Masada Recital

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Masada Anniversary Edition Vol. 4: Masada Recital
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Studio album by John Zorn
Released June 29, 2004
Recorded February 17, 2004
Genre Jazz, klezmer, contemporary classical music
Length 49:19
Label Tzadik TZ 7190
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 4
(2004)50th Birthday Celebration Volume 42004
Masada Recital
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 5
(2004)50th Birthday Celebration Volume 52004
Masada Anniversary chronology
The Unknown Masada
(2003) The Unknown Masada2003
Masada Recital
(2004) Masada Recital2004
Masada Rock
(2005) Masada Rock2005

Masada Anniversary Edition Vol. 4: Masada Recital is the fourth album in a series of five releases celebrating the 10th anniversary of John Zorn's Masada songbook project.[1] It features 12 Masada songs performed by Sylvie Courvoisier on piano and Mark Feldman on violin. It was released in 2004 on Zorn's Tzadik Records as part of the Radical Jewish Culture Series.


Allmusic music critic Sean Westergaard wrote "Each also brings a wealth of extended techniques to the proceedings, which helps the players to really make the songs their own. In fact, some listeners may be surprised that only piano and violin are being used, given the range of sounds and tones produced... A nice mix of inside and outside playing, Masada Recital is another winning entry in the ever-expanding catalog of Masada performances."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kanah" – 4:15
  2. "Socoh" – 3:46
  3. "Mahshav" – 5:39
  4. "Karet" – 2:05
  5. "Abidan" – 3:06
  6. "Malkut" – 2:17
  7. "Azekah" – 6:05
  8. "Nezikin" – 2:13
  9. "Karaim" – 8:55
  10. "Hath Arob" – 2:12
  11. "Aravot" – 3:47
  12. "Mahlah" – 4:52
All compositions by John Zorn.
Recorded at Hit Factory, New York City on February 17, 2004



  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Westergaard, Sean. "Masada Recital > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 13, 2010.