New Releases
Releases for February 2014
Matthew Barnson

Sibyl Tones
John Zorn

John Zorn

The Alchemist

Upcoming Releases

Eyvind Kang: Alastor: The Book of Angels vol. 21 [#8316]
World traveler, nomad, mystic and violist, Eyvind Kang has created several of the most wildly creative CDs on Tzadik. Here he turns his hand to 10 tunes from Zornís remarkable Book of Angels. Featuring spectacular orchestral arrangements and brilliant studio techniques, Eyvind has put together a CD unlike anything on the Angels series, highlighting the spiritual side of the Angels project, the singular lyricism of Zornís compositions and his own richly inventive musical imagination. One of the most personal and gorgeous installments in the Masada series, Alastor is a modern orchestral reading of the mystical charts from the Book of Angels.
(Release date: April 2014)

John Zorn: Live At The Hall Of Mirrors [#8317]
A fabulous cd of music for piano trio featuring the incredible Steve Gosling performing an exactly notated virtuosic piano part that pushes the envelope of what is possible with a piano, and the dynamic rhythm section of long time Zorn associate Greg Cohen and the exhilarating percussionist Tyshawn Sorey. This is music that is breathtaking from start to finish and is one of Zornís most successful projects blending classical and jazz. Intense, lyrical and ever surprising, this is yet another new world in sound from the limitless imagination of downtown alchemist John Zorn.
(Release date: May 2014)

Radical Jewish Culture
Haggai Cohen-Milo: Penguin [#8184]
Hailing from Israel and currently living in Brooklyn, Haggai Cohen-Milo is a gifted bassist and composer exploring the nexus of Jazz and Jewish music. His Tzadik debut features a tight and exciting band of young virtuosos who passionately perform Haggaiís beautiful and lyrical compositions. Brilliant improvisations, poignant melodies and driving rhythms all come together in this exciting program of New Jewish music at its best.
(Release date: May 2014)

Paul Shapiro: Shofarot Verses [#8185]
No one does it quite like Shapiro! Blending Soul and R&B with the Jewish tradition, Paul Shapiroís three CDs on Tzadik are some of the most joyful and critically acclaimed releases on the label. His fourth release is another romp in the wild and wooly world of Rhythm and Jews, this time featuring a tight touring quartet performing Paulís original compositions in the Jewish bag. Distinguished by the searing guitar of Marc Ribot, who has worked with everyone from Brother Jack McDuff, Chuck Berry and Tom Waits to Elvis Costello and his own bands Shrek, Rootless Cosmopolitans and Ceramic Dog, this is a fabulous quartet of Downtown masters tearing loose on Paulís catchy Jewish hooks and riffs. Also included is an intimate duo with Yusef Lateefís longtime percussionist Adam Rudolph and a beautiful piece for solo saxophone. Paulís fourth Tzadik cd is his most personal and best presentation yet!
(Release date: May 2014)

Ty Citerman: Bop Kaballah [#8183]
A founding member of the internationally acclaimed punk/jazz/new music ensemble Gutbucket, composer/guitarist Ty Citerman delves deep into his Jewish roots in this brilliant new project for the Tzadik Jewish series. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as the Beat Generation, medieval Eastern European and Asian music modes and the rich depths of Kabbalistic mysticism, Ty has fashioned an intense and colorful program of modernist music that blends klezmer, nigunim, jazz, rock, classical and more. Featuring a unique quartet of bass clarinet, trumpet, drums and iconoclastic guitar, Tyís most ambitious and powerful project to date is also his most personal and heartfelt.
(Release date: May 2014)

Many Arms: Suspended Definition [#7809]
Many Arms, the Philadelphia and New York-based trio is joined here by the Toronto saxophonist Colin Fischer for a hardcore shred fest that will burn your eyebrows off. Blending the intensity of Pharoah Sanders with the speed of Mick Barr and the improvisational sensitivity of Joe Morris, this is a fabulous new release by this cutting edge band of intrepid musical explorers. Their first release on Tzadik made a huge impact on the Downtown rock scene and this new release is even stronger! An essential document of what the new generation is doing at the outer fringes of sanity.
(Release date: April 2014)