A Season in Hell #23: Radio Valencia: Torture Garden: John Zorn Retrospective with Ronnie James Coltrane

Monday, January 24, 6pm

I’ve been a fan of John Zorn since about 1994, when the first Masada recording came out, Aleph. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing him twice in concert, in SF; once with Masada in 1996, and once with Electric Masada in 2009. At the Yoshi’s show in 2009, I sat at the stage with Zorn directly within reach. He sweat on me. I have yet to wash.

Anyway, if you’re not familiar with the works of John Zorn, you should be warned. Zorn ranges from the stripped down, straight-ahead jazz combo-stylings, to the most avant garde. This show will showcase many different Zorn groups. The first hour is a smattering of all things Zorn. Hours two and three will feature the Masada family-tree (Masada, Electric Masada, Bar Kokhba, Emergency, and many artists who play with Zorn. The fourth and final hour is about letting loose. Seriously lOoSe! Cobra, Naked City, IAO, Yamatsuka Eye, Massacre, and too many more to mention. Listen in.

Hour One:
Executioner: Painkiller
Mystic Circles: The Dreamers

Music bed: Iao

Sicilian Clan: The Big Goundown
Conquest Of Mexico – Part 2: First Recordings

The Gift live (09-11-03)
Broadway Blues: Spy vs. Spy
Funk in a Deep Freeze: News for Lulu
Seduction: She Must be Seeing Things (Film Works 1986-1990)

B’rachos: Masada String Trio
Shtetl (Ghetto Life): Kristallnacht

Inside Straight: Naked City

Hour two:
Beeroth: Masada 5 (Hei)
Labbiel: Secret Chiefs 3

Zagzagel: Medeski, Martin and Wood (07-04-09)
Khebar: Bar Kokhba

Tekufah: Electric Masada (06-29-07)
Zemer: Book of Angels, Vol.7, Book 1: Zayin

Ezeqeel: Jamie Saft Trio
Kezef: Marc Ribot, Vol. 7, Book 2: Asmodeus

Ne’eman: The Wolleson’s
Hour three:
Postizo: Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos

Shofetim: Yoshida Tatsuya: The Unknown Masada
Let Me People Go: Diaspora Soul
Sippur: Masada String Trio (50th Birthday, Vol. 1)

Rahtiel: Stolas: The Book of Angels, Vol. 12 (feat. Joe Lovano)
Bahir: Masada Rock
Oceania: Coalition of the Willing
Meholalat: West Coast Masada (05-30-98)
Hath-Arob: Electric Masada: At the Mountains of Madness
Rokhev: Bar Kokhba

Hour four:
D. Popylepis: Cobra
Supplicant: Moonchild

Leviathan: IAO
The Wish: Zorn: Locus Solus
Punk China Doll: Naked City

Rolled Surface: Tears of Ecstasy
Spiral: Tears of Ecstacy
Zorn with Yamatsuka Eye (03-16-95)
Black Chamber: Painkiller
Hemophiliac (12-31-05)

Yellow: Elegy
Necromicon (04-26-07)

Carne Cruda Squarciata Dal Suono Di Sassofono: Mike Patton
Shangkuan Ling-Feng: Naked City

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