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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:59 pm 
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http://www.jazztimes.com/articles/24597 ... orking-man


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:25 pm 
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Fuckin' 'eh. The classical American response. The guy's a genius, just as much as Zappa. Zorn knows as much about live music as anybody living or dead. I think Zappa was an amazing composer, as amazing as anybody as I'm likely to encounter. Saying that Zorn knows as much about live playing as Zappa doesn't take away from Zappa. It's about the musicians. You hang around musicians enough, you get to know them. Zappa knew them, and he knew them well, I think. He didn't discriminate between people that smoked pot or preferred alcohol. He chose his band members based upon how well he liked them, and it didn't hurt if he or she knew how to read.

Sorry to spew like this, it just came out.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:29 pm 
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I agree. Zorn is the greatest living composer today, in my opinion.

I'm sure if Frank were still with us he would at least appreciate some of Zorn's work...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:13 am 
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John Zorn's Masada Book Two, The Book of Angels, Vol. 1 - 11
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Astaroth: Book of Angels, Vol. 1 by Jamie Saft
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Azazel: Book of Angels, Vol. 2 by Erik Friedlander
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Malphas: Book of Angels, Vol. 3 by Mark Feldman
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Orobas: Book of Angels, Vol. 4by Koby Israelite
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Balan: Book of Angels, Vol. 5 by The Cracow Klezmer Band
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Moloch: The Book of Angels, Vol. 6 by Uri Caine
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Asmodeus: The Book of Angels, Vol. 7 by Marc Ribot
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Volac: Book of Angels, Vol. 8 by Erik Friedlander
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Xaphan: The Book of Angels, Vol. 9 by Secret Chiefs 3
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Lucifer: The Book of Angels, Vol. 10 by Bar Kokhba Sextet
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Zaebos: The Book of Angels, Vol. 11 by Medeski Martin & Wood

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:18 pm 
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FalseDichotomy wrote:
http://www.jazztimes.com/articles/24597-john-zorn-the-working-man

Great article, thanks. I've been off Zorn for years but I might have to check out some of his more recent stuff.


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