Voices in the Wilderness

For the organization that sought to end the U.S./U.N sanctions regime against Iraq, see Voices in the Wilderness (organization).
Not to be confused with Voice in the Wilderness.
Voices in the Wilderness
Studio album by John Zorn
Released March 25, 2003 (2003-03-25)
Recorded August, 2002–January, 2003
Genre Jazz, klezmer
Length 124:33
Label Tzadik TZ 7172
Producer John Zorn
John Zorn chronology
Masada Guitars
Voices in the Wilderness
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Masada Guitars
Voices in the Wilderness
The Unknown Masada

Masada Anniversary Edition Volume 2: Voices in the Wilderness is the second album in a series of five releases celebrating the 10th anniversary of John Zorn's Masada songbook project.[1] It features 24 compositions by Zorn, each performed by different ensembles.


Professional ratings
Review scores

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3½ stars.[2] The Klezmer Shack stated "for the wonderous ways in which these compositions are re-discovered and re-explored by a host of ensembles around the world, this collection becomes essential... This tribute only hints at the influence that Zorn and his Masada music have had internationally... This set is a wonderful starting point to get a sense of the music, or to enjoy its diversity and diverse interpretation".[3]

Track listing

All tracks written by John Zorn.

Disc one
1."Karaim"  Pharaoh's Daughter4:19
2."Kisofim"  Ben Perowsky Trio6:45
3."Meholalot"  The Cracow Klezmer Band4:57
4."Lakom"  Rova Saxophone Quartet4:07
5."Tekufah"  Zony Mash6:23
6."Paran"  Naftule's Dream5:10
7."Khebar"  Kramer2:20
8."Nevalah"  Satlah3:39
9."Abidan"  Jewlia Eisenberg3:53
10."Tirzah"  Pachora5:06
11."Peliyot"  Lemon Juice Quartet5:49
12."Shebuah"  Steven Bernstein8:27
Disc two
1."Ziphim"  Medeski Martin and Wood7:16
2."Avodah"  Rashanim5:32
3."Rokhev"  Davka3:16
4."Tannaim"  Tin Hat Trio3:29
5."Acharei Mot"  Peter Apfelbaum7:32
6."Malkut"  Mephista3:30
7."Kochot"  Mike Patton3:47
8."Jair"  Ben Goldberg Trio5:22
9."Ne'eman"  The Wollesens6:54
10."Tahah"  Professionales3:45
11."Tiferet"  Jenny Scheinman5:02
12."Kedem"  Jamie and Vanessa Saft7:29


Disc one

  • Basya Schecter – oud, vocals
  • Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – bass
  • Daphna Mor – recorder, melodica
  • Ben Oir – guitar
  • Noah Heoffeld – cello
  • Meg Okura – violin
  • Daniel Freedman – percussion, vocal shouts
  • Jaroslaw Tyrala – violin
  • Jaroslaw Bester – accordion
  • Oleg Dyyak – accordion, clarinet, percussion
  • Wojciech Front – bass
  • Bruce Ackley – soprano
  • Larry Ochs – tenor
  • Jon Raskin – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Adams – sopranino
  • Wayne Horvitz – Fender Rhodes
  • Timothy Young – guitar
  • Keith Lowe – bass
  • Andy Roth – drums
  • Glenn Dickson – clarinet
  • Gary Bohan – trumpet
  • Michael McLaughlin – piano
  • Brandon Seabrook – guitar
  • James Gray – tuba
  • Eric Rosenthal – drums
  • Kramer – all instruments, voice
  • Eyal Maoz – guitar
  • Avishai E. Cohen – trumpet

Disc two

  • Daniel Hoffman – violin
  • Moses Sedler – cello
  • Paul Hanson – bassoon
  • Kevin Mummey – cajon
"Acharei Mot"
  • Jamie Saft – organ, keyboards, bass, guitar, programming
  • Vanessa Saft – vocals


  1. Tzadik catalogue
  2. 1 2 Allmusic Album Entry accessed August 2, 2011.
  3. Klezmer Shack review accessed October 31, 2013
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