Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits - Caym – Book of Angels - Vol. 17 {Tzadik}

Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits plays John Zorn's Masada Book 2

Featuring: Cyro Baptista Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz Tim Keiper Brian Marsella

Written in a flash of creativity during three months in late 2004, the 316 compositions in John Zornメs Book of Angels contain some of his most critically acclaimed works. Recorded by a wide variety of ensembles over the past seven years, Caym is the 17th album in the series. In this latest release, Zorn bestowed 12 previously un-recorded songs upon Banquet of the Spirits and left them in their able hands.

Caym is a musical journey ヨ an album that takes the listener from the favelas of Brazil to the deserts of Morocco to the Islands of Japan and everywhere in between. Each new track creates a unique landscape, capturing the true essence of the musical conquest the band embarks on. This album is, once again, a true realization of the guiding principles Cyro formed this band around ヨ the concept of 'Anthropofagia' or 'Cultural Cannibalism'.

As Zorn himself put it, 'This dynamic CD brings my lyrical compositions to life like never before.'

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