50th Birthday Celebration Volume 8

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50th Birthday Celebration Volume 8
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Live album by John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra
Released October 19, 2004 (2004-10-19)
Recorded September 22, 2003
Genre Downtown music
Avant-garde jazz
Length 76:00
Label Tzadik TZ 5008
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Magick
(2004)
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 8
(2004)
Naninani II
(2004)

50th Birthday Celebration Volume 8 is a live album of improvised music by Susie Ibarra, Wadada Leo Smith and John Zorn documenting their performance at Tonic in September, 2003 as part of John Zorn's month-long 50th Birthday Celebration concert series.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "This is one volume in this series not to miss.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Meridian" John Zorn, Susie Ibarra 4:19
2. "Rising Sign" Zorn, Ibarra 7:01
3. "Spirit Writing" Zorn, Ibarra 6:09
4. "By the Mark, Eight" Zorn, Ibarra 7:06
5. "Visitation" Zorn, Ibarra 8:33
6. "Ipsissimi" Zorn, Ibarra, Wadada Leo Smith 15:59
7. "Ghost Writing" Zorn, Ibarra, Smith 11:59
8. "The Ascending Arc" Zorn, Smith 8:02
9. "Full Fathom Five" Zorn, Ibarra, Smith 6:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 17, 2012