John Zorn

Pat Metheny has recorded "Tap",  volume 20 in the ongoing series "Book of Angels" by John Zorn. Due to be released in May on both Nonesuch and Tzadik labels this is, at least for me, an unexpected collaboration. Metheny however has, in the past, worked with people like Ornette Coleman or Steve Reich. So the avant-garde side is no uncommon place for him.

John Zorn turns 60 this year and Gent Jazz pays tribute to the enfant terrible of modern day music. Hear and see Zorn in different projects and settings on July 14th, 2013 in Ghent, Belgium. Amongst his possible guests: Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, John Medeski, Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Wollesen, Joey Baron, Cyro Baptista, Steve Gosling, David Fulmer, Jamie Saft and Ikue Mori.

Zorn obviously has a little love affair with this country: remember the ecstatic concert of Masada at Jazz Middelheim 1999, beautifully documented on "Live in Middelheim", and more recent performances at the same venue in Antwerp. He even performed as a church organ player there in 2011. Photographers beware: mister Zorn wants you only in the back and not upfront.