Tag Archives: Zorn
As is the norm for Zorn, dissonance, cacophony vs silence and lyricism.
Inspired by the character Scout in “To Kill A Mockingbird”, this is yet another exquisite & gorgeous release from Zorn, featuring the Gnostic Trio (harp, guitar, vibraphone). PLAY! PLAY! PLAY!
Begun as a ten year old, Zorn’s explorations of the great variety of sounds that can come out of a guitar with a great variety of tools: balloons, metal rods, violin bows, cymbals, etc.–very short etudes. Wild!
Written for Lou Reed to help him on his spiritual journey after death, these are lovely pieces for guitar, vibes etc. Some of the pieces are more electric, more intense. Play!
Continuing with his cycle of music for the Gnostic Trio (B. Frisell–guitar, C. Emanuel–harp, K. Wollesen–vibes) covering Jewish themes, this is yet another gorgeous, highly lyrical disc with jazz, classical and folk elements. Absolutely play!
Music composed by the prolific Mr. Zorn for piano trio, here expertly rendered by a protean threesome of players. Beauty, mystery, dark rumblings…. An intriguing and rewarding listen if you leave your preconceptions at the door.
Avant-garde composer Zorn and his band Masada take another step into the world of new Jewish music. Influenced by Ornette, this radical and powerful music transports one to the Holyland. It has a classical feel that reveals more with each listen. (DC)
Yet another lovely CD from Zorn, with his preferred trio of Bill Frisell, (guitar) Carol Emanuel (harp) & Kenny Wollesen,(vibraphone, bells) inspired by the works of William Blake. Classical/jazz with some electric guitar occasionally adding a harder edge. Play!