Musical artists similar to or like John Zorn

American composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist. Wikipedia

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    Avant-garde music group led by saxophonist and composer John Zorn. Initiated by Zorn as a "composition workshop" to test the limits of composition in a traditional rock band lineup. Wikipedia

  • Joey Baron

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  • Bill Laswell

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  • Teo Macero

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  • Wayne Horvitz

    American composer, keyboardist and record producer. He came to prominence in the Downtown scene of 1980s and '90s New York City, noted for working with John Zorn's Naked City among others. Wikipedia

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  • Erik Friedlander

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  • Thomas Lang

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  • Frank Macchia

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  • Fred Frith discography

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  • Ian Ritchie (producer)

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  • Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis

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  • John Zorn took note of the emphasis on speed and dissonance that was becoming prevalent in punk rock and incorporated them into free jazz with the release of the Spy vs Spy album in 1986.Jazz fusion-Wikipedia
  • He went on to work in a variety of contexts, notably as a member of the New York City Downtown Scene where he formed a long partnership with John Zorn.Bill Frisell-Wikipedia
  • John Zorn has described Stalling's sense for quotation as "Ivesian", in reference to composer Charles Ives and his innovative musical quotation techniques.Carl W. Stalling-Wikipedia
  • Avant-garde composer/saxophonist/producer John Zorn, in the biographical film A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky, cited Bernard Herrmann as one of his favorite composers and a major influence.Bernard Herrmann-Wikipedia
  • He forged an early partnership with John Zorn—including as a member of avant garde jazz band Naked City—and performed or recorded with many others.Bill Frisell-Wikipedia
  • John Zorn is among the artists affected, who is owed $197,559, money which was pledged to help him finish his 25-year-long project, The Book Beriah.PledgeMusic-Wikipedia

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