The next set of Tzadiks will be available shortly:
Davka : Davka Live
An exciting live set of new material from one of the most consistent and creative bands in the Jewish Music scene. Combining a deep knowledge and respect for tradition with a creative imagination, the music of Davka continues to delight music fans the world over with its lyrical passion and sweet sense of swing. Their fourth CD for Tzadik is perhaps their best yet, blending their meticulous craftsmanship with the exciting edge of a live engagement. Over seventy minutes of music including nine songs never before released.
Ni Hao! : Gorgeous
Another vivacious all girl band from Kansai, an area in Southern Japan that has been the home of some of the most exciting new rock bands of the past several decades (Boredoms, Afrirampo, OOIOO, Omoide Hatoba). Featuring the distinctive singer from Limited Express (has gone), whose first CD was released to great acclaim on Tzadik in 2002, Ni Hao is a trio of two basses and drums with all three girls singing in complex contrapuntal arrangements that Brian Wilson would have been proud of. Everything one would expect from a Kansai band is hereâ€”looping riffs, unexpected twists and vocals that stroke, caress, smash, stomp, scream and kiss. Ni Hao leaves you begging for more.
Painkiller : 50th Birthday Celebration Volume Twelve
A powerful and breathtaking meeting of masters. With the tight rhythm section of Laswell and Drake, who have a long history working together in a variety of bands and contexts, and the empathetic insanity of Patton and Zorn, this set was as much of a surprise to the musicians as it was to the pumped up crowd that were lucky enough to hear it that night. Although billed as Painkiller, this once in a lifetime unit was really something completely different. At times hilarious, exhilarating, outrageous and transcendent, this is music only the New American Underground could create. East Coast meets West Coast meets Midwest: New York, California and Chicago come together in this twisted, funky improviserâ€™s paradise.