Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan: Book of Angels, Volume 9

SKU TZ 7364
Left-field interpretations of Masada Book Two that give the music a completely different sound. I thought this was just completely great and gave the music a charming/amusing sound that I was not expecting. Highly recommended!

"It's been four years since the brilliant Book of Horizons, and this disc is totally worth the wait for the diehard and initiates alike. All of Zorn's Book of Angels CDs are worth picking up, but this disc outshines them all, namely due to Trey's meticulous production and the exquisite musicianship from the ensemble, including longtime collaborators from Estradasphere Timb Harris, Jason Schimmel, and Tim Smolens. The music is typically all over the place, stylistically, from latin gypsy swing/funk to traditional persian /eastern melodies, Bitches Brew-era electro-jazz, and pretty much everything else you could imagine. Put this disc on and hang on for a wild and satisfying ride. If you are one of the faithful, owning this is a no-brainer."-David Bole

"Spectacular arrangements of Masada compositions by mad alchemist Trey Spruance, mastermind of Secret Chiefs 3 and one of the most brilliant musicians around. Drawing upon an astonishing array of musical styles from Exotica and Surf to Ethiopian Funk and Gypsy Swing, Trey ’s colorful orchestral arrangements perfectly compliment the lyricism and dynamic rhythmic complexity of Zorn’s evocative Book of Angels. Featuring some of the best musicians from the Bay Area, LA and Seattle scenes, this is one of the most compelling installments in the entire Masada series."
  • LabelTzadik
  • UPC702397736424
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