astaroth - book of angels volume 1 (2005)

Track Listing    

1. Shalmiel  5:26
2. Ygal  8:09
3. Astaroth  6:10
4. Ezeqeel  4:21
5. Ariel  6:28
6. Sturiel  5:05
7. Baal-Peor  7:10
8. Pursan  2:22
9. Lelahel  9:02
10. Beleth  5:59


Greg Cohen: Bass  
Ben Perowsky: Drums  
Jamie Saft: Piano


All music composed by John Zorn    
Arranged by Jamie Saft  
Produced by John Zorn  
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama     
Recorded by Michael McCoy, February 4, 2005 At Frank Booth, Brooklyn
Mastering - Scott Hull at Jigsaw Sound, NYC 
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin)  

TZADIK Blurb  

In the final months of 2004, John Zorn wrote over 300 new tunes for his popular Masada project, and he now initiates a new series of recordings featuring the best players out of the burgeoning Masada family in dynamic units performing compositions from Masada Book Two—The Book of Angels. This first volume features Jamie Saft in an acoustic piano trio reminiscent of the best in the genre. Bill Evans, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock, Vince Guaraldi and even the Bagels and Bongos of Catskills pianist Irving Fields become touchstones for this remarkably interactive group that includes Greg Cohen (Masada, Ornette Coleman) on bass and Ben Perowsky (Uri Caine, John Scofield) on drums. Playing with the fire and passion one has come to expect from the Masada family, this soulful and imaginative trio sets new standards for versatility and excellence in the piano trio format. This group is pure magic and they have created one of the most exciting and enjoyable CDs in the Tzadik catalog. Absolutely breathtaking.

Series:  Book Of AngelsArchival Series  

Catalogue Number:  TZ7348 

Release Date:  June 2005