News & Reviews
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
NPR's All Things Considered: Pat Metheny's "Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20" a "Stunningly Vivid Sound World"
Pat Metheny’s recording of John Zorn’s Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 from Zorn’s Masada Book Two was released yesterday on Nonesuch Records and Tzadik. The album was featured on NPR's All Things Considered last night. "Metheny takes what's on the page and goes to work conjuring," says NPR's Tom Moon. "The result is an ornate, stunningly vivid sound world that neither artist would have found on his own." Listen to the complete All Things Considered review here.
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Pat Metheny’s recording of John Zorn’s Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 from Zorn’s Masada Book Two is out now, their first collaboration. The New York Times calls it "audacious ... an impressive feat of imagination, and a strikingly clear distillation of both artists’ distinctive languages." The Independent says it's "dazzlingly virtuosic and evocative." All About Jazz calls it "a suite of half a dozen cinematic pieces, some of truly epic proportions ... the work of an artist who is doing anything but resting on his considerable laurels and accomplishments."
About this Album
These five tracks were recorded live in Tokyo, with Metheny's trio, featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez (“arguably his best” ensemble yet, says the Boston Herald), at the end of 2004, before they went into the studio to record Day Trip. Several tracks were previously available as downloads; this will be the first time all five are available together on CD.
Pat Metheny, guitar, electric sitar, baritone and acoustic guitars
Christian McBride, acoustic bass
Antonio Sanchez, drums, orchestra bells
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-produced by Steve Rodby
Recorded live in Tokyo, Japan, by David Oakes
Recording Assistant: Carolyn Chrzan
Mixed by Pete Karam
All tracks composed by Pat Metheny
Cover painting by Josh George