John Zorn :  Kristallnacht
Cat. # 7301
Released Sep 1995
cd time - 43:03
US Price $16.00
Recorded in 1993, Kristallnacht is Zorn's most powerful and unforgettable composition. This premiere work of Radical Jewish Culture features a virtuoso ensemble of creative Jewish musicians. Seven movements tell the story of the Jewish experience, survival through the Holocaust, the building of a Jewish state, diaspora Jewry and its attraction and resistance to assimilation, the rise of Jewish nationalism and the ultimate problems of fanatical religious fundamentalism. Seemlessly combining 12 tone classical composition, improvisation, noise and klezmer, this is a work not to be missed by anyone interested in new trends in modern music.
Anthony Coleman: Keyboards
Mark Dresser: Bass
Mark Feldman: Violin
David Krakauer: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Frank London: Trumpet
Marc Ribot: Guitar
William Winant: Percussion