Oscar Alarcia

Universo John Zorn (556-Page Book in Spanish) (ZORNBOOK)

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Universo John Zorn (556-Page Book in Spanish)

Oscar Alarcia

Libritos Jenkins


GEN 162072




BOOK 22,11 €



All the life and work of John Zorn, one of the most extraordinary composers of the 21st century, told in detail for the very first time! UNIVERSO ZORN is a journey widely illustrated throughout his life (influences, youth, studies, first compositions ...), full of statements by the protagonist and by all those who got to know him and join him in his musical adventure, that has been spreading over six decades. Since Zorn was part of the New York downtown scene in the mid-70s, until he became one of the most acclaimed and sought-after jazz stars in the world, inventing his own sound, a tireless repertoire of delicious music for which he even invented its exclusive label, Radical Jewish Culture.

It is an in-depth look, as well, into his controversial but no less great stage as leader of wild grindcore bands (Naked City, Torture Garden, Painkiller, Moonchild, Hemophiliac ...) which changed the future of hard rock, and his escapades to Japan to discover new experiences (the extreme noise of Yamatsuka eYe, Melt Banana or Merzbow; bondage, the "way of the samurai", “pinku eiga”, “shamisen” ...); the musicians and groups he collaborated with (Eugene Chadbourne, Violent Femmes, Mr. Bungle, Napalm Death, Ambitious Lovers, Lou Reed, "Big" John Patton, Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet, The Golden Palominos, God Is My Co-Pilot, Secret Chiefs 3 ... even Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy!), life on the Lower East Side, the controversies, the good times and the bad, his many musical "heroes", his concept of Music Industry and its confrontation with the phlegmatism and confinement of jazz and classical music in auditoriums ... All of it watered with images and statements, exclusively translated to Spanish, from the hundreds of co-stars in this story. Essential reading if you are fan of John Zorn and the Tzadik universe.