NPR has a very interesting interview with John Zorn about how the Masada songbooks has grown and has been adapted by other musicians:
In his original group, John Zorn played saxophone alongside a trumpeter, bass player and drummer. But the catalog was designed to be played by any group of instruments, and Zorn's discography has since expanded to include renditions by klezmer bands, jazz combos and vocalists.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Here Comes the Whistleman
Wilco - Kicking Television
Muddy Waters - King Bee