Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy 60th Birthday, John Zorn!

John Zorn, sitting by the stage and watching Abraxas perform his compositions.

Three events to celebrate: ZORN@60, (Le) Poisson Rouge's 5th Anniversary, upcoming birthday this week. I was surprised by an awesome gift - a ticket to tonight's concert: Abraxas (an incredible band that performed Zorn's compositions), then John Zorn, Bill Laswell & Milford Graves Trio. Well, that was a trip... The concert was so good that it felt like one (long) moment.  One breath. The music absorbed me completely, interrupting the flow of time as I know it. I made these iPad drawings during the show.

Happy 60th, John Zorn!
Bill Laswell, bassist and producer
Milford Graves, drummer and voice performer

Bill Laswell and John Zorn