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Masada in Minneapolis. April 16, 2001

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April 16 2001

Drove up (from Chicago) Saturday to hear Masada (quartet) in Minneapolis. Big crowd in a large hall, terrific performance. What surprised my very much was the length of the show. Including encores, they were on stage for a total of maybe an hour and 15 minutes, give or take 5 minutes. I was shocked to hear Zorn introduce the band and wave goodnight after only slightly more than an hour. When they came back, Zorn said, chuckling, "Second set." I actually thought maybe that's what it would be, but after the two encores, they were done. Of course, quality takes precedence over quantity, and in that regard, I'd find it impossible to complain, but being the sole act on the program, I expected and wanted more, considering how rare the opportunities are to hear this group, or Zorn in any context (at least in the Midwest.)

Dave Royko

[Originally posted to the Zorn list]

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