a vision in blakelight (2012)

Track Listing: 

1. When The Morning Stars Sang Together  5:28 
2. The Hammer Of Los  3:58 
3. Jerusalem  5:15 
4. Prophecy  3:10 
5. And He Rode Upon The Cherubim  5:09 
6. Marriage Of Heaven And Hell  4:18 
7. Woman Clothed With The Sun  5:20 
8. Shadows In Ancient Time  5:40 
9. Island In The Moon  7:06 
10. Night Thoughts  4:55


Cyro Baptista: Percussion 
Joey Baron: Drums 
Trevor Dunn: Bass 
Carol Emanuel: Harp 
John Medeski: Piano, Organ 
Kenny Wollesen: Vibes, Bells 
Jack Huston: Reading From Blake's Jerusalem


All music composed, arranged and conducted by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Art And Text by William Blake
Recorded and mixed December 2011 at EastSide Sound, NYC by Marc Urselli 
Mastering by Scott Hull
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) 
Special Thanks To Laila, Jeremiah & Jack


Inspired by the spiritual mythology of William Blake, A Vision in Blakelight is the latest in Zorn’s continuing series of 21st century mystical works. With a cinematic sweep reminiscent of his best film scores the music is alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative. Featuring the Nova quartet augmented by harp and percussion—and the charismatic Jack Huston reciting from Blake’s Jerusalem on one mysterious track—this suite of ten instrumental miniatures references jazz, classical, easy listening, film music and minimalism. A lovely and varied suite reflecting the humanistic philosophy of the immortal visionary William Blake with a dramatic and brilliant lyricism.

Series:  Archival Series, Mystic Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8303

Release Date:  September 2012