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John Zorn

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It's a matter of keeping people on a spontaneous edge.

— John Zorn

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And I try to be as diplomatic as I can, but it always ends up being a psychodrama up there on stage.

— John Zorn

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Eye was a great discovery. He is one of the great vocalists of all time.

— John Zorn

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Great musicians accept everything that they hear and find something good. They take what they like and they throw away what they don't like.

— John Zorn

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I have about two or three people, we don't have an office, we don't even have a dedicated phone line. We do it out of our own homes, and we make it work.

— John Zorn

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I have not practiced saxophone since 1980. I mean, not one note. I do not pick it up in my house, and that's the end of it.

— John Zorn

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I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.

— John Zorn

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I put together the influences of my life in as clear a way as I possibly can, in the same way that Beethoven or Schoenberg or Bach put their influences together.

— John Zorn

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I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages.

— John Zorn

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As soon as you get a certain amount of attention, then everybody kinda wants to start taking pot shots at you. All your old friends that supported you don't support you any more.

— John Zorn

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John Zorn (born September 2 1953 in New York City) is an American avant-garde composer arranger record producer saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. He first released the composition "Godard" a tribute to French film-maker Jean-Luc Godard whose jump-cut technique inspired Zorn's compositional approach on the French tribute album The Godard Fans: Godard Ca Vous Chante? in 1986. Zorn establiJohn Zornd himself within the New York City downtown music movement in the mid-1970s and has since composed and performed with a wide range of musicians working in diverse musical areas.

Zorn has undertaken many tours of Europe Asia and the Middle East often performing at festivals with varying ensembles to display his diverse output. People are so obsessed with the surface that they can't see the connections but they are there. By the early 1990s Zorn was working extensively in Japan attracted by that culture's openness about borrowing and remixing ingredients from elsewhere before returning to New York as a permanent base in the mid-1990s.

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