Heiner Pudelko founded Curly Curve in 1968 with bassist Kurt Herkenberg, adding later also guitarist Leo Lehr and drummer Hans Wallbaum, but Pudelko left again in the early 1970s. 1978 saw the end of 'Curly Curve' and the trio Wallbaum, Herkenberg, Lehr came up to Pudelko, who had meanwhile begun to work with German lyrics. In early 1979, these four created 'Interzone', …
John Zorn pays tribute to Williams S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin with an all-star ensemble on Interzone.Femina, Dictée and Liber Novus were a triumphant return to the file card techniques Zorn developed in the early ’80s, and mark a new renaissance of the form. Acclaimed as among Zorn’s greatest recent works, Interzone could be the best of the bunch! A fan of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin since his first encounter with their work in the late ’60s, Zorn has often mentioned their cut up and fold-in literary techniques as influences on his speedy jump cut compositions. With Interzone he pays homage to the work and worlds of these two maverick twentieth century artists, jumping in classic style from genre to genre, scene to scene. Stopping along the way in seedy bars, Moroccan streets, mind control offices.
The music of percussionist, composer, and bandleader Gregg Bendian reflects his diverse interests in free jazz, contemporary classical music, and even progressive rock. One of Bendian's first major areas of interest was the music of Varese and Webern, which he investigated during his advanced studies at William Paterson College while still a high school student in New Jersey.
Not just vibraphone, but glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba and even tubular bells. The youngest of the remarkable Marsalis brothers plays them all, sometimes multi-tracking several at once. This is an engaging set, tuneful and good-humoured, with titles like Blessed Unrest and The Man With Two Left Feet. Marsalis has a wonderfully crisp technique and a flair for inventing catchy melodies. As for the title number, you’ve never heard When the Saints Go Marching In sound anything like this. The rest of the quartet – pianist Austin Johnson, bassist Will Goble and drummer David Potter – really shine here.