Why do people think John Zorn's music is jazz?

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Why do people think John Zorn's music is jazz?

Post  pinhedz on Sun May 08, 2011 2:21 am

The answer I expect first is "Because it is."

Any others?

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Re: Why do people think John Zorn's music is jazz?

Post  TinyMontgomery on Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:27 am

Some of it is, most of it ain't.

The Sonny Stitt and Ornette Coleman tribute albums are definitely the "jazziest" in a way.
There's lots of jazz on the Masada records (acoustic and electric).

Zorn has released so many records that it's almost impossible to keep track of all of his projects.
One could say that many have an affinity to improvised music. Some would call that jazz too.

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Re: Why do people think John Zorn's music is jazz?

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:23 pm

Because his muso lineage can be traced back thru the jazz tradition.

History of Jazz Phases

1. Popular Dance Musics
2. Challenging Bebop
3. More Challenging Modal and Post Bop
4. Even More Challenging Atonal Jazz
5. Yet Still More Challenging Improvised Unclassifiable Sound Clusters probably having very little to do with Phase 1 [ZORN]
6. Subsidized Regurgitations of Phases 1 thru 3 designed for implementation at Starbucks and National Public Radio






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Re: Why do people think John Zorn's music is jazz?

Post  pinhedz on Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:10 am

user wrote:5. Yet Still More Challenging Improvised Unclassifiable Sound Clusters probably having very little to do with Phase 1 [ZORN]
So classifying the unclassifiable is as simple as calling it jazz? scratch

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