John Zorn’s Simulacrum In Philadelphia Reviewed


Historically, Philly is an organ jazz town. But the likes of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and Shirley Scott never summoned a sound quite like John Zorn‘s Simulacrum. Throughout their hour-long set at Johnny Brenda’s on Wednesday night, presented by Ars Nova Workshop, the trio fused the visceral and the virtuosic, stitching together prog-rock technique, heavy-metal brutality, and avant-jazz improvisation.

Read our review of the first Simulacrum recording.