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    Composer/performer/producer John Zorn may be most often associated with avant-garde jazz and improvised music, but his work also spans a number of other genres including klezmer, punk, and classical music. He has released well over one 100 recordings, under his own name and with groups like Masada and Naked City. His work has been recognized through many prestigious awards including the Jewish Cultural Award in the Performing Arts, the William Schuman Award from Columbia University, and, most notably, a MacArthur Fellowship.

    Nonesuch has released three recordings by John Zorn that highlight his musical diversity: Naked City, the debut of his “punk-jazz” band; Spy vs. Spy, Zorn’s unique take on pieces by Ornette Coleman; and Spillane, which showcases Zorn as a composer.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:06pm

Composer/performer/producer John Zorn may be most often associated with avant-garde jazz and improvised music, but his work also spans a number of other genres including klezmer, punk, and classical music. He has released well over one 100 recordings, under his own name and with groups like Masada and Naked City. His work has been recognized through many prestigious awards including the Jewish Cultural Award in the Performing Arts, the William Schuman Award from Columbia University, and, most notably, a MacArthur Fellowship.

Nonesuch has released three recordings by John Zorn that highlight his musical diversity: Naked City, the debut of his “punk-jazz” band; Spy vs. Spy, Zorn’s unique take on pieces by Ornette Coleman; and Spillane, which showcases Zorn as a composer.

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Composer/performer/producer John Zorn may be most often associated with avant-garde jazz and improvised music, but his work also spans a number of other genres including klezmer, punk, and classical music. Nonesuch has released three recordings by John Zorn that highlight his musical diversity: Naked City, the debut of his “punk-jazz” band; Spy vs. Spy, Zorn’s unique take on pieces by Ornette Coleman; and Spillane, which showcases Zorn as a composer.

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