Masada: Gimel

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Masada: Gimel
Masada Gimel.jpg
Studio album by John Zorn
Released 1995
Recorded February 20, and June 22, 1994
Genre Jazz
Length 59:32
Label DIW
Producer John Zorn and Kazunori Sugiyama
Masada chronology
Masada: Beit
(1995)Masada: Beit1995
Masada: Gimel
Masada: Dalet
(1995)Masada: Dalet1995
John Zorn chronology
The Art of Memory
(1995) The Art of Memory1995
Masada: Gimel
(1995) Masada: Gimel1995
Masada: Dalet
(1995) Masada: Dalet1995

Masada: Gimel, also known as Masada 3, is a 1995 album by American composer and saxophonist John Zorn released on the Japanese DIW label.[1] It is the third album of Masada recordings.


The Allmusic review by Marc Gilman awarded the album 4½ stars stating "At times sounding like an Eastern Ornette Coleman, and sometimes playing with the rampant fury that is characteristic solely of Zorn himself, the band has incorporated and evolved the form of jazz. This album is certainly a highlight of the Masada collection as a whole, and provides a great introduction to the band. Some of the songs can be found reworked on Bar Kokhba as well. There is little more to be said of this album, as the music speaks for itself".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ziphim" - 9:17
  2. "Abidan" - 6:48
  3. "Katzatz" - 2:24
  4. "Hazor" - 6:04
  5. "Netivot" - 3:38
  6. "Karaim" - 5:58
  7. "Hekhal" - 3:02
  8. "Sheloshim" - 8:15
  9. "Lebaoth" - 5:12
  10. "Tannaim" - 8:54
All compositions by John Zorn.
  • Recorded at RPM, New York City on February 20, 1994 and at Power Station, New York City on June 22, 1994



  1. ^ Masada World: Gimel, accessed April 8, 2017
  2. ^ a b Gilman, M. Allmusic Review accessed July 25, 2011