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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Hazor, John Zorn and Paul Susans.

Rehearsing with the Chilli Road Band yesterday I encountered a piece entitled "Hazor" - subtitled "A funky Eastern ballad."
It was one of those minor key things that infiltrates your brain and entwines itself around your soul very evocatively. I pictured a harem and belly-dancing girls (I often do!)
The composer was John Zorn whom I'd never previously encountered but seems to be a musical mystic capable of blending various genre into an original form. Check him out on YouTube.
The other interesting point about last night's performance was that, beneath the composer's name, it said: "Arr. P.Susans."
I wonder - could this be the same Paul Susans who plays bass with Ruth at the Bascule as well as various other bands?
If so, congrats on a fine arrangement.
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

A few years ago John Zorn's band appeared at Durham University. It was an all star line - up. It was just the sort of gig that the Jazz Police could well have turned - up at!

Russell