Downtown icon John Zorn's month-long 60th birthday celebration winds down at typical breakneck pace with a visceral double header featuring his extensive backlog. The Song Project puts lyrics to Zorn compositions from Masada, Dreamers, Naked City, and other groups, interpreted by Zorn's constellation of collaborators ranging from singer-songwriter Jesse Harris to iconoclastic guitarist Marc Ribot. Next, Zorn's group Moonchild convenes to perform compositions from Templars: In Sacred Blood, featuring Mike Patton of Faith No More singing Gregorian chants opposite John Medeski's haunting organ, bassist Trevor Dunn, and drummer Joey Baron. Things will get weird, in a... More >>>