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Inspired by the Gnostic philosophies of the Nag Hammadi library, Zorn invokes the mystical journey of the soul through the bardo as a tribute to the passing of Lou Reed, presented by his Gnostic Trio of Bill Frisell, Kenny Wollesen, and Carol Emanuel, plus guests.

Zorn, John
Transmigration Of The Magus

Zorn, John: Transmigration Of The Magus (Tzadik)

Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Drawing inspiration from various Gnostic philosophies of the Nag Hammadi library, Transmigration of the Magus is a musical evocation of the mystical journey of the soul through the bardo. Lyrical and tender, the music has a lush orchestral sweep and features Bill Frisell and John Medeski reveling within the magical sonorities of vibraphones, bells and harps. Created to help the passing of Zorn's dear friend Lou Reed through the bardo realms and released on the one year anniversary of his passing, Transmigration of the Magus is a memorial tribute to one of Zorn's musical mentors and is one of his most touching and emotional projects-truly music of the angels."-Tzadik

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397832423

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8324
Squidco Product Code: 19842

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Eastside Sound, in New York City in March 2014 by Marc Urselli.


John Zorn-composer

Bill Frisell-guitar

Carol Emanuel-harp

Bridget Kibbey-harp

John Medeski-organ

Kenny Wollesen-vibraphone, bells

Alex Lipowski-vibraphone, bells

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Track Listing:

1. Into The Light 8:06

2. Transmigration Of The Magus 6:43

3. Perfect Mind 4:00

4. Providence 4:27

5. Gnostic Hymn 4:45

6. Apocryphon 3:44

7. The Devine Word 3:37

8. The Three-Fold Thought 4:29

9. Merlin 4:30