The Dreamers / Electric Masada
ZORN AT 60
John Zorn (1953) saxophonist, composer, conductor and producer will turn sixty on 2 September. To celebrate that birthday, he developed a complete programme, together with musician friends, under the name “Zorn at 60”. With this project he will be showcasing a tantalising selection from his projects on 14 July at the Ghent Jazz Festival, a unique musical experience reflecting the diversity and enthusiasm of one of the most talented musicians of his generation.
Apart from the entire day of music dedicated to John Zorn’s 60th birthday, there is also an exposition to visit: Obsessions Collective.
Marc Ribot (guitar), Jamie Saft (keyboards), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone), Trevor Dunn (bass), Joey Baron (drums), Cyro Baptista (percussion), John Zorn (conductor)
The Dreamers is one of Zorn’s most recent and popular ensembles. With The Dreamers, Zorn has made music that fuses exoticism, surf and world music, Latin jazz, rock, film music and other kinds into an entirely seductive new musical world.
John Zorn (saxophone), Marc Ribot (guitar), Jamie Saft (keyboards), Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone), Trevor Dunn (bass), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Ikue Mori (electronics), Joey Barron (drums)
With the launch of Electric Masada, Zorn’s Masada project took a new turn and was pushed more into the direction of noise rock and jazz fusion. This downtown super group combines the raw power of Naked City with the improvisational madness of Cobra and the lyrical soul of the Masada songbook. It’s an exciting band in which Zorn plays along and conducts the group with hand gestures, allowing him to develop new compositions on the spot.