John Zorn

Abraxas - The Book of Beriah - Vol. 5 - Gevurah (TZ 5105)

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Abraxas - The Book of Beriah - Vol. 5 - Gevurah

John Zorn



TZA 157277

TZ 5105



CD 16,51 €


Blending a punk rock sensibility with Sephardic tribalism via a taste of North African Gnawa magic, Abraxas is one of the most primal and rocking ensembles in the Masada family. After extensive touring with music from the Book of Angels, they stormed into Bill Laswell’s studio to record an even more intense CD of Masada Book Three. Upheld by the pulsating sound of Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz’s gimbri and the dynamic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, Aram Bajakian and Eyal Maoz push their guitars to the limits. Hypnotic grooves and trance-inducing guitar solos with arrangements that stop on a dime create a CD of white hot intensity.


  • ARAM BAJAKIAN, guitars, banjos
  • SHANIR EZRA BLUMENKRANZ, gimbri, bass, percussion
  • EYAL MAOZ, guitars, saz
  • KENNY GROHOWSKI, drums, percussion


  • 01. Din
  • 02. Pagam
  • 03. Tamidi
  • 04. Da'at
  • 05. Bittul
  • 06. Kavannot
  • 07. Qiyyu
  • 08. Tzelem
  • 09. Betzaltzel