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John Zorn

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John Zorn artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

John Zorn's latest album is Dreamachines, which is inspired by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs' cut-up techniques.

September 3, 2013 At 60, the composer is wiser, sure, but no less prolific, thoughtful and antagonistic than before.

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November 13, 2005 Composer and saxophonist John Zorn has redefined the boundaries of Jewish music.

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Reviews

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.

May 21, 2013 On Metheny's latest, the jazz guitarist takes an evocative approach to Zorn's knotty compositions.

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Bill Callahan's "Small Plane" is a favorite of World Cafe host David Dye.

October 3, 2013 Download new music from Bill Callahan, Dev Hynes, John Zorn, Freeway, The Internet and more.

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The quartet Garage a Trois.

September 10, 2012 As these songs show, the spirit of adventure has been a part of both genres' musical trajectories.

John Zorn's newest album is titled A Dreamer's Christmas.

December 11, 2011 This is one of those Christmas records that truly inspires peace on earth and good will toward men.

William Claxton's cover photo of Sonny Rollins standing in the desert — sporting a cowboy hat, gun holster and humorously knowing look — has only added to Way Out West's classic status.

May 17, 2011 Hear five jazz songs that express Western themes of space, freedom, pioneers and movement.

Weasel Walter (center) had one goal in mind for The Flying Luttenbachers: pure sonic terror.

October 27, 2009 Hear five bands that take the ferocity of '60s free jazz and match it with pummeling death metal.

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  • Artist: Pat Metheny
  • Label: Tzadik Records
  • Released: 2013
 

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