John Medeski, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista and More to Join John Zorn at Town Hall Tonight
John Medeski, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista and many others will perform with John Zorn at New York’s Town Hall tonight. The evening will feature the world premiere of John Zorn’s “Masada Book Three: The Book of Beriah.” The show will feature “an epic marathon concert featuring no less that 20 different bands and more than 50 musicians from wildly divergent backgrounds – jazz, rock, classical, world music, pop and more.” Zorn is slated to perform on alto saxophone with Aleph Trio. Other confirmed acts include: Uri Caine, Secret Chiefs 3, Steve Lehman, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Jon Madof and Zion 80, Klezmatics members Frank London and Matt Darriau, Abraxas, Banquet of the Spirits, Many Arms, Sofia Rei, Eyvind Kang, Ikue Mori, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Jamie Saft, Cleric and Uri Gurvich, among others.
Zorn debuted “Masada Book Two” in 2004. The concert is part of he concert is part of the first Newish Jewish Music Festival, which also includes shows at New York’s City Winery and Jazz Lincoln Center later this week.