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In the summer of 1993, John Zorn was writing the soundtrack for a low-budget move called Thieves Quartet.

Zorn: The movie was created in the mold of a modern film noir, and it seemed a perfect opportunity to put a band together for a jazz score in the tradition of Miles Davis' soundtrack Escalator to the Scaffold. Little did I realize that this band was to go on to become one of the most exciting musical groupings I've ever had the privilege of being associated with: Masada.

He called in Joey Baron (drums), Greg Cohen (bass), and Dave Douglas (trumpet). Zorn joined them on saxophone. They had an instant chemistry, so he gave them a name and started composing songs for a series of albums.

The songs comprise The Masada Book, a collection of over 200 songs that can be played straight, re-interpretted, or re-arranged. The new arrangements feature a
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MASADA Discography

MASADA albums / top albums

MASADA א (Alef) album cover 4.12 | 4 ratings
א (Alef)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
MASADA ב (Beit) album cover 3.75 | 4 ratings
ב (Beit)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
MASADA ג (Gimel) album cover 3.75 | 4 ratings
ג (Gimel)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
MASADA ה (Hei) album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
ה (Hei)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
MASADA ו (Vav) album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
ו (Vav)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
MASADA ז (Zayin) album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
ז (Zayin)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
MASADA ח (Het) album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
ח (Het)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
MASADA ט (Tet) album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
ט (Tet)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
MASADA י (Yod) album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
י (Yod)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
MASADA The Unknown Masada album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Unknown Masada
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
MASADA Guitars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitars
Eclectic Fusion 2003
MASADA Masada Recital album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Masada Recital
World Fusion 2004
MASADA Masada Rock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Masada Rock
Eclectic Fusion 2005
MASADA Azazel: Book of Angels Volume 2 (Masada String Trio) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Azazel: Book of Angels Volume 2 (Masada String Trio)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
MASADA Sanhedrin album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Sanhedrin
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
MASADA Stolas (feat.Joe Lovano) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Stolas (feat.Joe Lovano)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
MASADA Ipos Book of Angels, Vol. 14 (The Dreamers) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ipos Book of Angels, Vol. 14 (The Dreamers)
Eclectic Fusion 2010
MASADA Haborym: The Book of Angels Vol 16 (Masada String Trio) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Haborym: The Book of Angels Vol 16 (Masada String Trio)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

MASADA EPs & splits

MASADA ד (Dalet) album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
ד (Dalet)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995

MASADA live albums

MASADA Masada Live NYC 1994 album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Masada Live NYC 1994
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
MASADA Live in Taipei 1995 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Live in Taipei 1995
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
MASADA Live in Jerusalem 1994 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Live in Jerusalem 1994
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
MASADA Live in Middelheim 1999 album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Live in Middelheim 1999
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
MASADA Live in Sevilla 2000 album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Live in Sevilla 2000
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
MASADA Live at Tonic 2001 album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Live at Tonic 2001
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
MASADA First Live 1993 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
First Live 1993
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
MASADA 50th Birthday Celebration Volume 1 (Masada String Trio) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 1 (Masada String Trio)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
MASADA 50⁴ (Electric Masada) album cover 4.48 | 4 ratings
50⁴ (Electric Masada)
Eclectic Fusion 2004
MASADA 50⁷ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
50⁷
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
MASADA At The Mountains Of Madness (Electric Masada) album cover 4.83 | 3 ratings
At The Mountains Of Madness (Electric Masada)
Eclectic Fusion 2005

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Live At Tonic 1999
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004

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MASADA 50⁴ (Electric Masada)

Live album · 2004 · Eclectic Fusion
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Masada's ten studio albums are possibly the most successful John Zorn project, combining klezmer's melancholic soulful melodies, hot dance-able rhythms and downtown acoustic free-jazz craziness. Every album is a real jam and the only possible criticism could be that they are all quite similar to each other.

But some years later, when it looked like the original Masada formula had been overused (and was successfully replaced by the Book Of Angels series) John Zorn returned to Masada's material, but with an electric dream team this time. Recorded live in Tonic during the series of Zorn's 50-th celebrations concerts, this album shows new sides of classic material and moves Zorn's music to the very top again!

Different from the acoustic Masada's music, the Electric Masada album is very loud and heavy. Possibly the only similar work from Zorn's related projects is Naked City, but there is one big difference; even though they have a similar level of tension, Naked City was strongly influenced by a dark, even depressive punk flavor. In difference to all that, Electric Masada continues to be a very melodic and even soulful work.

All of the musicians are excellent, starting with Zorn's explosive sax free jazz solos to scratchy, sometimes bluesy Marc Ribot's guitar, to Joey Baron-Kenny Wollesen double drums complex and groundbreaking drumming. Jamie Saft's keyboards and Ikue Mori electronics fill it all in and are everywhere.

This album radiates that special energy of an inspired live show and the listener can't resist getting caught up in the vortex of melodies, rhythms, sound explosions and electronic effects. An excellent example of how strong musical material can be transferred to a more modern musical ambience.

One of the best NY downtown eclectic fusion albums ever!

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