Zorn at 60

John Zorn, Still Looking Ahead

‘Zorn at 60’ festival tracks part of the ‘radical Jewish culture’ guru’s prolific output.

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As they get older and their style becomes more refined, most great artists strive towards a stripped-down, simplified version of the style that made them famous. Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso all aimed for fewer brushstrokes. B.B. King and Count Basie reduced their solos to telegraphic dimensions, with each note speaking where cascades might have been heard before.

“The music just flows — there are no doubts,” Zorn says. Scott Irvine
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