Masada: Beit

Masada: Beit, also known as Masada 2, is a 1995 album by American jazz composer and saxophonist John Zorn.[1] It is the second album of Masada recordings.

Masada: Beit
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Studio album by
Released1995
RecordedFebruary 20, 1994
GenreJazz
Length61:02
LabelDIW DIW 889
ProducerJohn Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama
Masada chronology
Masada: Alef
(1994)
Masada: Beit
(1995)
Masada: Gimel
(1995)
John Zorn chronology
Masada: Alef
(1994)
Masada: Beit
(1995)
The Art of Memory
(1995)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review by Jim Smith awarded the album 4½ stars stating "John Zorn's absorption of klezmer motifs into avant-garde jazz is remarkable in itself, but even more extraordinary is Masada's utter command of the two genres' fiercely visceral energies... Simply stated, this is one of jazz's greatest groups".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by John Zorn.
  1. "Piram" - 7:08
  2. "Hadasha" - 10:05
  3. "Lachish" - 2:25
  4. "Rachab" - 4:47
  5. "Peliyot" - 4:32
  6. "Achshaph" - 2:44
  7. "Sansanah" - 7:09
  8. "Ravayah" - 3:19
  9. "Sahar" - 6:12
  10. "Tirzah" - 8:47
  11. "Shilhim" - 2:18
  • Recorded at RPM, New York City on February 20, 1994

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Masada World: Beit, accessed January 6, 2020
  2. ^ a b Smith, J. Allmusic Review accessed July 25, 2011