spinoza (2022)

Track Listing

1. Immanence  22:12 
2. Spinoza  20:00


Matt Hollenberg - Guitar 
John Medeski - Organ, Fender Rhodes Piano 
Kenny Grohowski - Drums 
Bill Frisell - Guitar (track 1)
John Zorn - Alto Sax (track 2)


All music composed, arranged and conducted by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and Mixed Nov. 27-29, 2021 by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound, NYC 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Notes by Jeremy Fogel
Design - Chippy (Heung Heung Chin) 
Bill Frisell appears courtesy of Blue Note Records


Spinoza is Zorn’s latest creation for the searing jazz-metal trio Simulacrum—perhaps the most extreme organ trio ever. Inspired by the life and thought of one of the world’s greatest philosophers he has composed two extended concerti: one for guitar genius Bill Frisell, and another featuring himself on saxophone. The musical mosaic flows seamlessly from one world to another, touching upon heavy metal, jazz, minimalism, atonality, noise, ambient moods, funk, and so much more. A musical vision as radical as the philosophy of Spinoza himself, this is one of Zorn’s greatest recent works—an essential and exhilarating project as powerful as it is sensitive. Cinema for the ears!

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8388 

Release Date:  April 15, 2022