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Gnostic Preludes


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listen  1. Prelude 1: The Middle Pillar (Feat. Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen) 6:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Prelude 2: The Book Of Pleasure (Feat. Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen) 6:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Prelude 3: Prelude Of Light (Feat. Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen) 5:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Prelude 4: Diatesseron (Feat. Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen) 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Prelude 5: Music Of The Spheres (Feat. Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen) 8:13Album Only
listen  6. Prelude 6: Circumambulation (Feat. Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen) 6:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Prelude 7: Sign And Sigil (Feat. Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen) 6:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Prelude 8: The Invisibles (Feat. Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell & Kenny Wollesen) 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (February 28, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tzadik
  • ASIN: B006ZIK3V2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,267 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By R. S. Fernandez on March 13, 2012
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I was still marvelling at the subtle and layered Mount Analogue cd when I received this Gnostic Preludes and I was blown away inmediately.. As a long time both Frisell and Zorn fan I find this new collaboration simply amazing. If you either like Zorn's last mystical music or Frisell's personal playing, you'll love this cd. One of Zorn's best in.. Well, I was going to say in years, but with Zorn's output that's not true.. For me, the best since Interzone, another highlight from recent months.
Let's hope Frisell gets a Masada book 2 cd soon..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Delite Rancher VINE VOICE on May 18, 2012
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"The Gnostic Preludes" fits in well with John Zorn's recent output of melodic music. This project can be thought of as a Zorn album written for guitarist Bill Frisell. Frisell is in good company with Carol Emanuel on harp and Kenny Wollesen on the vibes. Wollesen also plays orchestral bells that work well in small doses. "The Gnostic Preludes" is reminiscent of Zorn's "The Goddess - Music for the Ancient of Days." Along these lines, classical and jazz aesthetics playfully mingle for a forty-eight minute meditation. So when compared to projects like the Book of Angels, some may find the ambiance of "The Gnostic Preludes" a bit bland. While best suited for the background, it is a good soundtrack for contemplative moments. When appreciated for what it is, "The Gnostic Preludes" delivers but falls short of its sequels. Indeed, "The Mysteries" and "In Lambeth" redeem the shortcomings of this freshman album. Still, this is peaceful, relaxing music. The highlight may be prelude 5: 'Music Of The Spheres.' While lacking hooks, the Middle Eastern inspired melodies are always sweet. The compositions, arrangements and performances are loose and light. In this sense, the playful music can easily be envisioned as three beautifully colored butterflies, musically flitting about in John Zorn's garden. How beautiful!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Culmer on July 25, 2012
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I am struck speechless by this CD. Truly some of the most beautiful music I've heard, maybe ever. I'm a long-time fan of Mr. Zorn at his most unlistenable (to some) -- and Bill Frissel is one of the finest musicians currently living. With Carol Emanuel and Kenny Wolleson, the arrangements are moving - even heart-wrenching -- and luminous. Okay, I know this is a lot of hyperbole, but is it hyperbole if it is all true?? Buy this album and grow your heart and mind and spirit even larger.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Manuel Grosso Galvan on April 17, 2012
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Is not the first time that Frisell play Zorn. They begin whith Naked City and after years they play the sakes songs. This album is unique. I love the Masada books and this one in particular.After years Frisell and Zorn are again together. Is real great. Acustic sound. Fisell in one of his better CD in years and the composition of Zorn. Music more than sound. Pure feelings . Please don't miss this opportunity . Great, simple great. Nothing that remember the old Naked City times.Simple beauty, but great
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