Weekend John Zorn Performances Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

When looking at John Zorn’s hyperactive release schedule on Tzadik, the record label he runs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to start? His recent pair of compositions for classical ensembles, or an album from his latest metal group? Oh, look: Last year’s book of tunes for small jazz combo seems to have attracted some of the best improvising players in the world. Perhaps it makes sense to select that other, also recent recording, the one that merges several of these stylistic inspirations — you know, for efficiency’s sake.