JOHN ZORN (composer, arranger & conductor)
1st recording of the Masada chamber sextet, Bar Kokhba in 10 years . All star musicians Mark Feldman: violin; Erik Friedlander: cello; Marc Ribot: guitar; Greg Cohen: bass; Joey Baron: drums; Cyro Baptista: percussion. Sephardic melodies WOW!
****1: 5:59 fast and GREAT violin, percussion and guitar, nice bass at end.
***2: 6:08 slow plucked 7 bowed strings,great guitar picking, nice mellow sound, big bass.
***3: 3:22 mid tempo, mellow Great guitar
****4: 6:13 fast GREAT percussion, GREAT searing guitar & violin, locked bass
5: 3:49 mid fast
****6: 7:55 slow to mid, haunting bass, beautiful guitar work & bowed strings, minimal percussion
7: 3:02 poppy tune, think modern "Fiddler on the Roof" nice bass work
****8: 9:54 mid fast, guitar-percussion jam,
***9: 4:59 slower guitar, bowed strings,, nice guitar, bass & cello.
10: 3:25 mid fast, fast bowed strings, D Farrell 05/2008