alhambra love songs (2009)

Track Listing


Mountain View (For Vince Guaraldi) 5:08 
Novato (For Mike Patton) 3:49 
Pacifica (For Harry Smith) 5:16 
Benicia (For Paul Canales) 4:16 
Half Moon Bay (For Lyn Hejinian) 4:39 
Moraga (For Clint Eastwood) 3:50 
Tamalpais (For Elissa Guest) 4:07 
Larkspur (For Willie Winant) 3:39 
Alhambra Blues (For Mo Siegel) 4:23 
Miramar (For Terry Riley) 1:23 
Tiburon (For David Lynch) 5:28


Rob Burger: Piano  
Greg Cohen: Bass  
Ben Perowsky: Drums



All music composed and arranged by John Zorn  
Produced by John Zorn  
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama  
Recorded and mixed October 2008 by Marc Urselli 
Mastered at Masterdisk - Scott Hull  
Photo by Scott Irvine
Design - Heung-Heung Chin


In an easy listening mode, Alhambra Love Songs is Zorn’s touching and lyrical ode to the San Francisco/Bay Area and the wonderful artists who have made it their home. Including tributes to artists as diverse as Vince Guaraldi, Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, Mike Patton and Harry Smith, the music is some of the most beautiful and soothing Zorn has ever written. Touching on the jazz/pop/funk trios of Vince Guaraldi and Ramsey Lewis, the music is scored for a remarkable piano trio of Rob Burger (Rufus Wainwright, Marianne Faithfull, Laurie Anderson), Greg Cohen (Ornette Coleman, Masada, Burt Bacharach) and Ben Perowsky (Uri Caine, Steve Bernstein, John Lurie). Evocative and endlessly listenable, this is perhaps the single most charming cd in Zorn’s entire catalog, and will appeal to fans of Vince Guaraldi, Ahmad Jamal, Henry Mancini and even George Winston!

Series:  Archival Series

Catalogue Number:  TZA7374

Release Date:  May 2009