mardi 26 février 2019

The Book Beri'ah en albums individuels

Spike Orchestra: The Book Beri’ah Vol 3--Binah [#5103]
Based in London, The Spike Orchestra is one of the most adventurous Big Bands working today, blending jazz, rock, klezmer, cartoon music and the avant garde into a cohesive and compelling whole. Their first Masada project Cerberus was a surprise hit and one of the most powerful and imaginative interpretations in the entire Book of Angels series. Here they top that spectacular CD with new interpretations from The Book Beri’ah. With influences ranging from Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Zorn and the most experimental side of the Stan Kenton organization, Spike Orchestra creates an incredibly varied program of Masada music at its rocking best. Astonishing big band jazz leading us into the 21st century.
(Release date: March 2019)

Julian Lage and Gyan Riley: The Book Beri'ah Vol 4 -- Chesed [#5104]
The duo of Julian Lage and Gyan Riley is now legendary. Featuring a high level of virtuosity tempered by elegance, love, respect and impeccable taste, their work with Zorn has produced a variety of masterpieces—a magical set of Bagatelles, the sweet midnight music of Midsummer Moons and the rocking new band Insurrection. Here they pour their soulful mastery into ten compositions from The Book Beri’ah and their magical interplay is at its most telepathic as they work every possible variation out of these lyrical and adventurous Zorn compositions. Intimate and imaginative, this is music that will appeal to guitar fans, jazz fans, Jewish music fans and more!
(Release date: April 2019)

Abraxas: The Book Beri'ah Vol 5 -- Gevurah [#5105]
Blending a punk rock sensibility with Sephardic tribalism via a taste of North African Gnawa magic, Abraxas is one of the most primal and rocking ensembles in the Masada family. After extensive touring with music from the Book of Angels, they stormed into Bill Laswell’s studio to record an even more intense CD of Masada Book Three. Upheld by the pulsating sound of Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz’s gimbri and the dynamic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, Aram Bajakian and Eyal Maoz push their guitars to the limits. Hypnotic grooves and trance-inducing guitar solos with arrangements that stop on a dime create a CD of white hot intensity.
(Release date: May 2019)

Déjà parus :

Sofía Rei And JC Maillard : The Book Beri’ah Vol 1--Keter [#5101]

The fabulous voice of Sofía Rei has graced several Zorn vocal projects, from the acappella quartet Mycale to the dynamic Song Project, and here she interprets eight compositions from the Book Beri’ah—the third and last book completing the Masada legacy. Featuring the remarkable JC Maillard on saz bass, the arrangements are incredibly varied, and range from lyrical heartfelt ballads to driving grooves. Intimate and intensely personal, this is one of the most unique Masada CDs in the entire series! Unforgettable. 

Cleric :  The Book Beri’ah Vol 2--Chokhma [#5102]
At the forefront of the new rock complexity, Cleric is one of the most cutting edge bands out of the experimental Metal community. Here they put their hand to nine compositions from Masada Book Three. Masada fans since they were in their teens, the band has put an extra measure of creativity into this project, weaving the tunes into insane arrangements of epic proportions. Outrageous, exhilarating and intense music that combines Metal with modern classical, jazz and the Jewish tradition. You have never heard such sounds in your life! 

The Dreamers en vinyle

(Limited Edition) Vinyl  

John Zorn: Pellucidar -- A Dreamers Fantabula [#6006]

A beautiful vinyl pressing of Zorn’s most delightful and popular instrumental unit The Dreamers performing nine compositions inspired by the imaginary worlds of fantasy literature. Featuring some of Zorn’s catchiest hooks and plenty of fiery solos from Ribot, Saft and Wollesen, Pellucidar blends soul, surf, jazz, minimalism, rumba, tango, samba, exotica and more in classic Dreamers style. Bathed in a fabulous gatefold jacket filled with colorful original art by Tzadik’s exclusive designer Chippy, this long-awaited vinyl version of this modern exotica classic was lovingly remastered and is pressed on virgin vinyl.
(Release date: May 2019)

Parution de mai - Hierophant

John Zorn: The Hierophant [#8363]

The Hierophant is a spectacular new suite of Zorn compositions drawing inspiration from the mystic world of the Tarot. Scored for classic jazz piano trio, the music is powerful and varied, hitting upon a wide range of styles, emotions and moods. Passionately performed by three members of Zorn’s inner circle—Brian Marsella (piano) Trevor Dunn (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums) these magical and moving pieces are not like any piano trio you have ever heard. Thrilling and beautiful modern chamber music featuring three new music virtuosos at the very height of their powers!
(Release date: May 2019)

dimanche 24 février 2019

En vrac (89)

Concerts :
- Uri Caine joue Masada Book of Angels : Vienne, Ljubljana, Rotterdam, Gent, 18-22 mars.
- John Zorn, série Composer Portrait au théâtre Miller; 5 premières mondiales.
- Songs for Petra, Philadelphie, 8 mars.
- Improv nights, John Zorn et cie, Happylucky no.1, Brooklyn, 1er et 2 mars.
- Bagatelles Marathon, Jazz Festival Ljubljana, 19 juin.

Comptes-rendus :
- Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman jouent Zorn, Festival Sons d'hiver (Jazz Magazine) + (Sons d'hiver).
- Abraxas, Rijkevorsel, Belgique (Draaiomjeoren, en néerlandais).

Chronique de disque :
- Quatuor Molinari, les quatre premiers quatuors de John Zorn.

Nouvelles :
- Gil Roman travaille sur une chorégraphie réglée sur la musique de John Zorn (texte et vidéo,

Audio :
Moonchild, London, 2006.

Photos :
- John Zorn et Scott Hull.
- Des archives Azzurromatto, Naked City, John Zorn, Genève juillet 1991 : 1 - 2.

Courts vidéos :
- Le Quatuor Molinari lors de l'enregistrement des quatuors de Zorn.
- Petra Haden pratique une nouvelle chanson pour ‘Songs For Petra’.

Textes :
- Zorn Of Plenty (The New York Jewish Week). 
- Why is John Zorn so important? (Theatre Miller).
- The Invisible Village, Sasha Frere-Jones on the music of John Zorn (Artforum).

mardi 12 février 2019

mardi 5 février 2019

En vrac (88)

Vidéos :
- Uri Caine plays Book of Angel, Bologne, 2014.
- Abraxas, Milan :1 - 2.
- Naked City, The Knitting Factory, 1992.
- Sofia Rei et JC Maillard.
- Naked City - Montreux Jazz Festival, Casino de Montreux, 1990.
- Naked City - The Marquee, New York,992.
- Masada - The Knitting Factory, New York, 1993.
- John Zorn's Cobra Feat. Mike Patton - The Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israël, 2008.
- Moonchild, Chili, 2013.
- Masada, Chili, 2012.

Audio :
- New Voices from Japan (Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Yamataka Eye, John Zorn, Mike Patton, Makigami Koichi, Ikue Mori) - The Japan Society, New York City, 2006.
- Naked City (with Mike Patton) - Summer Jazz Days, Sala Kongresowa, Varsovie, 2003.
- Hemophiliac (John Zorn, Mike Patton, Ikue Mori) - The Opium Den, Taipei, Taiwan, 1997.
- Simulacrum - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphie, 2015.
- Painkiller - Banlieues Bleues Festival, France, 1992.
- Naked City - Tampere Jazz Happening Festival, Tampere, Finlande, 1989.
- Cobra avec les musiciens de Mr Bungle, San Francisco, 1998.
- John Zorn, Mike Patton, David Slusser, William Winant - Slim's, San Francisco, 1998.

Concerts :
- Fred Frith Trio avec Okkyung Lee et John Zorn, 27 septembre, The Stone, New York.
- Uri Caine plays Zorn, Rotterdam, 20 mars.
- Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley, John Zorn, The Chapel, San Francisco, 17-18 mai.
- Bagatelles Marathon, Marseille, 26 juillet.
- Songs for Petra (Petra Haden, Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder, Kenny Wollesen et Jesse Harris), 9 mars, National Sawdust. 

Photos :
- John Zorn et Bill Laswell, Milan, 6 novembre 2018 (17 photos).
- Tournée européenne d'Abraxas : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
- Zorn / Bad Alchemy.
- Abraxas, Varsovie, 2015.
- John Zorn, julian Lage, Gyan Riley et Bill Frisell en studio.
- Partition de Zorn pour Lage-Riley-Frisell.
- Zorn et Gyan Riley en studio.
- 10 aquarelles représentant Zorn.

Textes :
- Everything is extremely exposed – Gyan Riley talks Chesed, Sprig, working on Masada & The Bagatelles and his duo with Julian Lage (The Music and Myth).

Nouvelle pièce de musique de concert :
Rμν-½gμνR=8πΤμν (2018) • duration: 10'
Subtitled "Thought Experiments for String Quartet and Vibraphone" this is a powerful mini concerto for vibes and string quartet. The title is a version of Einstein's field equation for general relativity. 

Vidéo - Frode Haltli, Road runner



dimanche 3 février 2019

Quatuor Molinari

Le Quatuor Molinari joue les 4 premiers quatuors à cordes de John Zorn. Cd et téléchargement disponibles :

A paraître en mars - The Hermetic Organ vol.6

A paraître en mars :

John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ Vol 6--For Edgar Allan Poe [#8362]
In these two spectacular performances Zorn literally “pulls out all the stops” in paying tribute to one of his favorite writers, the legendary Edgar Allan Poe, whose fantastical creations continue to capture the imagination of those interested in the dark side. Calling upon the Angels in two extended improvisations inspired by the haunting and frightening imagery of one of the world’s masters of fantasy and the imagination, the music features some of the strangest sounds you have ever heard come out of the instrument. This is organ improvisation at its most outrageous and macabre. You have never heard such sounds!
(Release date: March 2019)