Voices in the Wilderness

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For the organization that sought to end the U.S./U.N sanctions regime against Iraq, see Voices in the Wilderness (organization).
Not to be confused with Voice in the Wilderness.
Voices in the Wilderness
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Studio album by John Zorn
Released March 25, 2003 (2003-03-25)
Recorded August, 2002–January, 2003
Genre Jazz, klezmer
Length 124:33
Label Tzadik TZ 7172
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Masada Guitars
Voices in the Wilderness
Masada Anniversary chronology
Masada Guitars
Voices in the Wilderness
The Unknown Masada

Masada Anniversary Edition Volume 2: Voices in the Wilderness is the second album in a series of five releases celebrating the 10th anniversary of John Zorn's Masada songbook project.[1] It features 24 compositions by Zorn, each performed by different ensembles.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3½ stars.[2] The Klezmer Shack stated "for the wonderous ways in which these compositions are re-discovered and re-explored by a host of ensembles around the world, this collection becomes essential... This tribute only hints at the influence that Zorn and his Masada music have had internationally... This set is a wonderful starting point to get a sense of the music, or to enjoy its diversity and diverse interpretation".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Zorn.

Disc one
No. Title Music Length
1. "Karaim" Pharaoh's Daughter 4:19
2. "Kisofim" Ben Perowsky Trio 6:45
3. "Meholalot" The Cracow Klezmer Band 4:57
4. "Lakom" Rova Saxophone Quartet 4:07
5. "Tekufah" Zony Mash 6:23
6. "Paran" Naftule's Dream 5:10
7. "Khebar" Kramer 2:20
8. "Nevalah" Satlah 3:39
9. "Abidan" Jewlia Eisenberg 3:53
10. "Tirzah" Pachora 5:06
11. "Peliyot" Lemon Juice Quartet 5:49
12. "Shebuah" Steven Bernstein 8:27
Disc two
No. Title Music Length
1. "Ziphim" Medeski Martin and Wood 7:16
2. "Avodah" Rashanim 5:32
3. "Rokhev" Davka 3:16
4. "Tannaim" Tin Hat Trio 3:29
5. "Acharei Mot" Peter Apfelbaum 7:32
6. "Malkut" Mephista 3:30
7. "Kochot" Mike Patton 3:47
8. "Jair" Ben Goldberg Trio 5:22
9. "Ne'eman" The Wollesens 6:54
10. "Tahah" Professionales 3:45
11. "Tiferet" Jenny Scheinman 5:02
12. "Kedem" Jamie and Vanessa Saft 7:29



  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Album Entry accessed August 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Klezmer Shack review accessed October 31, 2013