Sunday, December 29, 2019


Last year, Fried Dähn (electric cello player, composer, professor and member of the Ensemble Modern when Zappa recorded The Yellow Shark) put together the Ensemble Blue Marlin to perform a concert in the "Zappa Spielt für Bach" series in Hamburg.

"Zappa Spielt für Bach" is a concert that takes place every year at the St. Katharinenkirche in Hamburg, Germany, a couple of days before the Zappanale festival starts.
This concert always is on a Wednesday and the festival starts on a Friday (not counting the Thursday warm-up party).

The "Zappa Spielt für Bach" concert series has an impressive list of participants : Florida-based Bogus Pomp, German rock band Sheik Yerbouti, Ensemble Ambrosius, Robert, Martin, Albert Wing, Inventionis Mater with Valentina Ciardelli, and Napoleon Murphy Brock.

July 2019, Fried Dähn (electric cello), Napoleon Murphy Brock (sax, flute, vocals), Chris Garcia (percussion and marimba) plus the Winnitzki / Lücker / Hughes jazz trio and 'visual piano player' Laurenz Theinert performed  pieces by Frank Zappa, by Thelonious Monk, and by Fried Dähn,


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