The Gift (John Zorn album)

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The Gift
Studio album by John Zorn
ReleasedMarch 27, 2001
GenreExotica
Length51:31
LabelTzadik TZ 7332
ProducerJohn Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Filmworks IX: Trembling Before G-d
(2000)
The Gift
(2001)
Madness, Love and Mysticism
(2001)
 
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The Gift
Studio album by John Zorn
ReleasedMarch 27, 2001
GenreExotica
Length51:31
LabelTzadik TZ 7332
ProducerJohn Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Filmworks IX: Trembling Before G-d
(2000)
The Gift
(2001)
Madness, Love and Mysticism
(2001)

The Gift is an album by John Zorn released in 2001 on the Tzadik label as the third volume of his Music Romance Series and described as an album "for lovers only".[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard awarded the album 4 stars stating "Despite the undeniable beauty of the music, underneath the pretty pink wrapping and bows of the outer slipcase, Zorn has included several paintings of young girls in the cover art that some people might find slightly disturbing, as if to underscore the idea that beauty itself is highly subjective".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Zorn

  1. "Makahaa" - 5:20
  2. "The Quiet Surf" - 3:14
  3. "Samarkan" - 6:41
  4. "Train to Thiensan" - 3:51
  5. "Snake Catcher" - 6:32
  6. "Mao's Moon" - 5:19
  7. "Cutting Stone" - 7:10
  8. "La Flor del Barrio" - 3:10
  9. "Bridge to the Beyond" - 5:33
  10. "Makahaa (reprise)" - 4:34

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Westergaard, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 4, 2011