john zorn

Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 8:16am by George M. Bowles
Another year full of great music, over 30 albums here that I really enjoyed... a few of which were my very favorites of 2014. First, here's everything that piqued my interest...albums I enjoyed over repeated listens. It was a big year for drone, shoegaze, and experimental music, as well as a big comeback year for cult acts like ExHxGx, Godflesh, and more.
 
Category: Feature Stories

Tags: Best albums of 2014, aphex twin, Cheetahs, Crisis Arm, earth, Eyehategod, Floor, Funereus, Giant Squid, Godflesh, Gong, grumbling fur, john zorn, Lawrence English, Mark Lanegan Band, Medicine, Merkabah, Mouse on Mars, Mr. Oizo, Murmur, Noxagt, OOIOO, Oren Ambarchi, Stephen O'Malley, Randall Dunn, Pallbearer, Philm, Plebeian Grandstand, Primus, Secret Chiefs 3, Swans, The Bad Plus. The Nels Cline Singers, Thou, Today Is The Day, Whirr
Posted Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:13am by Darin Tambascio

Trevor Dunn and Trey Spruance discuss the inspiration for Mr. Bungle on two recent episodes of the 5049 Records Podcast

Category: Podcasts

Tags: Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance, Jeremiah Cymerman, john zorn, Nels Cline, Mike Patton, Tomahawk, Fantomas
Posted Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:46pm by Gabriel Riccio

...and it is truly a spectacle to behold! Mr. Bungle's first and only music video was for 'Quote Unquote', the opening track from their 1991 self-titled debut album, produced by John Zorn.  The song was originally titled 'Travolta', but it was changed to avoid legal retribution. The new title, 'Quote Unquote', is the title of Bob McCabe's unauthorized biography of John Travolta. The song is disturbed on its own, but the video takes it to a whole new level:

Category: Videos

Tags: Mr. Bungle, Travolta, Quote Unquote, Music video, john zorn, Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance
Posted Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:36pm by Gabriel Riccio
Bang on a Can All Stars

In part 1 of this blog entry, I discussed Milton Babbitt and Evan Ziporyn’s conflicting ideas of the future of music and discussed some of the ways that art music composers Evan Ziporyn and Steve Reich have combined rock music, world music, and the classical tradition into new, forward-thinking forms of music.

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: Bang on a Can, so percussion, asphalt orchestra, matmos, kyaw kyaw naing, Steve Reich, Evan Ziporyn, spoken hand, uri caine, john zorn, sun ra arkestra, Sonic Youth, louis adriessen, meshuggah, the pixies, Frank Zappa, bjork, charles mingus, david byrne
Posted Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:46pm by Darin Tambascio

 

For those who don't already know, The Stone is a "not-for-profit performance space dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde" in New York City. John Zorn is the artistic director, so you know there are some good things happening there.  As an example, check out this improv set from Thurston Moore and some other NYC downtown jazzers.

Thanks to Don Mount for the video!

Category: Videos

Tags: Sonic Youth, Free Jazz, john zorn, Thurston Moore, improv, Tzadik

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - john zorn