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Album: Pellucidar—: A Dreamers Fantabula
# Song Title   Time
1)    Magic Carpet Ride More Info...
2)    Gormenghast More Info...
3)    Queen of Ilium More Info...
4)    Once Upon a Time More Info...
5)    Flight from Salem More Info...
6)    Pellucidar More Info...
7)    Atlantis More Info...
8)    A Perfume from Cleopolis More Info...
9)    Jewels of Opar More Info...
 
Album: Pellucidar—: A Dreamers Fantabula
# Song Title   Time
1)    Magic Carpet Ride More Info...
2)    Gormenghast More Info...
3)    Queen of Ilium More Info...
4)    Once Upon a Time More Info...
5)    Flight from Salem More Info...
6)    Pellucidar More Info...
7)    Atlantis More Info...
8)    A Perfume from Cleopolis More Info...
9)    Jewels of Opar More Info...
 
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  • Personnel: Marc Ribot (guitar); Jamie Saft (keyboards); Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone); Joey Baron (drums); Cyro Baptista (percussion).
  • Audio Mixer: Marc Urselli.
  • Recording information: EastSide Sound, NYC (02/2015).
  • Photographer: Ikue Mori.
  • Arranger: John Zorn .
  • Pellucidar is billed as the first new Dreamers album in four years, but given that the last album was tunes from Book Two of Masada and the one before that consisted of Christmas tunes, this is actually the first new material written specifically for this ensemble since 2009. It's similar to both The Dreamers and O'o, but the playing of this group never gets old. Jamie Saft skips the piano this time out, sticking with Fender Rhodes, and the interplay with Kenny Wollesen's vibes is magical. Marc Ribot has a few great solos, of course, but also contributes some interesting not-very-guitary comping. The rhythm section is equally amazing, with Trevor Dunn's supple basslines and Ben Perowsky's light touch on drums and excellent cymbal work. Cyro Baptista can always be counted on for perfect percussive accents. The tunes are mostly delightfully upbeat jazz-surf-exotica, with "Gormenghast" taking a slightly darker, Morricone-esque turn and "Jewels of Opar" a bit more insistent, with harder drumming from Perowsky and a ripping solo from Ribot. Pellucidar is another great offering from Zorn's most accessible project. ~ Sean Westergaard
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