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John Zorn

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: September 2, 1953    

John Zorn is an American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist.

As a child, Zorn played piano, guitar and flute. He studied at Webster College (now Webster University) in St. Louis, Missouri, where he discovered free jazz. Dropping out of college and moving to Manhattan, Zorn gave concerts in his small apartment, playing a variety of reeds, duck calls, tapes, etc. He eventually became a major participant in the fertile “Downtown” experimental music scene.

In the mid 1980s he signed to the Elektra-Nonesuch label. Since then, Zorn has been quite prolific, usually putting out several new records each year.

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    Psychomagia

    Challenge Jazz
    2014
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    The Hermetic Organ Vol. 2: St. Paul's Chapel, NYC

    Challenge Jazz
    2014
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    In Lambeth (Visions From The Walled Garden Of William Blake)

    Challenge Jazz
    2013
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    Dreamachines

    Challenge Jazz
    2013
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    @

    Challenge Jazz
    2013
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    Filmworks XXV — City Of Slaughter / Schmatta / Beyond The Infinite

    Challenge Jazz
    2013
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    The Mysteries

    Challenge Jazz
    2013
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