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John Zorn - The Last Judgment (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8325}

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John Zorn - The Last Judgment (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8325}

John Zorn - The Last Judgment (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8325}
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Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental

Featuring the same magical Templar quartet from “In Sacred Blood”, “The Last Judgment” is the final CD in the remarkable Moonchild septology. This project has explored many different worlds in the past 8 years, and this CD takes a moody and lyrical approach with Medeski’s organ fully integrated into the band. Once again inspired by the legend of the powerful Knights Templar and their tragic demise under accusations of heresy in 1307, Zorn has composed a suite of pieces with a strong sense of continuity and emotional impact. Mike Patton draws on every vocal technique in his huge arsenal and the rhythm section of Dunn and Baron are tighter than ever. The last piece of the Moonchild puzzle—essential!
John Zorn - The Last Judgment (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8325}

The Last Judgment is the seventh and supposedly final release by one of John Zorn’s most consistent and well-received projects: the Moonchild collective. The core trio of Joey Baron on drums, Mike Patton on vocals, and Trevor Dunn on bass is joined by John Medeski on organ to narrate, one last time, their unique blend of energetic avant-jazz adorned with hardcore/punk and noise aesthetics, all of it crafted around Zorn’s compositions and leadership. Although it may be their seventh release, the band remains relentless and admirable in creating fine, involving music.

One aspect that makes The Last Judgment so engaging is the underlying inspiration of Zorn’s suite, inspiration stemming from the legend and surrounding myth of the Knights Templar. The story and the music support each other, intertwine, and forge a persuasive, deep-reaching work. Sacral, mystical, and metaphysical concepts tame the sonic, metallic aggressiveness bringing it closer to a sort of lyricism. In a sense, the inclusion of spirituality as a driving factor can be considered a throwback to the early free jazz masters for whom their art was often a vessel for some form of otherworldliness. To what extent Zorn himself identifies with the views conveyed and how personal of an expression this is for him, is beside the point.

Musically, The Last Judgment epitomizes everything that’s recognizable and loved about Moonchild: the natural, inherent energy and flow interrupted by the occasional sudden and violent sparks, Medeski’s captivating and organic playing, Baron’s fine, dynamic drums, Dunn’s distorted, dissonant, Laswell-evoking bass, and Patton’s trademark shrieking, singing, whispering… All the signature marks of these phenomenal musicians are represented and incorporated in the sound. Yet, it’s the material and moods that dictate everything and force the players to adapt and bow, disregarding genre limitations. Free jazz, Gregorian chants, metal, math rock - nothing is off-limits and the band transitions subtly and skillfully from one to another. As if they were performing incantations, not mere tunes. Even Mike Patton, who usually dominates every record he takes part of, is subdued and in service of the greater picture. Because of this, he’s often found relying on the restrained and quiet end of his vocal range.

Looking at standout songs, the quartet moves from the eerily sacral “Le Tombeau de Jacques de Molay” to the rock explosion of “Friday the 13th” simultaneously with ease and force, always focused on maintaining atmospheres. “Misericordia”, then, perhaps shows a nod to Diamanda Galás, while “Resurrection” and “Slipway” push the group towards a more disciplined and reticent outfit that nonetheless attains the same level of intangible energy. Regardless of the specific cuts, a sense of power, pietism, and transcendency resides in them. Furthermore, by relying on shorter pieces, the album feels concise and to the point without a minute wasted. The result is a well-rounded work enclosed in a perfectly tailored, very soft and warm production.

The Last Judgment is more than a fitting finale to the Moonchild project. It is both one of its high points and an evolutionary closure. Unless Zorn decides to reunite the guys for something new out of his songbook, they will be sorely missed.
John Zorn - The Last Judgment (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8325}


Personnel:
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Bass
John Medeski: Organ
Mike Patton: Voice

Composer - John Zorn
Producer - John Zorn

Track Listing
01 - Tria Prima
02 - Trinity
03 - Resurrection
04 - Le Tombeau De Jacques De Molay
05 - Sleepy Hollow
06 - Friday The 13th
07 - Misericordia
08 - Incant
09 - Slipway

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John Zorn / The Last Judgment

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John Zorn - The Last Judgment (2014) {Tzadik TZ 8325}

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