JOHN ZORN – Between Two Worlds

Nova Express (2011) is an album composed by John Zorn, inspired by William Burroughs prose. The album refers to four books by Burroughs Nova Express, The Ticket That Exploded, Dead Fingers Talk and Port of Saints in the track listing. Curiously, "Between Two Worlds" sounds like an instrumental, jazzy version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit"… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN – Between Two Worlds


JOHN ZORN – Gnostic Hymn

One of Zorn’s most beloved and unique 21st century ensembles, the Gnostic Trio features the distinctive guitar of Bill Frisell, the vibraphone of Kenny Wollesen and the ethereal harp stylings of Carol Emanuel. The sounds are soulful and heavenly and for this, their seventh cd together, they perform nine tunes from the “Book Beri’ah”, the… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN – Gnostic Hymn

A conversation with Bill Laswell | IonEye

If it's not magical, it's not worth doing it...Without Magic, there's no quality. Bill Laswell I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to have a phone conversation with producer and bassist, Bill Laswell recently where we touched upon his current collaborations with John Zorn, and touched upon points of his vast and extensive career and… Continue lendo A conversation with Bill Laswell | IonEye

JOHN ZORN & BILL LASWELL – Turbines | Sessions | Gagosian premieres

As part of Sessions, a spin-off of Gagosian Premieres, composer and saxophonist John Zorn and bass guitarist and producer Bill Laswell perform an improvised work in Sterling Ruby’s exhibition “TURBINES,” at Gagosian, 522 West 21st Street, New York. Zorn is celebrated for his experimental approaches to composition and improvisation in forms ranging from classical, jazz, and… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN & BILL LASWELL – Turbines | Sessions | Gagosian premieres


The fourth CD in a 12-month period by Zorn’s most powerful new ensemble presents nine genre-busting compositions mixing jazz, metal, classical, world music and more. This time their trademark sound is augmented by the ringing tones of Kenny Wollesen’s vibraphone to create their wildest, most insane CD to date. Juxtaposing complex atonal lines, driving vamps,… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN – Night

JOHN ZORN – Simulacrum – The Illusionist (2015)

The most extreme organ trio ever, Simulacrum is yet another wild new direction from Downtown Alchemist John Zorn, who continues to explore new worlds and new ensembles into his sixth decade. Dramatic through-composed pieces that unfold with a cinematic logic, this genre bending music defies classification, touching upon metal, jazz, minimalism, atonality, noise and more.… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN – Simulacrum – The Illusionist (2015)

JOHN ZORN – Kristallnacht (live @ the Knitting Factory, 1992)

John Zorn's live performance of his visceral suite "Kristallnacht", depicting a timeline surrounding the Nazi pogrom against Jewish sites and businesses on 9-10 November 1938, had a shocking effect on audiences in Munich and New York. The New York Times offered this review of the 1992 performance at the Knitting Factory: "Kristallnacht," John Zorn's… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN – Kristallnacht (live @ the Knitting Factory, 1992)

YOKO ONO & JOHN ZORN – Improvisation (live @ The Greene Space 2012)

Spinning on Air's 25th Anniversary with Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, John Zorn, and Diane Cluck. The event was hosted by the show's creator David Garland, and featured performances by, and conversations with, very special guests including Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, John Zorn, and Diane Cluck. The eclectic weekly music program Spinning On Air was… Continue lendo YOKO ONO & JOHN ZORN – Improvisation (live @ The Greene Space 2012)

JOHN ZORN W/ ANDREW WEISS & SIM CAIN – Live in NYC [fvll concert] (1989)

In the late 1980s, John Zorn was guesting in the studio with industrial-metal weirdos OLD and playing live with the Rollins Band rhythm section of bassist Andrew Weiss and drummer Sim Cain. For his next sustained genre-spanning improv venture, Zorn delved even further into the rock underground to recruit a player he’d already drawn considerable inspiration from (and played… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN W/ ANDREW WEISS & SIM CAIN – Live in NYC [fvll concert] (1989)

JOHN ZORN’S BAR KOKHBA SEXTET – Live @ Warsaw Summer Jazz Days (1999)

John Zorn's Bar Kokhba Sextet live @ Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland June 25 1999 SET LIST: Intro Lilin Khebar Karet Eitan Teli Kisofim Jachin Kol Nidre Gevurah Bar Kokhba Sextet: Mark Feldman: violinErik Friedlander: celloMarc Ribot: guitarGreg Cohen: bassJoey Baron: drumsCyro Baptista: percussionJohn Zorn: conductor