranger
Tatsuya Yoshida Arranger, Instrumentation
Eyvind Kang Arranger, Instrumentation
Albert Einstein Quotes Researched & Compiled
Michael McLaughlin Arranger
Julian Kytasty Arranger
Geert DeWit Engineer
Tuur Florizoone Arranger
Michaël Grébil Arranger
Arthur Hertzberg Quotes Researched & Compiled
Karen Liebowitz Cover Painting
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