Gary Lucas: Busy Being Born

On March 17, 1998, “Tzadik” label released “Busy Being Born”, the fourth Gary Lucas album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Gary Lucas and Kazunori Sugiyama.

Personnel:

  • Gary Lucas– vocals, acoustic, electric and steel guitar
  • Greg Cohen– bass guitar
  • Jonathan Kane – drums
  • Larry Fine – vocals
  • John Zorn– saxophone
  • Misako Kano – piano
  • Kenny Hurwitz – vocals
  • Tim Kalliches – engineer
  • Sascha von Oertzen – engineer
  • Irene Trudel – engineer
  • Allan Tucker – mastering
  • Ikue Mori– design
  • André Grossmann – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Lucas, except where noted.

  1. Adon Olom (instrumental) – traditional
  2. Adon Olom – (vocal) – traditional
  3. Shekhinah
  4. Sandman
  5. Sunrise Sunset – Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick
  6. Tradition – Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick
  7. The Mensch in the Moon – Walter Horn, Gary Lucas
  8. Lydia, The Tattooed Lady – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  9. Crawlspace
  10. Dayenu / Dreidei – traditional
  11. Fleisherei – Green, Lerner, Timberg
  12. A Hundred pounds of Clay – Luther Dixon, Bob Elgin, Kay Rogers
  13. The Seven faces of Dr. Lao – Leigh Haarline
  14. Abie the Fishman
  15. Hinay Ma Tov – traditional
  16. Theme from Exodus – Ernest Gold
  17. Adon olom (acappella) – traditional

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