the gift (2001)

Track Listing 

1. Makahaa  5:18
2. The Quiet Surf  3:15
3. Samarkan  6:39
4. Train To Thiensan  3:52
5. Snake Catcher  6:30
6. Mao's Moon  5:17 
7. Cutting Stone  7:08 
8. La Flor Del Barrio  3:10 
9. Bridge To The Beyond  5:30
10. Makahaa (Reprise)  4:34 


Cyro Baptista: Percussion 
Joey Baron: Drums 
Jennifer Choi: Violin 
Greg Cohen: Bass 
Dave Douglas: Trumpet 
Trevor Dunn: Bass 
Mike Patton: Voice 
Raman Ramakishnan: Cello 
Marc Ribot: Guitar 
Masumi Rostad: Viola 
Ned Rothenberg: Shakuhachi 
Jamie Saft: Organ, Wurlitzer Piano, Piano, Keyboards 
John Zorn: Piano, Theremin


All music composed and arranged by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded at Frank Booth by Jamie Saft
Mastering at Foothill Digital by Allan Tucker 
Paintings by Trevor Brown - Akino Kondo 
Illustration and Design - Heung-Heung Chin


A beautiful and lyrical exploration of surf, exotica, easy listening and world beat, The Gift is an honest and heartfelt offering to music lovers the world over: an invitation to forget about the worries and cares of the world; to sit back and relax. Featuring Marc Ribot (Postizos), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), Cyro Baptista (Herbie Hancock), Jamie Saft (Bobby Previte), Joey Baron (Masada) and many special guests, this is the album Naked City fans have been waiting for. A side of John Zorn you’ve rarely heard, the music of The Gift is both relaxing and stimulating, like feeling perfectly at home in a place you’ve never been before. John Zorn "for lovers only."

Series :  Archival Series, Music Romance Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ7332

Release Date:  April 2001