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Bar Kokhba (album)

Bar Kokhba
Studio album by John Zorn
Released 1996
Recorded August 1994, December 1995, & March 1996; Baby Monster Studios, NY
Genre Avant-garde jazz
Chamber jazz
Length 128:09
Label Tzadik
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Filmworks III: 1990-1995
Bar Kokhba
In Memory of Nikki Arane

Bar Kokhba is a double album by John Zorn, recorded between 1994 and 1996.[1] It features music from Zorn's Masada project, rearranged for small ensembles.


  • Reception 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Personnel 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


The AllMusic review by Marc Gilman awarded the album 4½ stars noting that "While some compositions retain their original structure and sound, some are expanded and probed by Zorn's arrangements, and resemble avant-garde classical music more than jazz. But this is the beauty of the album; the ensembles provide a forum for Zorn to expand his compositions. The album consistently impresses".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing

All compositions by John Zorn

Disc One
  1. "Gevurah" - 6:55
  2. "Nezikin" - 1:51
  3. "Mahshav" - 4:33
  4. "Rokhev" - 3:10
  5. "Abidan" - 5:19
  6. "Sheloshim" - 5:03
  7. "Hath-Arob" - 2:25
  8. "Paran" - 4:48
  9. "Mahlah" - 7:48
  10. "Socoh" - 4:07
  11. "Yechida" - 8:24
  12. "Bikkurim" - 3:25
  13. "Idalah-Abal" - 5:04
Disc Two
  1. "Tannaim" - 4:38
  2. "Nefesh" - 3:33
  3. "Abidan" - 3:13
  4. "Mo'ed" - 4:59
  5. "Maskil" - 4:41
  6. "Mishpatim" - 6:46
  7. "Sansanah" - 6:56
  8. "Shear-Jashub" - 2:06
  9. "Mahshav" - 4:50
  10. "Sheloshim" - 6:45
  11. "Mochin" - 13:11
  12. "Karaim" - 3:39
  • Recorded at Baby Monster Studios, New York City in August 1994, December 1995 and March 1996


See also

Masada (band)


  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Gilman, M. Allmusic Review accessed July 26, 2011.

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