John Zorn -
Simulacrum: The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons
So...has anyone here, really dipped their toe; into the VAST catalog, that is John Zorn?
I have to admit: I didn't know much about him, and his various
projects except...1) there seemed to be a new album, about every other week with his name somehow attached, and 2) I was under the impression, his music was somehow decidedly Israeli/Jewish; I guess, based on the number
of releases associated, with his Masada
project (of which, there must be...over 50 CDs alone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masada_(band)
Based on its characterization (“The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons” is the second release by Zorn’s heavy new organ trio of John Medeski, Matt Hollenberg and Kenny Grohowski. Described as Tony Williams’ Lifetime on steroids, here they are joined by special guests Marc Ribot and Trevor Dunn to make the music even heavier and more intense. This is white hot, mind bending music filled with heavy riffs, fiery solos and improvisational madness.
); I decided to take a flyer on this.
Might as well be, King Crimson...and I mean that, in a good
way; especially sorta circa '70s KC, which IMO was more straight-ahead Prog Rock. Based on this...I'll definitely look into, more of Zorn's catalog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Zorn_discography
(especially, the other Simulacrum
stuff; and Hardcore projects, Naked City
(w/Bill Frisell on guitar) and Painkiller
(w/Bill Laswell on bass) (and Mike Patton doing vocals, for both)...and stuff he did, w/Pat Metheny.