The New Masada Quartet
AiR John Zorn
The New Masada Quartet is not behind any previous editions. In the new edition of the band, he has included jazz's new super guitarist Julian Lage, a unique that has given chin drops to both musicians and audiences
Masada music is free and innovative jazz based on Jewish-influenced music
John Zorn has had several versions of his Masada quartet, including Electric Masada feat Marc Ribot who visited Moldejazz in 2003.
One reviewer characterized John Zorn as "The Godfather of Joyful Jazz." Not happy jazz in the traditional sense, but music that never stands still and that catches an audience with open ears. This edition of the Masada quartet is new, but has, among other things, moved to make an acclaimed guest performance over several days at the legendary Village Vanguard in New York in the autumn of 2019.
John Zorn - alto saxophone, Julian Lage - guitar, Jorge Roeder - bass and Kenny Wollesen - drums