| September 3, 2003|
24 February 2004
| February 24, 2004 (2004-02-24)|
Azazel Book of Angels Volume 2
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 2
Masada, Masada String Trio
Avant-garde jazz, Downtown music
Masada albums, Avant-garde jazz albums, Other albums
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 1 is a live album by the Masada String Trio documenting their performance at Tonic in September, 2003 as part of John Zorn's month-long 50th Birthday Celebration concert series.
The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard awarded the album 4.5 stars stating "From soloing to comping, bowing to pizzicato techniques, the set is dazzling from start to finish. Only "Malkut" and "Karet" are anything but beautiful, sounding like pieces left more open to free improvisation than the others, and allowing other facets of the players' abilities to come out. The Masada songbook has elicited a rather large number of truly excellent recordings from its various ensembles. Add this one to the list. Recommended.".
All tracks written by John Zorn.Greg Cohen – bass
Mark Feldman – violin
Erik Friedlander – cello
John Zorn – conductor
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