by geoff wills (2015, book, uk, matador)
The subtitle of Geoff Wills' "Zappa and Jazz" book gives it all away : "Did It Really Smell Funny, Frank?".
In "Zappa and Jazz", Geoff takes an in-depht look at 'the jazz' in Zappa's music. In the compositions, but also in the contributions, solo sections and improvisations, by the various band members.
Geoff takes a chronological journey, comparing FZ's output with what was happening in the jazz scene at that very same time.
I especially liked the chapter on Jean-Luc Ponty's "King Kong" album.
Very well written. Very informative.
Recommended reading !!
Published by Matador.