the unknown masada (2003)

Track Listing  

1. Kinyan  4:50
2. Olamim 3:48
3. Vehuel  5:32
4. Shofetim  3:02
5. Partzuf  4:32
6. Zarach  6:57
7. Shagal  6:46
8. Herem  5:06
9. Kadmut  4:44
10. Zemaraim  3:32
11. Demai  6:22
12. Belimah  4:09
  


Personnel  

Fantomas: Mike Patton, Buzz Osborne, Trevor Dunn, Dave Lombardo
Naftule's Dream:  Glenn Dickson, Gary Bohan, Brandon Seabrook, Michael McLaughlin, Jim Gray, Eric Rosenthal
Psamim:  Zahava Seewald, Michael Grebil, Tuur Florizoone
Rashanim: Shan Ezra Blumenkranz, Mathias Kunzli, Jon Madof
Ruins: Yoshidi Tatsuya
Greg Cohen
Dave Douglas 
Erik Friedlander 
Sid Gauld
Koby Israelite 
Eyvind Kang 
Julian Kytasty 
Andy Laster
Ikue Mori
Ben Perowsky
Jamie Saft 
Yaron Stavi
Satoshi Takeishi
Stomu Takeishi
Greg Tardy
John Telfer
Wadada Leo Smith
John Zorn


  

Track Information  

1. KINYAN

Erik Friedlander: Cello, Mandolin, Engineer   
Andy Laster: Saxophone, Clarinet    
Satoshi Takeishi: Percussion    
Stomu Takeishi: Bass    

Arranged by Erik Friedlander

2. OLAMIM

Jon Madof: Guitar
Shan Ezra Blumenkranz: Electric Bass
Mathias Kunzli: Drums, Percussion
Jamie Saft: Engineer  

Arranged by Rashanim

3. VEHUEL 

Dave Douglas: Trumpet, Fender Rhodes
Greg Tardy: Tenor Saxophone
John Zorn: Alto Saxophone  
Greg Cohen: Bass
Ben Perowsky: Drums
Jamie Saft: Engineer

Arranged by Dave Douglas

4. SHOFETIM

Yoshidi Tatsuya: All Instruments, Voice

Arranged by Yoshidi Tatsuya

5.  PARTZUF

Glenn Dickson: Clarinet
Gary Bohan: Trumpet
Brandon Seabrook: Electric Guitar
Michael McLaughlin: Piano
Jim Gray: Tuba
Eric Rosenthal: Drums
Mark Tanzer: Engineer

Arranged by Michael McLaughlin

6. ZARACH

Jamie Saft: All Instruments, Engineer

Arranged by Jamie Saft

7. SHAGAL

Zahava Seewald: Vocals
Michael Grebil: Oud, Medieval Fiddle, Ceterina d'Amore
Tuur Florizoone:  Accordion
Solomon ibn Gabirol: Text
Geert De Wit: Recording and Mixing Engineer

Arranged by Seewald/Grebli/Florizoone

8. HEREM

Koby Isrealite: Drums, Percussion, Accordion, Guitars, Keys, Clarinet, Vocals, Engineer
Yaron Stavi:  Upright Bass. Guitar
Sid Gault: Flugelhorn
John Telfer: Baritone Sax

Arranged by Koby Israelite 

9. KADMUT

Julian Kytasty: Bandura

Arranged by Julian Kytasty

10. ZEMARAIM

Mike Patton: Voice, Electronics
Buzz Osborne: Guitar
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Dave Lombardo: Drums

Arranged by Trevor Dunn

11. DEMAI

Wadada Leo Smith: Trumpet
Ikue Mori: Laptop, Electronics
Jamie Saft: Engineer

Arranged by Smith/Mori

12. BELIMAH

Eyvind Kang: All Instruments

Arranged by Eyvind Kang



Production

All music composed by John Zorn  
Produced by the Artists themselves
Executive Producer - John Zorn
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama  
Recorded January -May 2003
Mastering - Scott Hull at Hit Factory Mastering, NYC
K2 Technology by JVC America
Cover Painting (Ma'dah 2000) - Karen Liebowitz
Design - Heung-Heung Chin  
  

TZADIK Blurb  

The third installment in this Tenth Year celebration is the most exciting yet. Fourteen tunes from Zorn’s legendary Masada songbook that have never been heard before. Performed and arranged by an incredible lineup of musicians, the music here touches upon hard rock, world beat, klezmer and jazz, often all in the same arrangement! Highlights include a lyrical ballad by Wadada Leo Smith, two explosive rock tracks by the powerful Japanese duo the Ruins and Mike Patton’s Fantomas, and a gorgeous solo performance by Ukrainian bandura virtuoso Julian Kytasty.


Series:  Radical Jewish Culture, Masada Tenth Year  
  

Catalogue Number:  TZ7181  
  

Release Date:  July 2003