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John Zorn

1953 - Today

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John Zorn (born September 2, 1953) is an American composer, conductor, saxophonist, arranger and producer who "deliberately resists category". Zorn's avant-garde and experimental approaches to composition and improvisation are inclusive of jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, contemporary, surf, metal, soundtrack, ambient, and world music. In 2013, Down Beat described Zorn as "one of our most important composers" and in 2020 Rolling Stone noted that "[alt]hough Zorn has operated almost entirely outside the mainstream, he's gradually asserted himself as one of the most influential musicians of our time".Zorn entered New York City's downtown music scene in the mid-1970s, collaborating with improvising artists while developing new methods of composing experimental music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Zorn has received more than 951,502 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. John Zorn is the 258th most popular musician (up from 281st in 2019), the 1,524th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,532nd in 2019) and the 72nd most popular American Musician.

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  • 950k

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  • 59.31

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  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, John Zorn ranks 258 out of 2,662Before him are Paul Wittgenstein, Wanda Landowska, Ian Curtis, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, and Arthur Nikisch. After him are Fats Domino, Friedrich Gulda, Peter Tosh, Sia, Leonid Kogan, and Leopold Auer.

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Among people born in 1953, John Zorn ranks 57Before him are Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Lenín Moreno, David Morse, Valery Gergiev, Ségolène Royal, and Jean Tirole. After him are Kristalina Georgieva, José María Aznar, Tony Shalhoub, Alan Moore, Kate Capshaw, and Sergei Ivanov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Zorn ranks 1,524 out of 18,182Before him are Stephen Lang (1952), James Avery (1945), Conrad Hilton (1887), David Gross (1941), James Irwin (1930), and William Lipscomb (1919). After him are Marvin Minsky (1927), William Westmoreland (1914), Steve Ditko (1927), Peter Weller (1947), Fats Domino (1928), and Richard Jordan Gatling (1818).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, John Zorn ranks 72Before him are Kirk Hammett (1962), Marilyn Manson (1969), Paul Stanley (1952), Mike Portnoy (1967), Sonny Rollins (1930), and Art Blakey (1919). After him are Fats Domino (1928), Eddie Cochran (1938), Art Tatum (1909), Sidney Bechet (1897), Beck (1970), and (1975).