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NPR's All Things Considered: Pat Metheny's "Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20" a "Stunningly Vivid Sound World"

  • 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.

    NPR music critic Tom Moon, noting the hundreds of songs Zorn wrote for the two volumes of the Masada Book from which these songs were selected, goes on to mention the process from which Metheny built the recordings, playing all the instruments on the album—guitars, sitar, tiples, bass, keyboards, orchestrionics, electronics, bandoneón, percussion, flugelhorn, and more—performed by his frequent collaborator, Antonio Sanchez.

    "Metheny takes what's on the page and goes to work conjuring," says 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:

     

     

    To pick up a copy of Tap, which the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel calls "a complex, listenable meld of experience and history," head to the Nonesuch Store, where the album is available on CD, MP3, and FLAC.

on May 22, 2013 - 11:31am
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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.

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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.

NPR music critic Tom Moon, noting the hundreds of songs Zorn wrote for the two volumes of the Masada Book from which these songs were selected, goes on to mention the process from which Metheny built the recordings, playing all the instruments on the album—guitars, sitar, tiples, bass, keyboards, orchestrionics, electronics, bandoneón, percussion, flugelhorn, and more—performed by his frequent collaborator, Antonio Sanchez.

"Metheny takes what's on the page and goes to work conjuring," says 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:

 

 

To pick up a copy of Tap, which the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel calls "a complex, listenable meld of experience and history," head to the Nonesuch Store, where the album is available on CD, MP3, and FLAC.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:30
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Pat Metheny: "Tap" / John Zorn [cover]

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