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John Zorn

Drawing upon his experience in classical, jazz, rock, hardcore punk, klezmer, film, cartoon, popular, world and improvised music, John Zorn has created a controversial and influential body of work that often defies academic categories. He has earned great respect within his own community and beyond by going his own way without compromise, developing a large network of supporters world wide, often in unexpected places. Born in 1953 and raised in New York City, Zorn has been a central figure in the Downtown Scene since 1975, incorporating a wide variety of creative musicians into various compositional formats

Meet Jacob Cartwright

Read "Meet Jacob Cartwright" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our August Super Fan is a visual artist with a special affinity for improvisational music, which has spilled over into his jazz-themed painting series. In jazz, as in art, Jacob Cartwright values the past while embracing the forward momentum of the new. Plus he's really “down with the jazz cats"--read on to see what we mean! ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Eri Yamamoto: The Poet’s Touch

Read "Eri Yamamoto: The Poet’s Touch" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

One of the many places to go if you want to listen to jazz in New York is Arthur's Tavern. The special thing about that place is not that it is a jazz bar, but the fact that the same piano trio has played there for nearly 20 years. The name of the trio is Eri ...

Meet John Reilly

Read "Meet John Reilly" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

John Reilly--yet another of our Super Fans who works for the city of New York--was born on Staten Island, where he still lives. We don't know if it's something to do with working for the city, or just a function of growing up in the capital of jazz, but John is the real thing. The son ...

Meet Richard Berger

Read "Meet Richard Berger" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

A regular on the New York jazz and avant jazz scenes, Richard Berger is frequently seen about town in the company of his wife, our December Super Fan, Roberta DeNicola. Music has long been Richard's “positive addiction," giving him the best of times and helping him through the worst of times. “Jazz is very much a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Escreet: Sound, Space and Structures

Read "Sound, Space and Structures" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Nascent pianist, composer John Escreet has created a buzz in progressive jazz spheres, while paving a golden path since his well-received debut album, Consequences (Posi-Tone, 2008). The young British Renaissance man teams with fellow countryman and iconic saxophone improviser Evan Parker and frequent collaborators, bassist John Hebert and drummer Tyshawn Sorey on an album that is ...

NEWS: EVENT

From Carnegie Hall To Lower Manhattan - David Krakauer Brings His Clarinet Mastery To The Stone; September 24-29, 2013

From Carnegie Hall To Lower Manhattan - David Krakauer  Brings His Clarinet Mastery To The Stone; September 24-29, 2013

New York - A major artist of great renown, clarinetist David Krakauer showcases his virtuosity in an intimate setting. He brings his unique sound to a week-long residency at The Stone, John Zornʼs downtown hot spot in lower Mahattan. As well as being a significant voice in the classical world, Krakauer is considered to be one ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A New Matthew Shipp Thirsty Ear Release Is Slated For Fall 2013

A New Matthew Shipp Thirsty Ear Release Is Slated For Fall 2013

On Wednesday February 20, pianist/composer Matthew Shipp recorded his next Thirsty Ear record, Piano Sutras, at Park West Studios in Brooklyn. Jim Clouse was the recording engineer and Thirsty Ear owner Peter Gordon was the producer. It's a solo piano recording of originals by Mr. Shipp plus a couple of standards. Shipp said, “I continue to ...


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