John Zorn

The Gnostic Preludes (TZ 7395)

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The Gnostic Preludes

John Zorn



TZA 130510

TZ 7395



The Gnostic Preludes

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Get ready for some of the most beautiful music Zorn has ever made! The Gnostic Preludes is the latest volume in the mystical quest of In Search of the Miraculous, The Goddess and At the Gates of Paradise. Here Zorn turns to chamber music simplicity with an intimate ensemble of harp, vibraphone and guitar inspired by Early Music, Debussy, the minimalism of Reich, Riley and Glass and esoteric spiritual traditions from around the world. The music is lyrical and hypnotic, perfect for early morning meditation, a lonely afternoon, or midnight contemplation. Performed with great feeling by long time Zorn collaborators Bill Frisell, Carol Emanuel and Kenny Wollesen, who interact with sensitivity and grace The Gnostic Preludes is one of Zorn's most tender and subtle creations.


Carol Emanuel, harp
Bill Frisell, guitar
Kenny Wollesen, vibes, bells


01. Prelude 1: The Middle Pillar
02. Prelude 2: The Book of Pleasure
03. Prelude 3: Prelude of Light
04. Prelude 4: Diatesseron
05. Prelude 5: Music of the Spheres
06. Prelude 6: Circumambulation
07. Prelude 7: Sign and Sigil
08. Prelude 8: The Invisibles