John Zorn in Hamburg Reviewed

Source: Jazzwise.

Zorn grew out of jazz and improvisation, but soon built an additional reputation as a moderne classical composer, recently concentrating on his Bagatelles repertoire. Besides an impressive sequence of concerts devoted to the various manifestations of his musical interests, Zorn also performed as part of the well-established Masada, in its various guises, also leading a ‘Cobra’ game (as its lightning-inspiration prompter), and playing the Elbphilharmonie’s organ in its main theatre. A mighty assemblage of players were on hand, deployed in various permutations, to interpret works found on Zorn’s own highly prolific Tzadik label. Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Dave Douglas, Joey Baron, and Ches Smith were some of the more jazz orientated artists.