Earlier this year I saw John Zorn and his band Massada in Tel-Aviv. I found it very interesting because the tunes are so varied. Some tunes sound like Ornette Coleman, some like straight jazz with a Jewish flavor, and some of them are almost Jewish music played like jazz. I think this is very original because on one hand it can be very Jewish, but the quartet improvises on it like regular jazz. The players of course are John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Greg Cohen, and Joey Baron.
Dave Douglas is truly my favorite jazz trumpet player today. He is note perfect, interesting, and has such beautiful harmonies. I just loved the concert. The second half of the concert featured a band called Moonchild. John Zorn didn’t play, so the band was led by Mike Patton. He is supposed to be a singer, but in my opinion he is more of a screamer. I liked Massada a lot better.