[JPL] Stephen Colbert disses John Zorn

Bradley M. Stone bstone at science.sjsu.edu
Mon Sep 25 16:05:18 EDT 2006

John Zorn is very much deserving too.  Obviously he pushes the envelope much more than a more mainstream artist such as Regina, so it stands to reason that there would be more controversy.  Yes, I have seen him live (many years ago at the old Knitting Factory on Houston in the Lower East Side), along with a koto player and Christian Marclay on turntables.  It was an incredible experience that I still remember vividly, so I have to agree with the comments that some of the "free jazz" players have to be experienced live rather than on recordings.


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In a message dated 9/24/2006 8:53:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net writes:
No matter how you feel about Zorn, it's refreshing to see that I've not seen 
one naysayer about Regina Carter's award.....  She is very much deserving.>

No doubt about it.

Dan Polletta

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