Bill Callahan's "Small Plane" is a favorite of World Cafe host David Dye. Hanly Banks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Zorn's latest album is Dreamachines, which is inspired by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs' cut-up techniques. Scott Irvine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Best known for bright, accessible modern jazz, Pat Metheny takes on an experimental composer's work with the new Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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