John Zorn. Midsummer Moons. US 2017.
I just don’t believe in ego that much. I don’t think it’s just me. I think you can even just talk about community. I could not do this music without these musicians. It’s about people. Music is about people for me. It’s not about sounds. It’s about putting them into challenging situations. And for me, challenges are opportunities. N.Y. Times. Interview. John Zorn. 2017.
For millennia the moon has been a subject of deep fascination – a symbol of love, lust, madness and dreams. More than a passive observer, it is a powerful force whose brilliant luminosity exerts an intoxicating effect upon the winds, the tides, our emotions and more. This dark and moody CD of music inspired by Shakespearian Lunar imagery features ten lyrical compositions evoking the magic of Sister Moon. Stunningly performed by two of the most fabulous new guitarists working today -Julian Lage and Gyan Riley
All Music: Playing acoustic instruments, the album is classically minded yet mystical as it inspires the listener to contemplate the mysterious. As on ‘Sliver’d in the Moon’s Eclipse,’ this vibe is enhanced when a pedal harp sound is mimicked.
JazzTimes: This is a beautiful and heartfelt program of music for late night contemplation on a romantic midsummer evening.
The Guardian: The excellent performance is enhanced by a perfect production. It seems that every time John Zorn releases an album like this, it is described as his most listenable work. Let “Midsummer Moons” help you to relax.
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdV1cBjaOUI
Full Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_yJ9FdY5o
Artist :John Zorn
John Zorn Trio
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