Gnosis: The Inner Light (2021)

Track Listing: 

1. Gnosis  6:31 
2. Poimandres  4:16 
3. Dance Of The Cross  8:00 
4. Three Forms Of First Thought  2:08
5. Kephalaia  4:52
6. Parthian Songs  6:50
7. Prayer Of The Messenger  3:25
8. Sophia+Wisdom  3:21
9. Garment Of Light  3:12


Bill Frisell - Guitar
John Medeski - Organ, Piano, Fender Rhodes
Carol Emanuel - Harp
Kenny Wollesen - Vibraphone


All music composed, arranged and conducted by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and mixed September 24-26 by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Cover Art Escaliers des sage (1689) by Coenders Van Helpen
Design - Chippy Heung Heung Chin 
Notes - John Zorn 


A sublime and transcendent memorial to one of Zorn’s earliest mentors—Ennio Morricone. Featuring the soulful guitar of Bill Frisell set within the magical sonorities of vibraphone, harp and bells the music takes on an epic orchestral sweep with the added presence of special guest keyboard wizard John Medeski on organ and piano. Filled with beautiful harmonies, a driving rhythmic pulse and stunning lyri-cism, this is some of the most lush and spiritual music Zorn has ever written. Truly music of the Angels—intimate chamber music to heal an aching heart performed by one of the world's most ethereal ensembles.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8377 

Release Date:  February 5, 2021