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3.04 | 9 ratings | 1 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. One (0:55)
2. Two (2:42)
3. Three (2:54)
4. Four (2:05)
5. Five (1:45)
6. Six (2:08)
7. Seven (4:38)
8. Eight (3:19)
9. Nine (2:45)
10. Ten (2:53)
11. Interlude (1:24)
12. Eleven (3:18)
13. Twelve (2:50)

Total Time 33:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Ilana Davidson / voice
- Tara O'Connor / piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute
- Mike Lowenstern / clarinet, bass clarinet
- Stephen Drury / piano, organ, celesta
- Fred Sherry / cello
- Jennifer Choi / violin
- William Winant / percussion
- Elizabeth Farnum / voice (movements ten and eleven)
- Brad Lubman / conductor

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Tzadik # 7085

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JOHN ZORN Chimeras ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
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Review by snobb
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3 stars Chimeras is quite unusual work, even for John Zorn. This album is a fresh one from New Composers series, and contains modern classic music, or let say - avant-garde segment of it.

There are 13 short pieces on this album (14 - on 2010 re-release), played by chamber sextet ( two reeds, two strings, keyboard, percussion) and classic vocalist on few movements. The music itself is dark, minimalistic, often cold.

All musicians are extra-class, music is complex, minimalistic and hardly accessible though. The listener very soon finds himself in cold dark room , full of his own fears.Whenever this work has no relations with avant-jazz or avant prog, it could be delicious music for modern classic avant-garde lovers.

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