O'o

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O'o
John Zorn - O'o album art.jpg
Studio album by John Zorn
Released July 28, 2009
Recorded February 8 & 9, 2009
Genre Jazz
Length 55:10
Label Tzadik TZ 7376
Producer John Zorn
The Dreamers chronology
The Dreamers
(2008)The Dreamers2008
O'o
(2009)
Ipos: Book of Angels Volume 14
(2010)Ipos: Book of Angels Volume 142010
John Zorn chronology
Stolas: Book of Angels Volume 12
(2009) Stolas: Book of Angels Volume 122009
O'o
(2009) O'o2009
Femina
(2009) Femina2009

O'o is an album by John Zorn released in 2009. It the second album by The Dreamers following their 2008 release The Dreamers. The title refers to the ʻōʻō of the Hawaiian Islands, the last living members of the now-extinct songbird family Mohoidae. The song titles likewise refer extinct or nearly-so birds, from the prehistoric Archaeopteryx lithographica to the Zapata rail of which a few hundred survive in Cuba.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "O'o is every bit as accessible and fun to listen to as Dreamers is, but in many ways, it's even more satisfying because it feels like a work rather than a collection of tunes. In fact, the only thing more pleasing than listening to this album would be hearing it performed live."[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Miller's Crake" – 4:18
  2. "Akialoa" – 4:46
  3. "Po'o'uli" – 5:41
  4. "Little Bittern" – 6:29
  5. "Mysterious Starling" – 4:31
  6. "Laughing Owl" – 4:44
  7. "Archaeopteryx" – 5:06
  8. "Solitaire" – 2:10
  9. "Piopio"5:11
  10. "The Zapata Rail" – 2:52
  11. "Kakawahie" – 4:14
  12. "Magdalena" – 5:07

Personnel[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. "Allmusic Review". Retrieved March 30, 2016.