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John Zorn, in red, conducts music from "Book of Angels" with the Bar Kokhba Sextet (featuring Marc Ribot on guitar, Mark Feldman on violin, Erik Friedlander on cello and Cyro Baptista on percussion) during his "Masada Marathon" at Lincoln Center in New York on March 30, 2011. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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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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At 60, 'Challenges Are Opportunities' For John Zorn

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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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Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World

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