Masada: Dalet

Masada: Dalet, also known as Masada 4, is a 1995 EP by American composer and saxophonist John Zorn. It is the fourth album of Masada recordings.[1] The original pressing of this album was never available for retail sale as it was given away by DIW in exchange of the proof of buying the first three Masada albums up to June 1995. It was reissued in 1997 as a regular release.

Masada: Dalet
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Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 20, 1994, RPM, NYC
LabelDIW DIW 923
ProducerJohn Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama
Masada chronology
Masada: Gimel
Masada: Dalet
Masada: Hei
John Zorn chronology
Masada: Gimel
Masada: Dalet
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The Allmusic review by Don Snowden awarded the album 3 stars stating "There's nothing to fault with the performances, and obviously Zorn wanted the music released, but really, what's the point? Is anyone seriously into Zorn and/or Masada going to knowingly choose an 18-minute disc with so many full-length volumes out there?.. Dalet isn't bad, just pointless except for total completists or timid souls who want to gingerly dip their toes in these swirling whirlpool waters".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Midbar" - 6:20
  2. "Mahlah" - 8:19
  3. "Zenan" - 3:57
All compositions by John Zorn.
  • Recorded at RPM, New York City on February 20, 1994


  1. ^ Masada World: Dalet, accessed January 6, 2020
  2. ^ a b Snowden, D. Allmusic Review accessed July 25, 2011