John Zorn’s Masada Marathon at Abrons

You can catch a marathon sampling of the 316 compositions from John Zorn‘s Book of Angels – an “illuminated manuscript of jazz” – at Abrons Arts Center, tomorrow night and Thursday night, at 8:00pm. The work,  written during three months at the end of 2004, has been performed by a wide variety of ensembles over the past five years and the music has generated thirteen CDs to date, with four more scheduled for release in 2010. This marathon concert brings together ten different groups in two evenings — five bands per night. Featuring Cyro Baptista, Erik Friedlander, Mark Feldman, Ben Goldberg, Shanir Blumenkranz, Sylvie Courvoisier, and many more. $30, $35 at the door.