beyond good and evil - simulacrum live (2020)

Track Listing: 

1. The Illusionist. 12:58 
2. Ghost Sonata. 6:06 
3. Ravens. 3:49 
4. Alterities. 2:51 
5. Danse Macabre. 4:49 
6. Plague. 3:07 
7. Dark Pageant. 3:34 
8. Angelic Voices. 4:47 
9. The Divine Comedy  12:51


John Medeski - Organ 
Matt Hollenberg - Guitar
Kenny Grohowski - Drums


All music composed and arranged by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded live July 20, 2019 at Firehouse 12  by Greg Dicrosta
Mixed September 15, 2019 by James Dellatacoma and Matt Hollenberg
Mastering by Scott Hull 
Collages - John Zorn 
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) 


From 2015–2017, in the midst of an historic creative high, Zorn wrote and recorded no less than six CDs of music for “Simulacrum,” his most powerful and intense 21st century ensemble; the music then became a project for live performance. This concert from July 2019 finds the band at their blazing best, performing compositions from four different “Simulacrum” releases. No one blends metal and jazz quite like Zorn (he’s been doing it since the late 1980s) and these mind-bendingly intense performances will leave you breathless. Beautifully recorded at Firehouse 12 in New Haven and lovingly mixed at Bill Laswell’s Orange Sound by James Dellatacoma this is a hyper powered stop-on-a-dime live performance by three virtuosic musical maniacs.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8369

Release Date:  January 24, 2020