New Releases
Releases for May 2015
Jason Eckardt


Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25

Upcoming Releases

John Zorn: Forro Zinho ó Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn [#8334]
There has never been a Zorn CD like this one! One of the most exciting bands to come out of the wild late night Nublu scene in the East Village, Forro in the Dark combines the driving dance rhythms of forro from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz, reggae, folk and country. Together since 2002, they are based in New York and have collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cibo Matto. Here they take on some of Zornís most lyrical and grooving compositions to create a charming CD of Brazilian-tinged dance music.
Endlessly listenable, this is a CD filled with catchy hooks, burning solos, driving rhythms and infectious Zorn melodies, new and old. Produced by Jesse Harris and featuring Brazilian legend Marcos Valle as a special guest.
(Release date: July 2015)

John Zorn: The True Discoveries Of Witches And Demons [#8335]
The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons is the second release by Zornís heavy new organ trio of John Medeski, Matt Hollenberg and Kenny Grohowski. Described as Tony Williamsí Lifetime on steroids, here they are joined by special guests Marc Ribot and Trevor Dunn to make the music even heavier and more intense. This is white hot, mind bending music filled with heavy riffs, fiery solos and improvisational madness. Three generations of musical explorers come together to rip your mind to shreds in the second installment from Zornís heaviest new ensemble Simulacrum.
(Release date: August 2015)

Blue Buddha: Blue Buddha [#4010]
Tenor saxophonist Louie Belogenis plays with a luminous open heart, and a tone reminiscent of Albert Ayler. Cutting his teeth with masters such as Rashied Ali, Sunny Murray and Borah Bergman he has recorded several CDs under his own name, and now presents his most unique and adventurous group to date. Featuring an all-star ensemble of three of the most exciting musicians working today, this brilliant group performs as if part of a sacred ceremony, seamlessly weaving together diverse traditions. Uncompromising improvisational music that speaks to the spiritual.
(Release date: August 2015)

Bret Higginsí Atlas Revolt: Bret Higginsí Atlas Revolt [#7813]
A fabulous release by this Canadian instrumental band that blends Latin, R&B, Soul, Film Soundtracks, Jazz and more into moody and infectious grooves. Bret Higgins is no stranger to Tzadik, performing on the 2014 release Zebrina and performing with Tzadik regulars like Frank London, David Buchbinder, Ben Goldberg and many others. A new take on The Meters and Booker T, this is small unit instrumental music that you will return to again and again.
(Release date: July 2015)