Her Melodious Lay

John Zorn

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDTZA9309

Release Date:  21 June 2024

Label:  Tzadik

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  702397930921

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    Julian Lage, Gyan Riley

    Julian Lage and Gyan Riley have a magical rapport, a deep mutual respect, and have recorded some of Zorn's most melodious and intimate compositions. In addition to the many books of music written for their trio with Bill Frisell, they have also worked together as a duo on The Bagatelles (2015), Midsummer Moons (2017), Book Beri'ah (2019), and Quatrain (2023). For this fifth duo CD Zorn turns again to William Shakespeare for inspiration and has composed a varied collection of ballads, dances, lullabies, and fantasies that will delight, stimulate, and inspire. Her Melodious Lay contains nine poetic, through-composed pieces that blend classical, folk, jazz, film music, and more into a strikingly dramatic musical vision. Modern guitar music at its very best!

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Enchanted Castle
      • 2. In Sorrow's Eye
      • 3. Innocent Sleep
      • 4. A Cruel Theft of Light
      • 5. Shadow to My Sightless View
      • 6. Mercutio
      • 7. The Faerie's Kiss
      • 8. A Dancing Star
      • 9. Out of This Nettle, Danger We Pluck This Flower, Safety