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A Few More of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things - Part 2

Read "A Few More of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

It's that time of the year when we look back at the past twelve months and realize that jazz continues to be possibly the only thing that doesn't let us down, while the world is getting crazier by the hour. So here we are again, sharing a few mores tunes we've loved the most in the past few months.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Idris Ackamoor & The ...

Live Review

John Zorn@70 a Modena, Reggio Emilia e Bologna

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John Zorn Teatro Storchi e Teatro Valli John Zorn @70 Modena e Reggio Emilia 30-31.10.2023 Nella ricorrenza del suo settantesimo compleanno (coincidente quest'anno con l'anniversario di mezzo secolo di carriera professionale, iniziata con le prime incisioni nel 1973), e analogamente a quanto fatto in precedenza per i suoi 50 e 60 anni, il sassofonista e compositore John Zorn ha organizzato una serie di concerti celebrativi in giro per il mondo per proporre una ...

Live Review

John Zorn at 70 at Great American Music Hall

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Zorn at 70 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA August 30-September 3, 2023 Day One, August 30, 2023 “Breaking Ground" with John Medeski and Dave Lombardo Last night, the intergalactic Starship John Zorn descended from New York into San Francisco for a five- night residency at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall to celebrate Zorn's 70th birthday. Zorn, a legendary avant-garde composer and saxophonist whose Promethean and prolific output of ...

Album Review

John Zorn and Bill Laswell: Memoria

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John Zorn and Bill Laswell, two towering figures of the New York Downtown scene, have once again joined forces to deliver a captivating musical experience, entitled Memoria. Following the success of their previous collaboration, The Cleansing, (Tzadik, 2021) this new release pays tribute to three artistic visionaries whose legacies continue to inspire and shape the realms of creativity and artistic integrity. The album title, Memoria, serves as a heartfelt tribute to three influential figures who have passed away: ...

Liner Notes

Butch Morris: Current Trends in Racism in Modern America

Read "Butch Morris: Current Trends in Racism in Modern America" reviewed by Howard Mandel

When a full house of ardent downtown music followers flocked to the old Kitchen, a performance loft on Broome Street in Manhattan's artsy Soho district on the cold night of February 1, 1985 to hear Current Trends in Racism in Modern America by Lawrence Douglas “Butch" Morris--I don't recall if it was advertised as “Conduction No. 1"--no one knew what to expect. At that time, as now, Butch was an inspired and productive presence on a diversified music ...

Album Review

John Zorn: Gnosis: The Inner Light

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John Zorn's album Gnosis: The Inner Light serves as a poignant memorial and homage to the creative genius of one of modern music's most visionary composers, Ennio Morricone, who played a vital role in shaping Zorn's musical path. Decades ago, Zorn captivated audiences with The Big Gundown (Nonesuch, 1986), a groundbreaking release that boldly reimagined Morricone's compositions. Now, with Gnosis: The Inner Light, Zorn once again pays tribute to the maestro's enduring influence, delving into mystical realms and creating a ...

Jazz AI

Influential John Zorn

Read "Influential John Zorn" reviewed by DIG 9000

John Zorn is a highly influential American composer and musician who has released over 200 recordings spanning a wide range of genres, including jazz, rock, classical, and experimental music. His work is highly regarded for its innovation, eclecticism, and improvisation. It's difficult to pinpoint a single “most important" album by John Zorn, as his work is so diverse and influential that different listeners may have different favorites. However, some of his most highly regarded and influential works include: ...


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