John Zorn and Masada Begin a New Chapter


John Zorn with band Masada
John Zorn with band Masada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The initial Masada collection amounted to 205 pieces created over a decade. Mr. Zorn then added 316 more pieces, distributed among numerous collaborators, peers and allies to perform and record. Now an end is in sight. On Wednesday night, Mr. Zorn inaugurated the Town Hall Newish Jewish Music Festival with a three-hour concert featuring the first 20 pieces from a third and ostensibly final Masada collection, “The Book of Beriah.”