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Inspired by the spiritual mythology of William Blake, this is part of Zorn's series of 21st century mystical works, alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative.
 

Zorn, John
A Vision In Blakelight

Zorn, John: A Vision In Blakelight (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    


"Inspired by the spiritual mythology of William Blake, A Vision in Blakelight is the latest in Zorn's continuing series of 21st century mystical works. With a cinematic sweep reminiscent of his best film scores the music is alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative. Featuring the Nova quartet augmented by harp and percussion-and the charismatic Jack Huston reciting from Blake's Jerusalem on one mysterious track-this suite of ten instrumental miniatures references jazz, classical, easy listening, film music and minimalism. A lovely and varied suite reflecting the humanistic philosophy of the immortal visionary William Blake with a dramatic and brilliant lyricism."-Tzadik



"Anthony John Medeski (born June 28, 1965) is an American jazz keyboards player and composer. Medeski is a veteran of New York's 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and is known popularly as a member of Medeski Martin & Wood. He plays the acoustic piano and an eclectic array of keyboards, including the Hammond B3 organ, melodica, mellotron, clavinet, ARP String Ensemble, Wurlitzer electric piano, Moog Voyager Synthesizer, Wurlitzer 7300 Combo Organ, Vox Continental Baroque organ, and Yamaha CS-1 Synthesizer (a "kids' toy"), among others. When playing acoustic piano, Medeski usually plays the Steinway piano and is listed as a Steinway Artist.

Medeski was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and grew up in Florida. After studying piano as a child (starting when he was five years old), he began as a teenager to perform with musicians such as Mark Murphy and Jaco Pastorius. He attended Pine Crest School. In 1983, after graduating from high school, he began studying piano at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he performed as a sideman with Dewey Redman, Billy Higgins, Bob Mintzer, Alan Dawson and Mr. Jellybelly. Medeski attributes his early interest in playing improvised music and jazz to listening to Oscar Peterson."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Medeski)
2/22/2017





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Product Information:

UPC: 702397830320

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8303
Squidco Product Code: 17242

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded in December 2011 at EastSide Sound, NYC by Marc Urselli.

Personnel:

John Medeski-piano, organ

Kenny Wollesen-vibes, bells

Carol Emanuel-harp

Trevor Dunn-bass

Joey Baron-drums

Cyro Baptista-percussion

Jack Huston-reading

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Track Listing:

1. When The Morning Stars Sang Together 5:28

2. The Hammer Of Los 3:58

3. Jerusalem 5:15

4. The Prophecy 3:10

5. And He Rode Upon The Cherubim 5:09

6. Marriage Of Heaven And Hell 4:18

7. A Woman Clothed With The Sun 5:20

8. Shadows In Ancient Time 5:38

9. An Island In The Moon 7:06

10. Night Thoughts 4:56