Jazz-grinder and general experimental composer John Zorn has engaged with his spiritual side a few times over his career, and 'The Testament of Solomon' brings it all back, combining neo-classical leanings with his jazz proficiencies and Biblical influences. Zorn continues to dazzle and surprise at this late point in his career, expanding his vocal talents further.
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8/10 Jack Customer review, 28th June 2017
In their previous releases (Gnostic Preludes, The Mysteries and In Lambeth) the Gnostic Trio performed complex compositions in Zorn’s new and exciting mystical style. Perhaps beginning with the piece The Magus on In Search of the Miraculous (2010) these long form through-composed pieces showed the influence of minimal composers like Reich, Glass and Riley and has grown and deepened over the years toward pieces like America on the brilliant On Leaves of Grass album (2014) by the Nova Express Quartet.
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