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Sofía Rei – Vocals

Jorge Roeder – Upright Bass

Deep from the corners of the Pan-American repertoire, Argentine vocalist Sofia Rei and Peruvian bassist Jorge Roeder delve into the hidden gems of the lore. With uncanny skills and gripping emotive range, they bring songs to life in this all-acoustic duo setting. These Grammy nominated musicians, whose collaboration spans almost 20 years, revisit compositions by iconic writers such as Noel Rosa, Pixinguinha, Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Chabuca Granda and Thelonious Monk. They thrive in the immense variety of musical styles that emerged in the americas since the late 19th century, in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Neither folkloric nor avant-garde, straight ahead or Latin jazz, Coplas Escondidas is a singular creation by two of the foremost cosmopolitan improvisers on the international jazz scene. This duo project celebrates the depth of Latin American song forms, and it’s wonderfully original – unlike anything in their varied discographies.   

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In 2018, an important story reaches its final chapter. For a quarter of a century, John Zorn’s Masada has been a consistently exciting and influential presence in the landscape of adventurous music, involving renowned artists such as Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Metheny, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Pat Metheny and many more. With this third and final songbook, The Book Beriah, the legendary composer concludes his exhaustive exploration of new Jewish music with ninety-two compositions over eleven albums, presented by some of the world’s most accomplished musicians.

Grammy-nominated and four time International Music Award-winning vocalist and composer, Sofia Rei has a longstanding history with Zorn’s Masada oeuvre. As part of the celebrated a cappella quartet, Mycale, she was featured on two albums in The Book of Angels. In Keter, the charismatic, classically trained songstress draws from her Argentinian roots as well as her experience with jazz to explore the music’s mystical undertones. With her profoundly contemplative poetry and a voice of cathartic scope, Rei manages to reveal previously undiscovered facets of these enchanting, esoteric tunes. An equally forceful presence, eclectic composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist JC Maillard plays the saz bass. Exceptionally suited for conveying the ethereal aura of these compositions, Maillard’s enigmatic instrument at once encourages and provokes Rei’s voice. A captivating duet of unprecedented synergy, Keter is a standout addition to the Masada catalog.


In a unique project for voice and saz bass, longtime collaborators Sofia Rei and JC Maillard offer a superbly intimate and introspective study of the acclaimed source material. With lyrics by Rei and arrangements by both musicians, the songs explore a variety of topics, from love and solitude, to the ghost of Frida Kahlo and a childhood under the dictatorship in Argentina.

Sofía Rei – Vocals, loops & charango.

JC Maillard – Saz bass, vocals.

Jean-Christophe (JC) Maillard is a French composer, guitarist, pianist, electronic musician and arranger native of Pointe-à-Pître, Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. For the past 20 years, he has been touring, producing, arranging, acting as musical director and recording with all the great names in world music and world jazz. He has collaborated with Grammy wining artists such as Lisa Fischer, Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, Toure Kunda, etc. His project “Grand Baton”, an innovative mix of rock and electronic music with Caribbean percussions has released two albums which received praiseful reviews from all over the world, establishing him as a daring creative mind in cross genre music. JC is also known for mastering and being the first player of the SazBass, a new 8-steel string instrument of Turkish origin. More info at

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Mycale is a group of four vocalists-composers-arrangers, put together by John Zorn in 2009 to create an a cappella quartet that would collaboratively arrange selections from his Book of Angels’ compositions.


Expressive and passionate, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Sofia Rei, Sara Serpa and Malika Zarra are four of the most creative vocalists around.


Each a band-leader, composer, arranger and improviser in her own right, they come together here in an intimate setting to interpret Zorn’s music and give it the flavors of their diverse cultural backgrounds.

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In celebration of his 60th Birthday, John Zorn asked his most acclaimed vocal collaborators to write lyrics to select compositions from his vast musical catalog. Including music originally written for Naked City, Masada, The Dreamers, a variety of film soundtracks and more.


The Song Project is a retrospective of some of Zorn’s most lyrical compositions from the past 30 years. Each piece is presented in song format with an all-star band of Zorn regulars, and features the voices of Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, and Sofia Rei.


Sofia Rei, Jesse Harris, Mike Patton: Voice; John Medeski: Organ, Piano, Fender Rhodes; Marc Ribot: Guitar; Kenny Wollesen: Vibes; Trevor Dunn: Bass; Cyro Baptista: Percussion; Joey Baron: Drums.


John Zorn: Conductor

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Pavel Urkiza

La Ruta de las Almas


Ezequiel Viñao

Sonetos de Amor

Tlon Editions, 2015

Forro in the Dark

Forro Zinho- Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn

Tzadik, 2015


Jesse Harris

No Wrong No Right

Dangerbird Records, 2015



La Gaita Fantástica

Nova et Vetera, 2015


Clarice Assad


Adventure Music, 2014



Punto y Raya (en vivo)

Bituin, 2014

Raynald Colom


Jazz Village, 2012

Diego Obregón & Grupo Chonta

Pequeña Historia

Self released, 2012


Nando Michelin

Como Árboles

Self released, 2011


Juancho Herrera




Samuel Torres


Blue Conga Music, 2010


Annette A. Aguilar & Stringbeans

The Day Waits for Nobody



Folklore Urbano


Chonta Records, 2009

Pavel Urkiza

La Ruta de las Almas


Numinous, The Music of Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.


Innova Records, 2009


Edward Perez

The Year of Two Summers

Lima Limon Records, 2008


Andy McWain


Fuller Street Music, 2007




Lima Limon Records, 2007


Roi Raz

Between the Suns

Sachimay Records, 2003


Coro Nacional de Jóvenes

Música Coral Romántica y Contemporánea

Cosentino Records, 1999

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