Zorn Invasion

January 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm 2 comments

Good news: John Zorn is coming to town, bringing other downtown NYCers with him to perform songs from the Masada book and the Book Of Angels, uh, book. Six nights, with a different band every night! Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 19.

Bad news: $50 ticket prices.

Given how rarely any of these names make it to the Bay Area, and the fact that the musicians can’t exactly pack a calendar with other gigs while they’re here, and the pull of Zorn himself … I suppose the ticket prices are understandable. Disappointing, though.

Note, also, that the prices are per set — that is, you’ll get maybe 90 minutes of music for your ticket (possibly as little as 60 minutes). On slow nights, Yoshi’s sometimes lets the 8:00 audience stick around for the 10:00 set, but I wouldn’t bank on that happening here.

Here’s the itinerary, circulated to the world via press release (it’s also on the Yoshi’s calendar now).

Tuesday, March 10
8pm $20 & 10pm $20
SECRET CHIEFS 3 PLAY MASADA BOOK II
Personnel: TBA

Wednesday, March 11
8pm (Book I) $45 & 10pm (Book II) $45
MASADA STRING TRIO
John Zorn: Composer, Conductor
Greg Cohen: Bass
Mark Feldman: Violin
Erik Friedlander: Cello

Thursday, March 12
8pm (Book I) $50 & 10pm (Book II) $50
MASADA
John Zorn: Saxophone, Composer
Joey Baron: Drums
Greg Cohen: Bass
Dave Douglas: Trumpet

Friday, March 13
8pm (Book I) $50 & 10pm (Book II) $50
BAR KOKHBA
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Joey Baron: Drums
Greg Cohen: Bass
Mark Feldman: Violin
Erik Friedlander: Cello
Marc Ribot: Guitar

Saturday, March 14
8pm (Volume I) $50 & 10pm (Volume II) $50
THE DREAMERS
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Marc Ribot: Guitars
Jamie Saft: Keyboards
Kenny Wollesen: Vibes
John Zorn: Alto Sax
Cyro Baptista: Percussion

Sunday, March 15
7pm (Book I) $50 & 9pm (Book II) $50
ELECTRIC MASADA
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Ikue Mori: Electronics
Marc Ribot: Guitar
Jamie Saft: Keyboards
Kenny Wollesen: Drums
John Zorn: Alto Sax

Limited Ticket Packages Available:
Early Show Package: $200 for reserved ticket for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s 8pm shows as well as Sunday’s 7pm show.
Late Show Package: $200 for reserved ticket for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s 10pm shows as well as Sunday’s 9pm show.

Entry filed under: news, shows (past).

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