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50th Birthday Celebration Volume 12

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Recorded  September 6, 2003
Producer  John Zorn
Artist  Painkiller
Label  Tzadik Records
Length  43:16
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 12 (2005)  Mysterium (2005)
Release date  20 September 2005
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Released  September 20, 2005 (2005-09-20)
50th Birthday Celebration Volume 12 (2005)  The Prophecy Live in Europe (2013)
Genres  Avant-garde jazz, Downtown music
Similar  Painkiller albums, Avant-garde jazz albums, Other albums

Painkiller 50th birthday celebration volume 12 full album 2004

50th Birthday Celebration Volume 12 is a live album by Painkiller 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 Thom Jurek awarded the album 3½ stars stating "Zorn is out front playing snake-wise, melding everything from hard bop, free jazz, soul-oriented groove lines, and his own unclassifiable sonic palette. Patton's vocals are heavily treated yowls and screams combined with rhythmic breath work and moans. Tape delays are employed here as well, making the entire set a compelling, singular workout that is exciting, harsh, intense, and compelling.".

Track listing

All tracks written by John Zorn.


  • John Zorn – alto saxophone
  • Bill Laswell – bass
  • Hamid Drake – drums
  • Mike Patton – voice
  • References

    50th Birthday Celebration Volume 12 Wikipedia

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