Naked City


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Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 1988–1993 (brief 2003 reunion)
Genres: Avant-garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Experimental Rock, Grindcore

Naked City was an avant-garde music group led by saxophonist and composer John Zorn. Active primarily in New York City from 1988 to 1993, Naked City was initiated by Zorn as a "composition workshop" to test the limits of composition (and improvisation) in a traditional rock band lineup. Their music incorporated recognizable elements of jazz, surf, classical, heavy metal, grindcore, country music, punk rock and other genres.