Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SUN RA ARKESTRA IN CONCERT IN MAASTRICHT, NL ON MARCH 18

March 18, 2017
Sun Ra Arkestra
at 'Theater aan het Vrijthof'
Maastricht, NL


Monday, January 30, 2017

JOY AS A TOY - MOURNING MOUNTAINS

  • joy as a toy: mourning mountains
        (2017, cd, bel, humpty dumpty records)
Joy As A toy is Gil Mortio (bass), Clément Nourry (guitar) and Jean-Philippe De Gheest (drums). "Mourning Mountains" is the trio's third album and it sounds really good. I really need to check out their previous albums. With album titles like "Valparaiso" and "Dead Like A Dodo", this can't go wrong.

You might be familiar with some of Gil Mortio's musical output as he is/was part of Kings Of Belgium with Pierre Vervloesem. Gil also performed and recorded with Bruno Vansina and with Teun Verbruggen on various occasions.

Anyway, "Mourning Mountains".
The album presents a beautiful mix of pop, rock, exotica and cinematic soundscapes.
"Mourning Mountains" has 8 tracks and all of them are impressive.

Check them out, and find the theremin !!


http://www.bruzz.be/fr/musique/sound-brussels-joy-toy

The band is playing in and around Brussels and even in Antwerp the next month, so check your calendar.

14/02/2017 @ Le Botanique (Brussels)
16/02/2017 @ Chat Le Roi (Antwerpen)
18/03/2017 @ Discover Box (Braine-L'Alleud)

Out on Humpty Dumpty Records.

Available from Mandaï.
www.mandai.be


BRUCE BICKFORD EXPO IN ULM, GERMANY

March 11 until June 18, 2017
EXPO Bruce Bickford

in Ulm, Germany

http://www.stadthaus.ulm.de/stadthaus/weitere_infos.152040.htm











THE A-BONES - DADDY WANTS A COLD BEER AND OTHER MILLION SELLERS

Norton Records is an independent record label from Brooklyn, NYC. It was founded by Miriam Linna and Billy Miller in 1986. Next to garage punk, rockabilly and early blues bands, the label has also released some fine Sun Ra albums.
But let's get back to the subject.

Before Norton Records, Miram Linnan and Billy Miller were the duo behind The A-Bones, a (Brooklyn-based) garage band.
In 1992, the band recorded Frank Zappa's 'The World's Greatest Sinner'. It was put on a 7" by the Australian Giant Claw record label, with 'Shanty Tramp' on the B-side.
Jump to 2004 and the band has already released four albums and two EP's, all on the Norton label, when the label releases "Daddy Wants A Cold Beer", a compilation of singles and unissued material.

Nice.



WIZARDS OF OOZE - THE DIPSTER

The Wizards Of Ooze are not to be confused with The Wizards of Twiddly, the British band that once was 3/5 of The Muffin Men and that toured and recorded with Kevin Ayers.
No no no. The Wizards Of Ooze were a Belgian acid jazz ensemble that released their first album as Wizards Of Ooze in 1994. And this album was called "The Dipster".
Before Wizards Of Ooze, there was Vibes Ahead Alliance, but that's another story.

When I first heard about Wizards Of Ooze, the were compared to Jamiroquay and to Frank Zappa. Had to check that out and wasn't disappointed.

Wizards Of Ooze released three albums between 1994 and 1999. They called it a day in 2001.
Next March, the albums will be re-released together with a 'new' album with various demos and mixes. That'll be fun...



ZAPPATIKA, LIVE FROM BREDA

Last Friday, Zappatika performed the music of Frank Zappa at the 'Sound Dog' in Breda, NL.

Here's a clip, directly from Zappatika's Reverbnation page :



DWEEZIL ZAPPA GUESTED AT SCHOOL OF ROCK ZAPPA TRIBUTE

Dweezil Zappa visited the Downington School Of Rock and joined the band on stage during 'Muffin Man' and 'Apostrophe'.

https://www.jambase.com/article/dweezil-zappa-guests-school-rock-tribute-frank-zappa





Sunday, January 29, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS - SUPPER'S READY

So while we're on the subject of one of my favourite Zappa keyboard players, Tommy Mars, I added the data for "Supper's Ready", the Genesis tribute that got released by Magna Carta / Road Runner in 1995 to the United Mutations archives.

"Supper"'s Ready" has all different bands and line-ups performing early Genesis material.
One of these, John Goodsall with Michael Zentner, features none other than Tommy Mars on keyboards.

Here's the track :



FREEBO - THE END OF THE BEGINNING

Freebo's musical bio reads is quite impressive. He started his musical career in early seventies and he recorded and toured with Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Jerry Donahue, Paul Barrere,...
It took him until 1999 to release his first solo album, "The End Of The Beginning".

This is a fine album for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Lots of familiar sounding names on this disc : Albert Lee, Paul Barrere, Bonnie Raitt, Sam Clayton, Valerie Carter,...
The album also features Tommy Mars on one track, Mike Miller on another track and Albert Wing on two tracks.

The below 'Trouble' track features Tommy Mars on synth strings.
Not really represantative as the rest of the album is quite bluesy and features a lot of guitar work, but it does feature Tommy Mars.



NEW GARY LUCAS ALBUM

Gary Lucas' latest project !
"Pearly Clouds, featuring Gary Lucas".



https://www.discovery-records.com/product-ST84696/pearly-clouds/pearly-clouds-featuring-gary-lucas.htm

-- info: Danny Mathys

TRIANGULAR BENT - S/T


I think I first mentioned TriAngular Bent about six or seven months ago. TriAngular Bent consists of Don Preston (piano, computer, electronics and gong), Jeff Boynton (cello and custom bent circuit instruments) and Philip Mantione (computer, custom software, electronics and guitar). July 2016, the trio released their first album through Bandcamp. More recently, the recordings were released on CD as well.



If you haven't heard them yet, check them out on Bandcamp.


The trio produces an interesting mixture of electronic and acoustic sounds. The result is a beautiful search, or exploration.
This is great. Improvised music !
Higly recommended !!

Check it out, and buy the album. I received my copy signed by Don Preston : "Live Long and Prosper". I can only return the message. Live Long And Prosper, Don" !


Friday, January 27, 2017

DWEEZIL ZAPPA TOURDATES

April / May, Dweezil's Zappa Plays Zappa will be touring the U.S.

July, the band will be in Bad Doberan for Zappanale.

And in October, Dweezil will be touring Europe !
The UK, Belgium, France, Holland, Sweden, Norway,...

http://www.dweezilzappa.com/pages/tour-dates


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

THE WIZARDS OF OOZE RE-RELEASE PARTY

At 'De Roma' in Antwerp, BE
on March 17.

Not a concert, but a party with DJ's Kara, Mix Monster Menno and Grazzhoppa.

http://www.deroma.be/tabid/177/cid/15/tmid/549/dansen.aspx#!eventid=1445




ZAPPATIKA TO TOUR THE UK NEXT APRIL


April 8th - TBC
April 9th - LONDON (Camden)- Underground
April 10th - OXFORD (Witney) - Fat Lil's
April 11th - EXETER - Phoenix Arts Centre
April 12th - NORTHAMPTON - King Billy Rock Bar
April 13th - EDINBURGH - La Belle Angel
April 14th - CARLISLE - The Venue
April 15th - LIVERPOOL - The Zanzibar Club
April 16th - DERBY - The Hairy Dog
April 17th - YORK - Fibbers
April 18th - Day Off ----------------
April 19th - BIRMINGHAM - The Roadhouse
April 20th - SWANSEA - The Scene Club
April 21st - CHELTENHAM - Frog & Fiddle
April 22nd - TAUNTON (Bridgwater) - Cobblestones
April 23rd - TBC


DRUM LEGEND TERRY BOZZIO TO ISSUE UNRELEASED TRACKS DIGITALLY


Drum Legend Terry Bozzio To Issue Unreleased Tracks Digitally!

On the heels of a massive successful North American tour, legendary & award winning melodic drummer Terry Bozzio is releasing rare and unreleased music digitally via his official website! Terry has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest, SMAP, Loudness' Munetaka Higuchi and “X” Japan's Hide - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham and Patrick O'Hearn - see more atwww.terrybozzio.com - Grammy winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame Award, Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time!

The first group of tracks available for download is called “Simple Moments Series”. The concept was to name the “moment”. For example the track “Something to drive to”, then the title which is “Beck”.

Simple Moments Series:

1. Something to drive to: $4.99
“Beck”
Burning Rock funk with Jeff Beck and Tony Hymas in mind.

2. Something to think about: $6.99
“Re: Mussorgsky”
Neo Classical Piano Trio w/ Fretless Bass and My Drums. I improvised on live piano (poorly) then corrected and composed around that.

3. Something to dream about: $2.99
“Midnight Waltz (1800s Vienna)”
Sentimentalism and mood evoking solo piano.

4. Something for a departed friend: $3.99
“M (for Mick Karn)”

5. Something strange: $2.99
“Farm Bells”
I sampled nearby farming machinery: A plowing or tilling device with different sized steel discs and made a drum part out of it. OutTrio inspired, semi-classical Guitar, Bass and Metal Drum piece.

6. Something to dance to: $2.99
“Five Nations: Arise”
Recalls my Native American experience performing Tony Hymas' “Oyate” project, from which sprung the Lonely Bears.

7. Something to gaze at: $3.99
“Still Life”
A jazz piece I wrote while still in College! Explores different poly-chords over a pedal tone.

8-9. Something to take:
“Two Endless Trails”
1- Persistance $2.99
2- Compassion and Hope $2.99
Orchestral Strings, with Bass and Drums. Mysterious Moods.

10. Something to go deep with: $3.99
“Underwater”
Electronic, Submersive Ambience

11. Something that “Goes to 11”: $3.99
“Eleven”
Several Harmonic Progressions in 11/4, w/ Piano and 12 String Guitar Solos.

All Compositions Copyright: Terry Bozzio, Private Life Music ASCAP

Terry Bozzio Solo Project 1991:
I've never finished it over the years until now, because of technology problems (computer not fast enough to mix - midi and sync problems, and not enough track space to do overdubs etc!) but I always liked the compositional approach to the drum parts! I look at it as a missing link between guitarshop, and melodic drumming & the ostinato! The period after recording the drums included doing the lonely bears & polytown and changing to Mapex, then DW as well.
I have a new track to release. It's called “Advent”. It's the first in the Terry Bozzio Solo Project 1991 series. I went into Jeff Burton’s garage studio (he is the son of Elvis Presley's famous guitarist James Burton!), with Missing Persons' Live Sound Engineer (who has been my dear friend from the very beginning of that band), Gary Epstein. We recorded my drums on Jeff's 16 track 2” machine.

We managed to get 9-10 tracks down with a beatbox for a hybrid sound. With no idea of what it would ultimately be, I tried to improvise composed beats along with the beat box and create different sections, based on what felt was natural to do next. I had the concept of overdubbing the music on it later.

One thing we tried right away was to float in some vocal stuff I had done with Patrick O'Hearn in his studio at previous session a year before. The result was very good and inspired me to do more with other previous recordings. At that time I was living near Jeff in Studio City and had converted my garage into a little studio too. I called it White Rooms. I had a 3M 79 16 track 2” machine (bought from Gary Wright!) as well, and some early midi equipment and started to drag the midi overdubs via a sync tone from the 3M. A very slow and tedious process at the time!

But the magic was that 2 of my previously recorded vocal tracks, just done in free space up in Oregon w/ Pat, using my vocoder, synced up unconsciously, but perfectly with 2 of the drum track's structures! So it was meant to be.

I'm still not finished with all the tracks, but I have 4 almost ready to go, and coming soon! This is the first and it's called “Advent”. It means “a coming”. Burning drums, Bulgarian Folk Singing, and driving sequencer parts. I hope you like it!

Watch Terry Bozzio's promotional video:



To purchase Terry Bozzio's new digital only tracks:
http://terrybozzio.com/media/audio/

To purchase Terry Bozzio's “Composer Series” The Music & Art of Terry Bozzio: https://www.amazon.com/Composer-Terry-Bozzio/dp/B01M301W4F?tag=smarturl-20

Terry Bozzio's official website: www.terrybozzio.com
Terry Bozzio biography: http://terrybozzio.com/biography/


ZAPPATIKA IN CONCERT IN BREDA NEXT FRIDAY

Zappatika will be doing a concert in Breda next Friday.
Performing the music of Frank Zappa.

That's Friday, January 27, at the Sound Dog in Breda, NL.

It's the new Zappatika line-up with :

Zap McInnes on guitar and vocals
Yoop With An E on bass
Hieronymus on keyboards, percussion and vocals
and Diego Mocci on drums.
with special guest Jeff Hollie on saxophone.

http://www.sounddog.nl/SoundDog/Evenementen

3 sets of Zappa music
Friday Jan 27
Sound Dog, Breda, NL
doors at 20h00
tickets : 10 €


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

THE WIZARDS OF OOZE

Belgian cult band The Wizards Of Ooze released three albums between 1994 and 1999.
Soon to be re-released on the Buteo Buteo record label. On vinyl (with CD).
On the same occasion (March 17), Buteo Buteo will also release an album with EP's, demos and more, entitled "The Unheard Tales Of... Helga Schröder".


Here's 'Trippin' '.


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

Sunday, January 22, 2017

THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND



In 1967, L.A. based band The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band released their second album. It included a coverversion of Frank Zappa's 'Help, I'm A Rock'. The track also got a 7" release.
The 2001 reissue on the Sundazed label not only presented the original album, but also the mono single mix of the Zappa tune.

https://fissurarock.blogspot.be/2017/01/the-west-coast-pop-art-experimental.html


NEW AND REVISED EDITION OF THE COSMIK DEBRIS BOOK

  • cosmik debris (the return of the son of revised)by greg russo
(2017, book, usa, crossfire publications)
(2017, book, uk, gonzo multimedia)

The above picture is the book cover of Greg Russo's revised edition of "Cosmik Debris".
The book got originally published in 1998 and did already receive some updates, but this new edition has some major changes.

Greg adds :

Here are some of the many interesting items shown unedited for the first time in Cosmik Debris:

  • The Look Magazine article that interested Zappa in the music of Edgard Varèse
  • The Varèse and Stravinsky LPs that became Zappa's first album purchases
  • The complete rundown of the Pal/Studio Z era (1961-1965)
  • The Brian Lord and Junier Mintz singles that all other books claim weren't released!
  • The infamous 1965 'Studio Z raid' front page article in the Ontario Daily Report newspaper
  • A detailed analysis of the classical composers that influenced Frank Zappa
  • 'Conceptual Continuity Clues' for each album
  • The most complete gig list ever!
  • An absolutely amazing discography and session list going up to the end of 2016

Available as a book from Crossfire Publications (http://www.crossfirepublications.com/zappa.html) and from Gonzo Multimedia (later this month).
Also available in pdf format.


NAMM 2017 TRIBUTE TO TERRY BOZZIO AND FRANK ZAPPA

From Zappateers / Music Radar :

http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/namm-2017-drum-workshop-snare-pays-tribute-to-bozzio-and-zappa-646988


Each of the limited edition run of 250 will be hand-signed by Bozzio and arrive with a limited vinyl recording of "The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1". Hearteningly, a portion of proceeds from the sale of the snare will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

NEW ZAPPA BOX SET

From Adrian Belew's Facebook page :

and multi-tasking on the plane by writing liner notes for a new Zappa release. oh, I should have mentioned it a new box set all 6 shows from halloween at the palladium in new york, 1978. 18 hours worth! it's the shows the Baby Snakes movie was made from.

1977. (Thanks for the correction, Andrew)

Frank Zappa's Band, September 1977 - February 1978

FZ, Adrian Belew, Patrick O'Hearn, Terry Bozzio, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf.

1977 10 28 - Palladium, New York, NY

Early show
Intro, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown, Bobby Brown, Conehead, Flakes, Big Leg Emma, Envelopes, Disco Boy, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Wild Love [incl. Bowling On Charen, TRF], Titties 'n Beer, The Black Page, Jones Crusher, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Punky's Whips, Dinah-Moe Humm, Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man
Late show
Intro, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown, Bobby Brown, Conehead, Flakes, Big Leg Emma, Envelopes, Disco Boy, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Wild Love, Titties 'n Beer, The Black Page, Jones Crusher, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Punky's Whips, Dinah-Moe Humm, Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man

1977 10 29 - Palladium, New York, NY

Early show
Intro, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown, Bobby Brown, Conehead, Flakes, Big Leg Emma, Envelopes, Disco Boy, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Wild Love, Titties 'n Beer, Dance Contest, The Black Page, Jones Crusher [BS], Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Punky's Whips [BS], Dinah-Moe Humm, Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man
Late show
Intro, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown (incl. Walk This Way, Inca Roads), Bobby Brown (incl. extended intro "The Story Of The Three Assholes"), Conehead, Flakes, Big Leg Emma, Envelopes, Disco Boy, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Wild Love, Titties 'n Beer, Dance Contest (q: In-a-gadda-da-vida), The Black Page, Jones Crusher, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Punky's Whips, Dinah-Moe Humm (incl. In-a-gadda-da-vida), Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man

1977 10 30 - Palladium, New York, NY

With Roy Estrada on vocals (*), Thomas Nordegg on trick (**) and Phil Kaufman as human trombone (***). See also Baby Snakes DVD.
Stinkfoot, The Poodle Lecture [YCDTOSA6], Dirty Love, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown, I Have Been In You [incl. Is That Guy Kidding Or What?, YCDTOSA6], Dancin' Fool (world premiere), Jewish Princess (world premiere) [basic track on SY], King Kong (incl. Gas Mask*/***; q: Dragnet), Disco Boy [BS], Envelopes, magic trick** (q: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony), I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Wild Love (q: Lohengrin), Titties 'n Beer, Dance Contest, The Black Page, Jones Crusher, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Punky's Whips, Dinah-Moe Humm, Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man, San Ber'dino

1977 10 31 - Palladium, New York, NY

Intro, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown (incl. Gas Mask*), Bobby Brown (q: By The Beautiful Sea), Conehead, Flakes, Big Leg Emma, Envelopes, Disco Boy, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Wild Love, Titties 'n Beer (q: Sunshine Of Your Love)[BS], Dance Contest (q: Third Man Theme, Song Of The Volga Boatmen, Stranger In Paradise), The Black Page [BS], Jones Crusher [basic track on SY], Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Punky's Whips [parts on BS], Dinah-Moe Humm (q: Sunshine Of Your Love)[BS], Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man, San Ber'dino, Black Napkins

Saturday, January 21, 2017

FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA IN CONCERT

January 22, 2017
at the 'Bar Du Nord'
in Basel, Switzerland

FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA





Thursday, January 19, 2017

DWEEZIL ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA - - - THE BLACK PAGE

Goosebumps.
Every time I  hear it...


WEIRD AL YANKOVIC


http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/weirdalyankovic

Legacy Recordings, home to definitive releases by the world’s foremost recording artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, proudly presents Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic, a career-spanning box set of all fourteen of Al’s studio albums, remastered for CD and 150-gram vinyl, and lavishly housed in an exact replica of the artist’s signature accordion.

In addition to his studio albums, Squeeze Box will also include a special 15th bonus album, Medium Rarities, featuring previously unreleased and non-album tracks selected by Weird Al, plus a 100-page book including a treasure trove of unseen photos and memorabilia.

The box will include "Poodle Hat", the 2003 album that included the Zappa tribute, "Genius In France", featuring Dweezil Zappa on the guitar.




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MIKE KENEALLY AND ANDY WEST ON MAKE WEIRD MUSIC

The interview
http://www.makeweirdmusic.com/interview/mike-keneally-andy-west

And a great video of Mike performing 'You Must Be This Tall'
http://www.makeweirdmusic.com/share/you-must-be-this-tall



DAINIUS PULAUSKAS GROUP

Until two days ago, I had never heard of  Dainius Pulauskas.
Shame on me.
Straight from Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dainius Pulauskas Group






JEAN-LUC PONTY 2017 TOUR DATES

Jean-Luc Ponty should need no introduction.

He recorded the superb violin line for Frank Zappa's 'It Must Be A Camel' for the "Hot Rats" album.
One year later, in 1970, Jean-Luc released "King Kong", an album on which he performed Frank Zappa's music.
A couple of years later, Jean-Luc even joined Zappa's band, next to one of his early musical buddies, George Duke. This resulted in a.o. "Over-Nite Sensation" and "Apostrophe (')".



Jean-Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their “Atlantic Years” tour to the US beginning late May 2017!
Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of the violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music.

Says Jean Luc, “We're calling it 'The Atlantic Years' tour since I am touring with my band from the late 70's - 80's with whom I recorded several albums for Atlantic Records.”

The Jean Luc Ponty Band features:

Jean Luc Ponty – violin
Wally Minko – keyboards
Jamie Glaser – guitars
Rayford Griffin – drums
Baron Browne – bass

Jean Luc Ponty Band 2017 US tour dates:

May 30 – Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
May 31 – Seattle, WA - The Neptune
June 01 – Eugene, OR - John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
June 03 – Los Angeles, CA - The Saban Theater Beverly Hills
June 04 – San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
June 05 – Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
June 07 – San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
June 08 – Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
June 09 – Scottsdale, AZ - Center For the Arts
June 10 – Las Vegas, NV - Allante Casino
June 14 – Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
June 16 – Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
June 17 – Austin, TX - One World Theatre
June 20 – Chicago, IL - City Winery
June 21 – Detroit, MI - Chene Park
June 23 – Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino
June 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY - Performing Arts Center
June 25 – NYC - B.B. King


Thursday, January 12, 2017

PETE LA ROCA

Did you know that Pete La Roca's 1967 "Turkish Women at the Bath" album not only features Chick Corea, but also Arkestra sax player John Gilmore !
Give it a try !!





Wednesday, January 11, 2017

RICHARD HALLEBEEK / MAXIMUM BRAIN DISFUNKTION

a demo from 1993 !
With Richard Hallebeek on the guitar.


And here's Richard Hallebeek again, jamming with Dweezil Zappa in 2013 at 'De Melkweg' in Amsterdam, NL.



-- info: Ive Hapers

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

DANIELE SEPE UPDATE

To celebrate the excellent radio show that recently turned up (Daniele Sepe Septet performing Zappa and more), the United Mutations website now features the Daniele Sepe discography.

Over at : http://www.united-mutations.com/s/danielesepe.htm

-- data : Danny Mathys


DWEEZIL ZAPPA UPDATE

Dweezil Zappa started a campaign to keep the legal rights to use his last name as a performing artist.
Yes, I know. Strange (but true).

He's getting there, but he might need a bit of extra help...

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/othersofintention

And there's some nice stuff that you can order to support the cause, including a download of 'Dinosaur', a soaring 11-minute guitar instrumental composed by Dweezil Zappa that features guest solos by: James Santiago, David Walliman, Matt Picone, Tom Quayle, Oz Noy, Derryl Gabel, Chris Buono and Frank Zappa!


THE UNIVERSE BY EAR


Taken from the upcoming album 'The Universe By Ear'
(Czar Of Revelations, March 2017)

Video/Edit by Pascal Grünenfelder & The Universe By Ear


Where is it written that there may only be one Big Bang? In Summer 2015, to the day 13,8 billion years after the first one, The Universe By Ear have initiated another big boom. Since then basses tear black holes into space, drums dart like unstoppable comets through zero gravity and guitars paint stripes of fire on the horizon. Three bold and daring musicians fom Basel/Switzerland have gartered for this mission, to lead rock to places no one has ever set foot before: a complex, colourful, suprising, hard and melodic landscape in a cosmos, in which improvised freefall and structured form coexist peacefully. Fasten your seatbelts, because we are off to explore The Universe By Ear! The debut-single 'Seven Pounds' was released in May 2016. The new selftitled debut album will be out on March 24th 2017 via Czar Of Revelations.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

DANIELE SEPE PLAYS ZAPPA

A fine radio show broadcast of Daniele Sepe's band performing various Zappa pieces recently turned up on DimeADozen.
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=579610

Daniele Sepe Sextet performing 'Direction Zappa'

recorded in Piazza del Nuraghe, Sant'Anna Arresi, Sardinia (ITALY), on saturday September 10, 2016

Dean Bowman: vocals
Daniele Sepe: saxophones
Gio Cristiano: electric guitar
Tommy De Paola: keyboards
Davide Castigliola: bass
Hamid Drake: drums

Thanks to Survivor69 for recording and sharing and to Galeans for bringing it to the Zappateers website.
http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=31280

The setlist :
  • Intro degli uomini d'onore  (D.Sepe—D.Bowman—T.De Paola)  4'52
  • If six was nine  (J.Hendrix)  6'33
  • Sofa  (F.Zappa)  6'32
  • Song for Che  (C.Haden)  2'10
  • I'm the slime  (F.Zappa)  0'56
  • So it is  (D.Bowman)  6'01
  • I'm the slime (Reprise)  (F.Zappa)  1'11
  • Fables of Faubus  (C.Mingus)  6'27
  • Oh no  (F.Zappa)  9'36
  • King Kong  (F.Zappa)  1'16
  • Veronie  (D.Bowman)  5'43
  • America drinks  (F.Zappa)  8'57
  • Peaches en regalia  (F.Zappa)  8'59
  • Eat that question  (F.Zappa)  8'27
  • It's about that time  (M.Davis)  3'57
  • Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto  (E.Morricone)  2'39
  • Eat that question (Reprise)  (F.Zappa)  1'26
  • Jazz is the teacher funk is the preacher  (J.Ulmer)  15'38

-- info setlist : Danny Mathys

ANOTHER ZAPPA RADIO SHOW ALBUM

Another Zappa radio show album has been spotted : "Live At The Palladium 1977".
Which isn't necessarily bad news, although I would appreciate it if the Zappa Family Trust would jump to this opportunity and release these radio shows themselves.


To be released on CD in a couple of weeks...

-- info : Philippe Lamoot


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CARL KING'S NEW ALBUM

It's not too late to support Carl King in producing his new album "Grand Architects".

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/carl-king-s-new-album-grand-architects-fantasy-metal#/

Featuring Dweezil Zappa, Mike Keneally, Morgan Agren, Marco Minnemann, Phi Yaan-Zek and many more.


RESIDENTS UPDATE

from Charles Bobuck's newsletter :

free donwload of 'Rubber',
http://hardyfox.com//rubber.mp3

new CD "Eggs For Breakfast" in February;
also coming in February, "The Vagina Issue";
later, "Wallpaper", book and CD;
also, "Guitarhead",
and "Ibbur, book and CD.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

ALEXANDRA STEGH EXPO IN WESSELING, GERMANY

Painter and musician Alexandra Stegh will be doing an expo in Wesseling, Germany.

The expo is entitled "Change" and will be open until March.
The 4th of March, Jazz ensemble On Cue will be doing a concert at the expo.
One of the pieces, also featured on the flyer / poster, depicts a familiar face.

"CHANGE" ist ein Aufruf, eine künstlerische Botschaft und aktive Auseinandersetzung mit dem Zeitgeist. Alexandra Stegh zeigt neue Arbeiten in Öl auf Leinwand, Collagen mit gemischten Techniken und zum ersten Mal öffentlich auch ihre Fotoarbeiten zu Themen aus den Bereichen Umweltschutz, Flüchtlingspolitik, Tierschutz und persönliche Elemente der Wandlung in diesem Kontext. Die Vernissage wird musikalisch umrahmt vom Duo "BRIDGES" (Alexandra Stegh und Olaf Absalon).

Ausstellungsdauer:
12.12.2016 - 04.03.2017

Finissage:
Samstag, 4. März 2017, 17:00 Uhr,
mit Konzert der Band "On Cue"



-- info: FB


PATRICK LEONARD AND FRANK ZAPPA


Patrick Leonard's WIKI page,
over at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leonard,
mentions :

Leonard gained entry into the music business with late 1970s Chicago-based pop rock band Trillion, which featured future Toto singer Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen on lead vocals. The early days of his career also featured short stints as a keyboardist in Frank Zappa’s band in 1976 and The Allman Brothers Band in 1980.

I did find a link to L.Shankar, but the collaboration with FZ is new to me...

Anyone?


-- wiki link provided by Jan van Kemenade

LUNAR LOVESON & LOS WARN - AMNERIKA 2.0


Los Warn (Lionel Los) says :
Here is another personal rendition of Frank Zappa's "Amnerika" from "Civilization Phase III".
Arrangement by Trip-hop artist Lunar Loveson - Guitar by Los Warn

Goosebumps !!









happy new year ! & SCRAP


Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017 !

Let's kick it off with an excellent performance of 'The Black Page'.

Black Page #2 (Frank Zappa) by SCRAP
(SCRAP = Show Concept for Recuperation and the Art of Percussion)

On the "xylhockeys": Sylvain Grenier and David Therrien-Brongo,
on the "Bicyclefun": Alain Quirion
et on the "Hell's Drums" : Marc Bonneau and Bertil Schulrabe.

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