Naked City is an avant-garde music band created by John Zorn in the late 1980s. The team included the famous musicians of the New York downtown scene. The music of the band is characterized by extreme saturation and eclecticism ; it traces the influence of almost all musical styles that had formed by that time. The collective performed both its own works and the processing of plays by jazz and classical composers.
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In 1988, John Zorn created the Naked City band as his “compositional workshop”  to explore the musical possibilities of a standard rock and roll ensemble ( saxophone , bass , guitar , keyboards , drums ). The highest level of musicians participating in the ensemble allowed them to easily play in any style known at that time. In the music of the group there are elements of such styles as jazz , grindcore , surf rock , classical music, metal , country , punk and many others. The style of the group changed from album to album.
The group existed until 1993, when Zorn found the topic exhausted and stopped composing music for the ensemble  .
In 2003, a brief reunion of the team took place. The group gave several concerts in Europe at various festivals. Nothing is currently known about Zorn’s plans for Naked City.
- John Zorn - Saxophone
- Joey Baron - drums
- Bill Frisell - guitar
- Wayne Horvitz - keyboards
- Fred Friet - Bass
- Mike Patton - voice
- Yamatsuka Eye - voice
- Torture Garden (1989)
- Naked City (1989  or 1990  ) - under the name of John Zorn
- Grand Guignol (1992)
- Heretic (1992)
- Leng Tch'e (1992)
- Absinthe (1993)
- Radio (1993)
- Black Box (1996, includes Torture Garden and Leng Tch'e ) 2xCD
- Naked City Live, Vol. 1: Knitting Factory 1989 (2002)
- Naked City: The Complete Studio Recordings (2005)