By Steve Futterman
Updated August 04, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Masada, John Zorn’s free-jazz-with-a-Jewish-accent quartet, are, by now, unofficial goodwill ambassadors to the world: Each new live record finds them igniting yet another city with their singular mix of explosive energy and pungent, minor-key lyricism. As ubiquitous as trumpeter Dave Douglas, bassist Greg Cohen, and drummer Joey Baron are, on Live in Sevilla 2000 they strut their best stuff under the leadership of their visionary saxophone-toting leader. A-

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