Sunday, October 05, 2003
Awesome show last night - John Zorn's Masada at the Hult center performing insane klezmer jazz. Zorn's cramped posture and extreme alto playing were out of sight and drummer Joey Baron was among the best drummers of any genre that I'd ever seen. Some people might view Zorn's punk jazz as all squeaks and skronks, but I view him and his various ensembles as musicians who can squeeze every possible sound out of their instruments to a musical effect. Bird chirps, breathy blatts, muted skronks + amazing jazz runs, all delivered with virtuosity on all the players parts. An expensive ticket but well worth it.