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John Zorn 60th Birthday

Jez Nelson marks the 60th birthday of composer and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn, with live recordings from the archives.

How many musicians' careers can be said to have spanned cartoon music, klezmer and extreme metal? None as important as composer and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn, whose 60th birthday is marked in this programme. Improvised music has been a major part of Zorn's musical life, absorbing these sounds and more in long-running groups such as Masada, who feature as part of this celebration with a performance from the Jazz on 3 vaults.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Sep 2013 23:00

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  • Jez is joined by Stuart Maconie, presenter of Freak Zone on BBC 6 Music

    • Masada

      Kochot [Excerpt]

      (Recorded for Jazz on 3 at the Barbican, London on 25 January 2000)

    • Pat Metheny

      Tharsis

      • Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels Vol. 20.
      • Nonesuch / Tzadik.
  • Bar Kokhba recorded at the Barbican, London on 25 January 2000

    • Untitled

      Line up: John Zorn (conductor); Mark Feldman (violin); Erik Friedlander (cello); Marc Ribot (guitar); Greg Cohen (bass); Cyro Baptista (percussion); Joey Baron (drums)

    • Bar Kokhba

      Kebar

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Bar Kokhba

      Kisofim

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Bar Kokhba

      Hazor

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Bar Kokhba

      Idalah-Abal

      Composer: John Zorn

  • Stuart Maconie selects his favourite John Zorn tracks

    • John Zorn

      Peur Sur La Ville

      Composer: Ennio Morricone

      • The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone.
      • Nonesuch/Icon.
    • The Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet

      Minor Meeting

      Composer: Sonny Clark

      • Voodoo.
      • Black Saint.
    • John Zorn / George Lewis / Bill Frisell

      News For Lulu

      Composer: Sonny Clark

      • News For Lulu.
      • hat ART.
    • John Zorn

      C&D

      Composer: Ornette Coleman

      • Spy vs. Spy.
      • Nonesuch.
    • Naked City

      Lonely Woman

      Composer: Ornette Coleman

      • Naked City.
      • Nonesuch.
    • Naked City

      Snagglepuss

      Composer: John Zorn

      • Naked City.
      • Nonesuch.
  • John Zorn’s Masada recorded at the Barbican, London on 25 January 2000

    • Untitled

      Line up: John Zorn (alto saxophone); Dave Douglas (trumpet); Greg Cohen (bass); Joey Baron (drums)

    • Masada

      Piram

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Masada

      Sippur

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Masada

      Hazh-Arub

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Masada

      Paran

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Masada

      Shilim

      Composer: John Zorn

    • Masada

      Katzatz

      Composer: John Zorn

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