It’s another Grammy Award season. The nominees has been announced and it seems like every year is more mundane than the one before when it comes to new music, adventurous music and even New Age music.
John Zorn creates avant-progressive rock with a simulacrum in the form of a power organ trio with organist John Medeski, guitarist Matt Hollenberg and drummer Kenny Grohowski. They tore up a full house at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia.
It seems like an annual ritual in Philadelphia; the descent of the Sun Ra Arkestra on Halloween. This year, it took place in the cramped, balcony wrapped confines of Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s in a show produced by the Ars Nova Workshop. Led by 91 year old Marshall Allen, the band brought the joy.