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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Yoshie Fruchter: Schizophonia: Cantorial Recordings Reimagined

Read "Schizophonia: Cantorial Recordings Reimagined" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A stalwart of New York City's astoundingly creative Judaic music scene, multi-instrumentalist and composer Yoshie Fruchter specializes in one thing: moving on from what he's already accomplished. Though he has two genre-smashing albums of edgy, Judaic jazz- rock-prog fusion on John Zorn's Tzadik label under his belt (Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes, Tzadik Records, 2011, and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Produced By Bill Laswell, Mumpbeak, Self-Titled Debut On Rarenoise Features All-Star Cast

Produced By Bill Laswell, Mumpbeak, Self-Titled Debut On Rarenoise Features All-Star Cast

New York - It is safe to say that you have never before heard anything quite like Mumpbeak. Throbbing with intensity and a sense of mystery and searching on each track and imbued with undeniable virtuosity, this powerhouse outing is a significant extension of the prog-rock legacy established by the likes of King Crimson, Yes, EL&P, ...

Caym: The Book Of Angels Vol. 17

Read "Caym: The Book Of Angels Vol. 17" reviewed by Warren Allen

Caym

The Book of Angels Vol .17

Tzadik

2011

Brazilian master percussionist Cyro Baptista first encountered composer John Zorn back in the early 1980s. Baptista, who has since gone on to work with everyone from singer Paul Simon to cellist Yo Yo Ma, at the time was only recently arrived ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Avishai Cohen: Trumpet Trio Makes Strong Mark

Read "Avishai Cohen: Trumpet Trio Makes Strong Mark" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Avishai Cohen is a trumpeter of substantial talent, working hard on his craft and career, making strides that are tangible. The steps that he takes, the bands that he plays with, are impressive. There are a lot of good young trumpeters out there, and he's situated squarely in their lot.

Early this year, he ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

John Zorn: In Search of the Miraculous

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John Zorn

In Search of the Miraculous

Tzadik

2010

John Zorn's compositions revel in a rare blend of allusion and mystery. His albums often exist both on a self-contained level as individual works of art, yet are simultaneously layered with tokens and tributes to the many artists who have shaped his ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rashanim: The Gathering

Read "The Gathering" reviewed by Warren Allen

Jon Madof was studying jazz and rock guitar when he first heard John Zorn and Masada, playing what Zorn eventually termed “radical Jewish music." Masada's sound, imbued with the fire of rock and the dynamic improvisation of jazz--and combined with the powerful roots of Hebraic modes and Middle Eastern rhythms--became an inspiration to make something new ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits: Infinito

Read "Infinito" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Multi-talented percussionist Cyro Baptista may have the most dazzlingly eclectic resumé in contemporary music. He's performed and recorded with mainstream jazzers like Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis; downtown experimentalists like John Zorn and Laurie Anderson; pop icons like Sting and Paul Simon and major Brazilian stars like Milton Nascimento and Ivan Lins. And he may be ...