Feb 04 2019

Sofia Rei & JC Maillard “Keter” from John Zorn Masada Book 3: OUT NOW on Tzadik Records

Sofía Rei & JC Maillard present KETER from John Zorn Masada Book 3

“The fabulous voice of Sofía Rei has graced several Zorn vocal projects, from the acappella quartet Mycale to the dynamic Song Project, and here she interprets eight compositions from the Book Beri’ah—the third and last book completing the Masada legacy. Featuring the remarkable JC Maillard on saz bass, the arrangements are incredibly varied, and range from lyrical heartfelt ballads to driving grooves. Intimate and intensely personal, this is one of the most unique Masada CDs in the entire series! Unforgettable” – Tzadik Records


Sofía Rei: vocals, loops & charango
JC Maillard: saz bass, vocals

After 4 years in the works, Sofia Rei and JC Maillard‘s duo album “Keter” will be finally released in January 2019. For a quarter of a century, John Zorn’s Masada has been a consistently exciting and influential presence in the landscape of adventurous music, involving renowned artists such as Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Pat Metheny, John Medeski, Martin & Wood and many more. With this third and final songbook, The Book Beriah, he concludes the Masada series with 92 compositions over 11 albums, presented by some of the world’s most accomplished musicians.  In a unique project for voice and saz bass, longtime collaborators Sofia Rei and JC Maillard offer a superbly intimate and introspective study of the acclaimed source material. With lyrics by Rei and arrangements by both musicians, the songs explore a variety of topics, from love and solitude, to the ghost of Frida Kahlo and a childhood under dictatorship in Argentina. A captivating duet of unprecedented synergy, Keter has been coined “a standout addition to the Masada catalog”. 

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