“I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.... After that I liked jazz music. Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way."
John Zorn (b. September 2, 1953 in New York City): American avant-garde composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist multi-instrumentalist w/ hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, klezmer, soundtrack, ambient improvised music. Described by Down Beat as "one of our most important composers". Wikipedia http://www.flickr.com/photos/desingel/6056083276/in/photostream/