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September 28, 2006

Music for matzos

Filed under: Music — Tom @ 10:01 am

Stop! Before those of you who hate the music posts move on, watch the Colbert piece below because it’s hilarious.

Stephen Colbert on John Zorn:

I was looking up my favorite guitarist Bill Frisell on YouTube and couldn’t find much, unfortunately, but due to his association with John Zorn I found a bunch of Zorn-related stuff, including the above video. Now before those of you who aren’t familiar with John Zorn start to think I’m completely crazy, because I do like and endorse quite a bit of Zorn-related material, take a look at what else Zorn does and I think you’ll see why I love some of Zorn’s stuff:

John Zorn’s Masada, Live at Tonic, 1999: “Beeroth”

This, by the way, is from a great DVD put out by Zorn’s Tzadik label of a Masada show, should you find yourself equally amazed by the band – on trumpet is the always amazing Dave Douglas, on drums is one of my favorites, Joey Baron, and on bass is the fleet-fingered Greg Cohen. A truly astounding powerhouse of a band – possibly my favorite jazz group of all time. Yeah, it’s jazz music that uses traditional Jewish music as its basis instead of pop standards or free jazz abstraction. Eat a matzo while listening and enjoy.


1 Comment »

  1. geezuz! that Zorn thing was funny.

    Comment by Mark Saleski — October 3, 2006 @ 8:01 pm | Reply

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