Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Nova Express is one of Zorn's most dynamic and sensitive ensembles, an MJQ-tinged quartet featuring piano, vibraphone, bass and drums. For their first foray into the world of Masada, they ar joined by the ever- popular Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista to create a fabulous program of space-age bachelor pad music for the 21st century. Relaxing and unique instrumental music performed by an all-star quintet of musical masters touching upon the exotic language of The Dreamers, Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Bert Kaempfert, Afro-Cuban bop and more.
Personnel: John Medeski (piano, organ); Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone); Trevor Dunn (acoustic bass, electric bass); Joey Baron (drums); Cyro Baptista (congas, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Marc Urselli.
Recording information: EastSide Sound, NYC (11/02/2015).
Arranger: John Zorn .