New From Tzadik

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Brian Marsella : Gatos do Sul
Released Mar 2020
Brian Marsella is finally being recognized as one of the most talented and imaginative pianists of his generation. A veteran of countless bands including Banquet of the Spirits and many projects with John Zorn, his recent recordings have been some of the most exciting music coming out of the NYC jazz scene. Here he leads an octet to perform his scintillating compositions inspired by classical, jazz, and folkloric Brazilian music. Influenced by composers from Ernesto Nazareth, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Pixinguinha to Baden Powell and Egberto Gismonti, Marsella combines samba, bossa-nova, choro and more. The band is an all-star unit and the arrangements are red hot, filled with catchy dance grooves and plenty of soloistic fireworks. This is Marsella at his best. Essential!
Personnel:
Pablo Aslan: Bass
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Mark Feldman: Violin
Tim Keiper: Drums
Brian Marsella: Piano
Felipe Hostins: Accordion
Jon Irabagon: Tenor And Soprano Saxophones, Flute
Itai Kriss: Flute
John Lee: Acoustic Guitar
Sofia Rei: Vocals

John Zorn : Virtue
Released Feb 2020
A moody and evocative book of spiritual music passionately performed by the remarkable acoustic guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley, whose previous CD for Tzadik Nove Cantici per Francesco d’Assisi was universally acclaimed as one of Zorn’s most beautiful recent projects. Inspired by anchoress Julian of Norwich, a 14th century abbess and one of the founders of Christian mysticism, Virtue is marked by a stunning, seductive lyricism. Softly mystic music that is perfect for meditative late night listening on a cold rainy night, alone or with a loved one.
Personnel:
Bill Frisell: Guitar
Gyan Riley: Guitar
Julian Lage: Guitar