From yavne to the bar kokhba revolt binyamin lau on. Book of angels volume 10 is an album by the bar kokhba sextet performing compositions from john. The album consists of improvised music by zorn and moore that was recorded in the studio in real time with no edits or overdubs. Each ensemble fills one cd with beautiful chamber jazz woven around a heart of jewish melodies. A lead weight of shimon bar kokhba, by robert deutsch. Book of angels volume 10 tzadik, 2008 very beautiful, compelling music. Bar kokhba was able to establish a shortlived jewish state using his initial numerical advantage over the romans. The music act is an improvisational group from new yorks best downtown artists, including cyro baptista on percussion, marc ribot on guitar, greg cohen on bass, joey baron on drums and mark feldman erik friedlander on strings.
This volume is based on a conference which took place in november 2001 at princeton university and gathers a distinguished array of scholars working at the forefront of research on the bar kokhba period. In particular, recent archaeological findings provide new material for evaluation. This multivolume series offers fresh perspectives on the individual characters of the sages hazal. John zorn appears on over 400 recordings as a composer or performer. Bar kokhba, jewish leader who led a bitter but unsuccessful revolt 25 ce against roman dominion in judaea. Buy products related to john zorn products and see what customers say about john zorn products on free delivery possible on eligible purchases. Thus satan, once he ceases to be viewed in the superstitious spirit of the church, grows into the grandiose image. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external. Book of angels volume 2 is an album by the masada string trio performing compositions from john zorns second masada book, the book of angels. The classic bar kokhba sextet is just fantastic, especially marc ribots guitaring. The rediscovery of the legendary hero of the last jewish revolt against imperial rome by yigael yadin 5 a history of israel from alexander the great to bar kochba by h.
Project muse the image of bar kokhba in traditional jewish. Some of this music was originally recorded for the art of rememberance sic simon wiesenthal, a feature documentary film by johanna heer and werner schmiedel. Hero or villain, shimon bar kokhba still exerts a strong pull on the imagination of israelis who are either spellbound by the deeds of the iconic muscle jew who challenged the might of rome, or repelled. Jewish leader simon bar kokhba quickly amassed a large following after being hailed as the new messiah.
The book of angels volume 10 in full in the spotify app. Bar kokhba lucifer book of angels volume 10 discogs. Book of angels volume 10 by bar kokhba album, chamber. Posts about bar kokhbas revolt written by pastorron20. Volume 10 is an album by the bar kokhba sextet performing compositions from john zorns second masada book, the book of angels. Discover whats missing in your discography and shop for hips road releases. The music is utterly stunning, full of great melody and fabulous playing with its swinging klezmer style chamber jazz. The stories included are good, but nothing like the other stuff ive been lucky enough to encounter in the last few months. Shimon bar kokhba was the leader of the jewish revolt against rome between 2 and 5 c. The image of bar kokhba in traditional jewish literature by. In 2 ce he began a revolt that pushed the romans out of much of judaea whilst killing many jewish christians. The circle maker 50th birthday celebration volume one azazel.
The image of bar kokhba in traditional jewish literature. The artwork and production are, as one would expect from vertigo, top notch. It features music from zorns masada project, rearranged for small ensembles. Bar kokhba the circle maker 50th birthday celebration volume eleven lucifer. Alexander zephyr is the author of the state of israel.
Mark feldman violin, erik friedlander cello, marc ribot guitar, greg cohen bass, joey baron drums, cyro baptista percussion, john zorn composer, arranger, conductor, producer, kazunori sugiyama associate. The image of bar kokhba in traditional jewish literature is a history of the perceptions that later jewish writers living in the fourth through seventeenth centuries formed of this legendary herovillain whose actions, in their eyes, had caused enormous suffering and disappointed messianic hopes. Book of angels volume 9 by secret chiefs 3, 2008 lucifer. The documents from the bar kokhba period in the cave of. John zorn bar kokhba lucifer book of angels volume 10. Book of angels, vol 10 youtube smooth vinyl jazz relaxing background jazz music for calm lounge music 1,870 watching live now. In the culmination of 200 years of uprisings, the bar kokhba revolt saw simon bar kokhba and rabbi akiva take control of judea in 2 ce, with 200,000 zealots. Simon ben kosevah, known to posterity as bar kokhba hebrew. Zorn skeptics will find the superb and elegant music on the circle maker surprisingly stable and accessible. It is the first collaborative album by the duo and was recorded in new york city in february 20 and released by tzadik records in september 20. Abdiel bar kokhba lucifer book of angels volume 10. This rebellion later became known as the bar kokhba revolt. Bar kokhba by andrew rose one of the great leaders and legends of jewish leaders was shimon bar kokhbah, alternately spelled bar kochba.
Live at the knitting factory 1992 and was subsequently released on zorns own label. The book of angels volume 10 tzadik usa this book of angels release is the first recording in 10 years from this masada ensemble blending sephardic and ashkenazi sonorities with latin, surf, world music and more. The finds from the bar kokhba period in the cave of letters. Although zorns reputation as the enfant terrible of music has followed him since the early 80s, his various masada projects have been universally acclaimed, which showcase a surprisingly accessible side of this extraordinarily diverse and.
Electric masada at the mountains of madness 2005 2. His state was conquered by the romans in 5 following a twoandahalfyear war. Dec 07, 2009 one of the most hidden secrets involves the socalled fall of angels. Explore releases from masada string trio at discogs. These fellows pull it off with dignity, inventiveness and elation. Simon bar kokhba is portrayed in rabbinic literature as being somewhat irrational and irascible in conduct. Beth alpert nakhai near eastern and judaic studies university ofarizona the image of bar kokhba in traditional jewish literature. T he subject of this paper is a lead weight, cast in a mould, with a small handlelike projection at the top. Pdf finds from the bar kokhba revolt from two caves at en gedi. This is a selection of recordings released under his name, bands he wasis part of, collaborations with other musicians, and significant albums to which he has contributed. Book of angels volume 10 is an album by the bar kokhba sextet performing compositions from john zorns second masada book, the book of angels. Bar kokhba remains important in israel today because he was the last leader of a jewish state before the rise of zionism in modern times. Mark feldman violin, erik friedlander cello, marc ribot guitar, greg cohen bass, joey baron drums, cyro baptista percussion, john zorn composer, arranger, conductor, producer, kazunori sugiyama associate producer, jim.
John zorn bar kokhba john zorn bar kokhba lucifer book of angels volume 10. Book of angels volume 30 john zorn garth knox and the saltarello trio duration. John zorn masada chamber ensembles bar kokhba 1996. The piece had been released in two previous versions on hathut cobra 1985 and the knitting factory john zorns cobra. Quide frankly, i think that john zorns masada books of angels series doesnt quite fulfil its promise.
Shop for vinyl, cds and more from masada string trio at the discogs marketplace. Lucifer is the first studio recording in ten years from composer john zorns most popular masada lineupthe chamber sextet, bar kokhba. For those who havent yet checkout israelite, this is a fantastic opportunity. Bar kokhba is a double album by john zorn, recorded between 1994 and 1996. Read rabbi akiva, bar kokhba revolt, and the ten tribes of israel by alexander zephyr available from rakuten kobo. Finds from two caves that were excavated in ein gedi in 2002 are described. The romans sent 12 legions to retake and sack jerusalem. The talmud says that he presided over an army of jewish insurgents numbering some 200,000, but had compelled its young recruits to prove their valor by each man chopping off one of his own fingers. Mar 17, 2008 lucifer is the first studio recording in ten years from composer john zorns most popular masada lineupthe chamber sextet, bar kokhba. In less able hands, the execution might be kitschy. Satan and his rebellious host will thus prove to have become the direct saviours and creators of divine man.
The circle maker 1998, disco 1 por masada string trio, disco 2 por bar kokhba sextet 2cd. Book of angels volume 11 by medeski, martin and wood, 2008 stolas. Bar kokhba sextet brings together six core members of the masada family under the leadership. The album was released on cd on tzadik records with an additional bonus track featuring a test recording of archery as part of the parachute years box set in 1997 and as a single cd in 2000. In the final months of 2004, john zorn wrote over 300 new tunes for his popular masada project, and he now initiates a new series of recordings featuring the best players out of the burgeoning masada family in dynamic units performing compositions from masada book twothe book of angels. Book of angels volume 12 is an album by the masada quintet featuring joe lovano performing compositions from john zorns masada book two. Eleven bronze coins of the bar kokhba revolt, twelve arrowheads and fragments of two papyrus documents were recovered in. This fully illustrated volume explores the gripping story of the uprising, profiling its rebel leader bar kokhba as well as the emperor hadrian and his generals, and assesses the impact that this violent. Pool is an album by john zorn featuring his early game piece composition of the same name which was first released on vinyl on parachute records in 1980 as a double album including the composition hockey. Dec 03, 2015 it is 1,880 years since shimon bar kokhbas independent jewish state collapsed under the weight of roman military might. Book of angels volume 10 by bar kokhba sextet, 2008 zaebos. Although zorns reputation as the enfant terrible of music has followed him since the early 80s, his various masada projects have been universally acclaimed, which showcase a surprisingly accessible side of this extraordinarily diverse and challenging artist.
Renowned in legend, history and in the talmud, he was alternately referred to as bar koszeva or bar koseva. The circle maker 1998, disc 1 by masada string trio, disc 2 by bar kokhba sextet 2cd. Sie umfasst mehr als 200 musikalben, an deren entstehung er als interpret oder komponist mitwirkte. Bar kokhba sextet brings together six core members of the masada family under the leadership of john zorn. All compositions and arrangements written by john zorn for small ensembles of strings, keyboards and clarinets. During his tour of the eastern empire in 1, the roman emperor hadrian decided upon a policy of hellenization to integrate the jews into the empire. This is the most exhilarating set of recordings tzadik has offered in quite some time. Drawing from john zorns masada songbook are the masada string trio and the bar kokhba sextet. These seven improvisations sound inspired without feeling at all heavyhanded or urgent.
The revolt established a threeyearlong independent jewish state in which bar kokhba ruled as nasi prince. Guitarist marc ribot, drummer joey baron and percussionist cyro baptista make up the other half of bar kokhba. The 17 th day of the hebrew month of tammuz begins a special season for the jewish faith israel to which we, as believers in christ, have been grafted in romans 11. Whether you like all his projects or not, john zorns output has been of a consistently high quality. It also features the original soundtrack from the art of remembrance simon wiesenthal, a film by hannah heer and werner schmiedel 199495. Performed by his bar kokhba sextet the masada string trio violinist mark feldman, cellist erik friedlander. Bar kokhba united his army in judea and led the jews in battle. John zorns book of angels volume 10 lucifer bar kokhbar sextet usa 2008. This multi volume series offers fresh perspectives on the individual characters of the sages hazal.851 934 983 202 711 1365 462 1038 950 93 413 921 87 436 394 1251 1193 239 971 761 538 570 828 671 499 1484 315 1204 1308 347 1288 1483 330 700 1337 356 1096 877 95 1487 175 560 402 453