The Masada Songbook

Posted by: Dave Douglas on May 4, 2010 @ 2:45 pm
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Ner Tamid

John Zorn, Ner Tamid, from the Masada songbook.

Monday, May 10, 7PM – 10PM:
Stone Seminar 19 – Dave Douglas on the Music of Masada.
At The Stone in NYC.

When John asked me to present a seminar, I thought: why not take a handful of Masada tunes, old and new, and play them with people? We’ll have the charts in Zorn’s incredibly-expressive handwriting… Bring your instrument as the goal will be to play as many tunes as we can get through. I learned a lot playing these tunes, and I think people may enjoy coming to get a closer look at how the tunes look and how performances of them work. Word is the composer may even come by and answer some of the many remaining questions I have for him.

Playing this music has always been fun, challenging, and thought-provoking for me. I can’t say that I have any answers, but Monday we will open up the book and see where the charts take us. Each of these tunes points in a unique and inspiring direction.

More info and specifics at The Stone website.

2 Comments

  1. […] 1 votes vote The Masada Songbook John Zorn, Ner Tamid, from the Masada songbook. Monday, May 10, 7PM – 10PM: Stone Seminar […]

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  2. ummm…. wow!

    Comment by Jake Dunlop — July 9, 2016 @ 5:28 am

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