Masada: Vav

Masada: Vav, also known as Masada 6, is a 1995 album by American jazz composer and saxophonist John Zorn released on the Japanese DIW label. [1] It is the sixth album in the Masada project.

Masada: Vav
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Studio album by
Released1995
RecordedJuly 16 & 17, 1995, Power Station, NYC
GenreJazz
Length61:02
LabelDIW DIW 900
ProducerJohn Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama
Masada chronology
Masada: Hei
(1995)
Masada: Vav
(1995)
Masada: Zayin
(1996)
John Zorn chronology
Masada: Hei
(1995)
Masada: Vav
(1995)
Harras
(1995)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review by Mark Kirschenmann awarded the album 4½ stars stating "John Zorn's writing is particularly focused and well-informed, full of serpentine lines, mixed meters, and sudden shifts in tempo, while leaving plenty of room for collective and individual improvisation. The ensemble and the individual playing are uniformly superb throughout".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by John Zorn
  1. "Debir" – 8:02
  2. "Shebuah" – 8:09
  3. "Mikreh" – 3:57
  4. "Tiferet" – 4:05
  5. "Nevalah" – 2:10
  6. "Miktav" – 9:40
  7. "Nashon" – 8:37
  8. "Avelut" – 7:31
  9. "Beer Sheba" – 8:50
  • Recorded at Power Station in New York City on July 16 and 17, 1995

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Masada World: Vav, accessed January 6, 2020
  2. ^ a b Kirschenmann, M. Allmusic Review accessed July 25, 2011