Zorn's Gnostic Trio (Bill Frisell-guitar; Carol Emanuel-harp; Kenny Wollesen-vibes) in an album drawing inspiration from the Biblical Song of Solomon, intended as a companion to Zorn's vocal masterpiece Shir Hashirim, creating a beautiful blend of classical, jazz and folk music.
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Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8321
Squidco Product Code: 19478
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve
Recorded at EastSide Sound, NYC, New York, on March 17th, 2014 by Marc Urselli.
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1. Alamot 4:20
2. Kotlenu 4:45
3. Holat Ahavah 4:25
4. Ayummah 4:33
5. Nirdi 3:16
6. 'Asis 4:31
7. Gappuha 4:47
8. Berotim 3:36
9. Berotim 4:46
10. Otyah 5:10
11. Sammatek 4:28
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"For their fourth release, Zorn's most intimate and spiritual 21st century ensemble returns with a melodic and open book of music reminiscent of the Masada music. Drawing inspiration from the Biblical Song of Solomon and originally intended as a companion piece to Zorn's vocal masterpiece Shir Hashirim, the music is regal, sensual and romantic-a magical blend of classical, jazz and folk music. There has never been a group like the Gnostic Trio, and The Testament of Solomon is a unique CD in their catalog, filled with strong solos, telepathic interplay and a charming lyricism."-Tzadik
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"Kenny Wollesen (born 1966) is an American drummer and percussionist.
Wollesen lives in New York City. He has recorded and toured with Tom Waits, Sean Lennon, Ron Sexsmith, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, John Lurie, Myra Melford, Steven Bernstein, and John Zorn. He is a founding member of the New Klezmer Trio and a member of the Sex Mob and Himalayas groups. He also performs on the soundtrack to the popular children's show The Backyardigans.
Kenny grew up in Capitola, CA, studying at Aptos HS and spent many teenage years jamming with Donny McCaslin. He spent quality classroom time with flugelhornist and arranger Ray Brown at Cabrillo College. Kenny also arranges and studied vibraphone at Cabrillo."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Wollesen)
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