Wednesday, June 23, 2021

VIRTUAL CONCERT BY THE DON PRESTON TRIO

From GlassOnyon PR

Mothers of Invention Keyboard Legend! The Don Preston Trio To Play Virtual Concert at The World Stage on July 2, 2021


Mothers of Invention keyboard legend Don Preston and his Trio will be performing a free-form Virtual Concert at The World Stage on July 2, 2021!

Don Preston leads a life filled with music, innovation, and experimentation. “Groundbreaking” is a phrase that is clearly overused…with Don it rings true. One of the first performers to drag a pile of oscillators and filters onstage, he brought his classical training to the avant-garde. In the early 60s a weird guy named Frank Zappa would come to see Don’s “electronic music with films of bacterial life” shows in Los Angeles. Don was soon in Zappa’s radical new group The Mothers Of Invention, touring and playing on classics like “We're Only In It For The Money” and “Roxy & Elsewhere” from 1966 to 1973.

Don’s played with everyone from Elvin Jones to The Residents, Jack Bruce and Robbie Krieger. His keyboard solos on Zappa albums, as well as countless soundtracks like Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, are considered ground-breaking moments in synthesizer music history.

Still very active in his 80’s, Don was there for the dawn of electronic musical performance, and today grafts new technologies into his experimental palette with software synths & iPhone apps, blending jazz, rock, comedy, magic and ambient synths into a captivating performance.

Don has performed with artists like: Frank Zappa, Lou Rawls, Al Jarreau, Nat King Cole, Billy Daniels, Johnnie Ray, Vaughn Monroe, Connie Francis, Herbie Mann, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, Art Davis, Paul Bley, Carla Bley, Joe Beck, Shorty Rogers, Leo Sayer, Charles Lloyd, Nelson Riddle, J.R. Monterose, Flo & Eddie (Howard Kaylan & Mark Volman of The Turtles) Yusef Lateef, Don Ellis, Meredith Monk, Bobby Bradford, Michael Mantler, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

The Don Preston Trio:

  • Don Preston - pianoforte, prepared piano, synths, and what knots
  • Anders Swanson - acoustic bass
  • Christopher Garcia - El Monstro, percussion

Friday July 2, 2021
THE DON PRESTON TRIO@THE WORLD STAGE

THE WORLD STAGE SITE
 http://theworldstage.org/events.html
THE WORLD STAGE ON FACEBOOK
 https://www.facebook.com/theworldstage/
THE WORLD STAGE YOUTUBE CHANNEL
 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheWorldStage/featured?app=desktop


DROUILLARD / ELIEZ / COQUARD / COQUARD PERFORM ZAPPA

At Le Triton in Paris, France
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 20H30 - SALLE 1
DROUILLARD / ELIEZ / COQUARD / COQUARD
"Zappa's Songs"

They released the album last year.


-- info: Luuk on FB

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

FLAT EARTH SOCIETY - BOGGAMASTA III

  • flat earth society: boggamasta III
        (2021, 2lp, belgium, igloo)
Peter Vermeersch and David Bovée have released the follow-up to the 2017 "Boggamasta" album.
The digital download has been available for a couple of weeks, but now, the vinyl is out as well.

Amazing modern big band music in a beautiful package but do keep in mind that the vinyl edition only offers 8 of the 10 tracks.


 

JEAN BOURGUIGNON


Belgian comic book artists and illustrator Jean Bourguignon is preparing a comic that features Frank Zappa.
It will be published in La Gazette Du Rock.

http://maisondurock.blogspot.com/p/la-gazette-du-rock.html

More info soon.


CORI JACOBS RECORDED A FRANK ZAPPA TRIBUTE

L.A.-based keyboard player and composer Cori Jacobs released a track entitled ‘Zappa’ on his “O.1.K” mini album.
Cori added:
“Frank Zappa is an influence of mine because he was a visionary. Self taught, in the beginning, like me, he learned to read and write his compositions down. I named track 3 on my "O.1.K" album 'Zappa' in tribute to Frank.
Frank also employed another huge influence of mine, George Duke. My favorite track, with George Duke on it, is Inca Roads.
I met Dweezil Zappa auditioning for a tour with him playing his fathers music and it was a joy to jam Inca Roads with him.”

Out on Bandcamp. Check out his amazing version of  'Toxic' and the inspired 'Zappa' piece.


 

Monday, June 21, 2021

ECKART RUNGE & JACQUES AMMON

from Eckart Rung's website:

in the discography section :

Revolutionary Icons – 2021
Eckart Runge & Jacques Ammon
Beethoven, Winehouse, Hendrix, Bowie, Zappa, Wonder
Berlin Classics / EDEL
Release: 13. August 2021

I guess this features pieces from their recent "Roll Over Beethoven" concert series as that included Frank Zappa's 'BeBop Tango'.


UMPHREY'S MCGEE

 Umphrey's McGee performed Frank Zappa's 'Dirty Love' as an encore last Saturday.

More info & full audio :

https://www.jambase.com/article/umphreys-mcgee-frank-zappa-red-rocks#

The recording is available from Archive dot org:

https://archive.org/details/um2021-06-19.FLAC


THE WRONG OBJECT

 a message from the Off Records label:

For those interested, I have received from the band The Wrong Object 5x cd Zappa Jawaka and 5x cd Into the Herd..... Those are the very last pieces...

stilll-off.bandcamp.com/album/zappa-jawaka

stilll-off.bandcamp.com/album/into-the-herd



UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZUR MUSIKALISCHEN SPRACHE VON FRANK ZAPPA


  • rebell, komponist, genie: untersuchungen zur musikalischen sprache von frank zappa
    by stefan ullmann
        (2019, book, --, books on demand / private release) - november 2019
In German.

The last couple of years, Stefan Ullman has made several books available discussing Frank Zappa's music. Some of these are translations, others are re-issues with a different cover.
If I'm not mistaken, the above pictured book is a re-issue of :


It takes a closer look at FZ's 'The Black Page no.1' and 'Inca Roads'.


ZAPPOSTROPHE

It's not the most recent issue, as the Czech Frank Zappa Fan Club recently released issue #144, but people who like little black dots might want to know that issue #141 of Zappostrophe includes Martin Kostas' complete transcription (re-arrangement) of Frank Zappa's version of Ravel's Bolero.


ZAPPA KICKSTARTER BOOK

  • zappa
        (2020, book, usa, trouper press)
This book has been lying on my desk for quite some months now: the "Zappa" kickstarter book.
It's a 125-page picture book (with several pages listing all the backers at the end).
Nice. Very nice.
Added it to the United Mutations Archives:
http://www.united-mutations.com/z/frank_zappa/frank_zappa_books.htm

For more info on books on Zappa, check out Avo's website:
https://www.afka.net/Books/index_chrono_2000-.htm


Sunday, June 20, 2021

KATHREPTIS - THIRD DEMO

  • kathreptis: third demo
        (2020, download, --, bandcamp)

Costa Rica-based black metal and grind band Kathreptis released two versions of FZ’s ‘Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance’ on their “Third Demo” Bandcamp album. 

Both tracks were also made available on the “Carnicería!: 6 Ways Of Disgusting Noise” compilation that got released through Bandcamp in 2020.

“Third Demo” recently got CDR release, presenting the alternate version of the FZ composition as a bonus track (not listed on the track listing).


MIKEYELDEY - THE ALBUM FOR SEGA GENESIS

Michael Elder, also known as mikeyeldey released “The Album For Sega Genesis” on a game box cartridge (!!). The bandcamp download version presented a set of bonus tracks, including Michael’s rendition of Frank Zappa’s ‘Peaches En Regalia’, performed on a Sega Genesis Model 2.

 

RAOUL PETITE - LIVE

Raoul Petite live is an adventure.
Conducted chaos, custome parties, a dose of cabaret, and most importantly: amazing music.

If you've never seen them in action, their 2007 "Live" DVD is highly recommended.

The recording / performance included 'Mister Z', their tribute to FZ.

Here's 'Fou 2 Toi', the piece the did after 'Mister Z'.
Check it out !


 

FRED HÄNDL & MARK WATSON - BOY WONDER, I LOVE YOU

Check out Fred Händl & Mark Watson's version of Burt Ward's 'Boy Wonder, I Love You', written by F.Zappa and released in 1966.

It's actually a reworked version of the piece that Fred did for Andrew Greenaway's "Lost Meat" collection in 2019. This time with Mark on vocals.

 

DWEEZIL ZAPPA - T-SHIRT SONGS

Dweezil Zappa is selling a bunch of t-shirts on his Rewardmusic platform.
When you buy a t-shirt, you receive a bonus song.

All of the songs have also been made available as a new release, the "T-Shirt Songs" collection.

It includes two tracks that were written by Dweezil (and previously released on his "Archival Tracks" collection). The thirteen other pieces are (excellent) live recordings from the ZappaPlaysZappa tours. 

https://newdweezil.rewardmusic.com/


RAOUL PETITE - NI VIEUX, NI MAITRE

The CD version of the latest Raoul Petite release ends with 'Music Is The Best', a short and Frank Zappa inspired piece.
Released in 2020.
The track is not present on the LP !


Around the same time, the band released the "Live Session" 5-track EP.
A fine little disc in a cardboard cover. Just look at that artwork !!



Saturday, June 19, 2021

FRANK ZAPPA - ZAPPA '88: THE LAST U.S. SHOW

  • frank zappa: zappa '88: the last u.s. show
        (2021, 2cd, usa, zappa records)
The latest Zappa release by the ZFT.
Recorded on March 25, 1988 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, USA, this 2 CD set presents the complete show. Well, minus the two tracks that Dweezil performed on as Dweezil wasn't happy with his performance. These tracks were replaced by recordings of those same tracks, but from another show.

I'm quite pleased with this album.
Sure, Frank would never have released this. He would have picked or put together the best versions from different shows, but that doesn't mean that this isn't a great concert.
And it brings back nice memories of seeing the band in Ghent in 1988 where they also performed The Beatles Medley : Norwegian Jim / Louisiana Hooker With Herpes / Texas Motel
(= Norwegian Wood / Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Strawberry Fields Forever, lyrics by FZ)


NOLAN POTTER - QUARANTINE QUOVERS QUOLLECTION

“Good morning from Texas, today I have for you my Quarantine Quovers Quollection: remixed and remastered versions of the four cover songs I've put out since the start of the pandemic as well as three new cover tracks from all over the spectrum of stuff I like to listen to, with cover art by my main muse Julie Wierd.
Donate what you want, every dollar given helps me continue to make music at home and today only Bandcamp is donating their cut to the NAACP legal defense fund in honor of Juneteenth. I'll be taking down the single versions of the covers to clean up my discography a little bit, if you've downloaded those already, just get this instead! It looks cooler in a thumbnail anyways. Happy clicking and good day to you!”

Includes Nolan's version of 'Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague'


 

Friday, June 18, 2021

AHMET ZAPPA ON "WORD IN YOUR EAR"

Fine interview / conversation with Ahmet Zappa.


 

THE HEADSHAKERS - S/T

  • the headshakers: s/t
        (2010, cdep, france, private release)
I recently got hold of a physical copy of The Headshakers' first EP.
Released around 2010 (discogs says 2009, bandcamp says 2010).

Only three tracks, but excellent.

You might remember The Headshakers as the band that supported the Orchestre Philhamonique de Strasbourg during the two "200 Motels, The Suites" concerts in France in 2018.
Furthermore, the band released their version of FZ's 'I'm The Slime' as a hidden track on their 2012 "We Jazz, We Rock, We Funk" CDEP.

This 2010 CD EP is also available on Bandamp.


MANU RIBOT - SPEECHLESS

Manu Ribot's "Speechless" album presents 12 tracks.

12 musical translations of things that leave him speechless.

I like it.
Check it out !

 

GUITAR TALK


Guitar Talk offers interviews with many of the most creative guitarists of our time. This new book presents these conversations, between Joel Harrison and Nels Cline, Pat Metheny, Fred Frith, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gregory Jackson, Ben Monder, Anthony Pirog, Henry Kaiser, Mike and Leni Stern, Vernon Reid, Mary Halvorson, Nguyên Le, Rez Abbasi, Ava Mendoza, Liberty Ellman, Brandon Ross, Wayne Krantz, Dave Fiuczynski, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Miles Okazaki, Sheryl Bailey, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ralph Towner—twenty-seven great guitarists in all.


THE REAL FRANK ZAPPA BOOK

I posted a picture of these twins on Facebook a couple of weeks ago but I only added them to the UM Archives earlier today.
The Japanese version is a first edition and came from the collection of the late Tom Brown.
Very happy with that one.

And, no, I don't consider myself collecting books about Frank Zappa.
I just happen to buy them when I come across them.
Here's the TRFZ book family.


Thursday, June 17, 2021

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - LEVERKUSEN '97

  • allen holdsworth: leverkusen '97
        (2021, cd+dvd, usa, manifesto)

Earlier this year, Manifesto released Allan Holdsworth's "Leverkusen '97".

Recorded at the Leverkusener Jazztage in 1997, broadcast on German TV (Rockpalast), and remastered for this re-issue by Manifesto.

Allan Holdsworth, Dave Carpenter, Chad Wackerman


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

ZAPPA MOVIE IN THE PAPERS

 Articles on the new Zappa movie keep popping up as the movie is about the be released officially in Belgium and in The Netherlands.
Belgian newspaper De Standaard, Belgian mag HUMO and the Dutch VPRO Gids presented an article on the movie.



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

AUDIO DOCUMENTARIES WITH DWEEZIL ZAPPA

From Laughingmonkeymusic

This is a preview of a series of episodes hosted by Dweezil Zappa & I in which we break down music he has recorded (and anything Dweezil wants to put in). The first of the series will focus on the solo albums of Dweezil's. In each episode not only are we breaking down the songs, production & guest artists there will be also Frank Zappa & Eddie Van Halen stories. Each episode is not to be missed.........coming very soon! Make your to subscribe to the channel and hit the bell to not miss this series.


Monday, June 14, 2021

FLYING HORSEMAN - WILD EYES

Flying Horseman's first album, "Wild Eyes", is getting a re-release.

Gold coloured vinyl 2 LP.
Limited edition.


 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

GINGERBREAD MAN

Revisited The Residents' "Gingerbread Man" today.
What a fine release.

Added the album artwork to the United Mutations Archives at:
http://www.united-mutations.com/r/residents.htm




SLABDRAGGER / WREN SPLIT RELEASE ALSO MADE AVAILABLE ON CD

In 2017, the Slabdragger / Wren split release "Mother Of Beef And The Magic Of Invention" got released as a 12".
At least three different vinyl versions exist: cream, black, and, not unpredictable, a cream & black mixed version.
The two tracks were also released on CD, made available to record label (Holy Roar Records) subscribers.


THE OTHERS OF INVENTION BOOKS AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA

About a week ago, Amazon started a paperback printing business in Australia which means that The Others Of Invention books are available through Amazon Australia with lower shipping costs (if you're from that area).

https://www.amazon.com.au/Others-Invention-Vol-1-recorded-artists/dp/B08WZJK4MP/ref=sr_1_1?

“The Others Of Invention” lists bands and artists that have recorded and released compositions that were written by Frank Zappa. It also includes recordings that Frank Zappa contributed to, a handful of tributes, and even a couple of albums that include references to Frank Zappa.

  • Volume 1
    = FZ discography + Others Of Invention 1966 -> 1999 (444 pages)

  • Volume 2
    = Others Of Invention 2000 -> 2012 (422 pages)

  • Volume 3
    = Others Of Invention 2013 -> 2020
     + Zappanale productions
     + composition and artist index for the 3 volumes.



Saturday, June 12, 2021

STEFANO BOLLANI - SMAT SMAT

Those of you who have been browsing "The Others Of Invention" book series, already knew that Stefano Bollani's excellent "Smat Smat" album (from 2003) got a remastered re-release in 2019.

It was the third volume of a 20 CD collection: 10 albums (re-releases) by Stefano and 10 albums that had influenced him.
Made available by an Italian newspaper.



ADAM MINKOFF - DAMCLOD SNALTS / EX-OBUS

Adam Minkoff's latest release sounds absolutely wonderful.

  • Sean Dixon - snare drum, bass drum ("Damclod Snalts")
  • Chris Norton - piano ("Damclod Snalts")
  • Claire de Brunner - bassoon ("Damclod Snalts")
  • Adam Minkoff - mallets, percussion, guitars, bass guitar, bass ukulele, viola, keyboards
Artwork by Kurt Morgan !


Friday, June 11, 2021

CHAD WACKERMAN ON ZAPPACAST

ZappaCast Team Scott Parker, Phil Surkis and Joe ”Vaultmeister” Travers are joined by Frank Zappa’s longest tenured drummer, the legendary Chad Wackerman. Wackerman shares about FZ projects that almost came to be, and recounts the evening that’s now preserved on the new release: Zappa ‘88: The Last U.S. Show - available June 18! Plus, a sneak peek into Chad Wackerman’s “Drum Room.” Warning/Guarantee: This podcast is not just for drummers!








 

STEVE VAI UPDATE


COR VAN DIEJEN - GROVE BONKEN

  • Grove Bonken by Cor van Diejen
        (2021, book, the netherlands, private release)

You might know music enthusiast Cor van Diejen as the writer of the Slikdrek columns in the late Dutch Black Page fanzine.
In more recent years, Cor updated and re-released these columns in "Een Modder Van Inventie" but he also produced writings on Don Van Vliet ("Een Harlekijneend,...") and on Stravinsky.

Never afraid to challenge himself, Cor recently produced "Grove Bonken" in which he gives his unvarnished opinion on 182 composers of the 20th century.
Peppered with anecdotes, this 500-plus page hardback book will tell you things you didn't know about Guus Janssen, Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, Olivier Messiaen, George Gerswin, Morton Subotnick, Raymond Scott, Peter Eötvös, and many, many more.

Fascinating.
And so many names that I'm not familiar with...

In Dutch.
Made available in both a hardback and a paperback edition from Boekenbestellen: 

https://www.boekenbestellen.nl/boek/grove-bonken/44935

EIN TRIBUT AN FRANK ZAPPA

"Ein Tribut An Frank Zappa" is a 21.5 x 21.5 cm, 80-page picture book / coffee table book, compiled by Frank Müller.

Released by 27Amigos, it should be available later this month.


ARF DOSSIER NO.108

Issue number 108 of The Arf-Dossier takes a look at all things Zappa.

It even has a feature on The Others Of Invention books !!

  • leserpost
  • zappanale 31
  • the hot platters heaven from the arf office
  • the rare pictures gallery
  • the fine but unauthorized cd kaleidoscope
  • bath concert poster
  • news from belgium - live from United Mutations
  • ullis ecke
  • special beer promo
  • info behind the photo(s)


RAOUL PETITE - LE GRAND TOUT

A couple of years ago French band Raoul Petite released two compilation albums : 80 tracks on four discs.
The perfect introduction to the band.

The first album, "Le Grand Tout (Ou Presque)" included 'Mister Z', previously released on the band's "Têt De Krän" album. 'Mister Z' was their tribute to Frank Zappa.


TWO MORE FRANK ZAPPA PIECES RECORDED BY CLAUDIO NUÑEZ

Who's counting?
On his 247th release, "Nostálgico", Claudio Nuñez released his version of 'Blessed Relief' and 'Chunga's Revenge'.

Yes, his 247th release.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

FRANK ZAPPA - COLOR BY NUMBER


Even music freaks do need to stress down a little bit every once in a while.
At least, that's what this 50-page book is all about.

Frank Zappa coloring book, with color by number.
About 25 drawings that need to be colored.


RAOUL PETITE - LIVES 1980 - 2007

French band Raoul Petite performed at the Zappanale festival in 2011. At the time, I had never heard of them.
Pop music with a twist.
In French.
And inspired by Frank Zappa.
(Gruppo Sportivo comes to mind)

The "Lives 1980 - 2007" 2 CD set presents material that got recorded in concert in 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1998 and 2007.

Here's a snippet from Zappanale (not included on the CD).


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

CLAUDIO NUÑEZ RECORDED FRANK ZAPPA'S CHUNGA'S REVENGE

Claudio Nuñez keeps on releasing records at an incredible high rate.
His latest album, "La Revancha De Dadá", includes his version of Frank Zappa's 'Chunga's Revenge'.
Album # 188 by Claudio...
A Bandcamp-only release.



Monday, June 7, 2021

ZAPPA BAND JOINS KING CRIMSON TOUR

Music Is Our Friend 2021

We are pleased to announce the dates for the re-scheduled 2021 King Crimson tour of the USA. King Crimson will be accompanied by The Zappa Band for the whole of the second leg of the tour from 22nd August - 11th September, and also for the concerts in Concord and Los Angeles on 5th and 6th August.
King Crimson/The Zappa Band tour dates;

The Zappa Band will feature Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Joe Travers, Jamie Kime, Robert Martin and Ray White.

  • August 5, 2021- Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
  • August 6, 2021 - Los Angeles - The Greek
  • August 23, 2021 - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
  • August 24, 2021 - Northampton, MA - The Pines Theater
  • August 26, 2021 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC
  • August 27, 2021 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark Ampitheater
  • August 28, 2021 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Ampitheater
  • August 29, 2021 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia
  • August 31, 2021 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller High Life Theatre
  • September 1, 2021 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • September 2, 2021 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center @ The Heights
  • September 4, 2021 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
  • September 5, 2021 - New Haven, CT - Westville Music Bowl
  • September 7, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center
  • September 9, 2021 - Forest Hills, NYC - Forest Hills Stadium
  • September 10, 2021 - Boston, MA - Leader Bank Pavilion
  • September 11, 2021 - Washington, DC - The Anthem


TIM BUCKLEY

Tim Buckley only released a handful of albums between 1966 and 1974, some of which were on Frank Zappa / Herb Cohen's DiscReet record label.

Several live recordings have been released after his passing in 1975.

The latest one is called "Merry-Go-Round At The Carousel".



MILES DAVIS & PRINCE

July 1991, Miles Davis performed at the "Jazz At Vienne" festival.
He included two Prince compositions in his setlist: 'Penetration' and 'Jailbait'.

The concert will be released on the "Merci Miles! Live At Vienne" album.
2 CD or 2 LP set, on the Rhino Records label.


Sunday, June 6, 2021

BREAKFAST CLUB IMPROV BAND

The Breakfast Club Improv Band released "Captain Fat Arm".
One of Richard Hemming / Evil Dick's experiments.

As the liner notes state: 
Once again we join the boys on an exciting adventure to the outer limits of musical expression.


MF DOOM - MM..FOOD

 MF Doom's "Mm.. Food" album is get a re-release on green and pink vinyl.
Originally released in 2004, the album sampled several Frank Zappa pieces on at least two tracks.


DWEEZIL ZAPPA - MINI CONCERT #2 - FEATURING INCA ROADS

  • dweezil zappa: mini concert #2 - featuring inca roads
        (2021, download, usa, reward music platform)

Yesterday, Dweezil Zappa released his second "Mini Concert" album.
All material taken from the ZpZ shows.

  1. Flakes
  2. City Of Tiny Lites
  3. San Ber'dino
  4. Inca Roads

https://www.dweezilzappa.com/songs/1966895-mini-concert-2-inca


ED PALERMO AT THE FALCON 2021 03 27

The complete show !!

SETLIST March 27, 2021-Eddy’s Chemistry Set

NATIONAL ANTHEM-CPAC version
YOU’RE LAND IS MY LAND
WHAT’S NEW IN BALTIMORE (Zappa)
DUKE OF PRUNES (Zappa)
A NIGHT IN TUNISIA (Dizzy Gillespie)
PEACHES EN REGALIA (Zappa)

YOLANDA YOU LEARN (Lyle Mays)
BIG SWIFTY#1 (Zappa)
DE DO DO DO jam (Police)
SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD jam (Police)
BIG SWIFTY#2 (Zappa)
CALL ME (Andy Williams)
ORANGE COUNTY snippet (Zappa)
EVERY SUMMER NIGHT (Pat Metheny)
ORANGE COUNTY snippet (Zappa)
BLACK NAPKINS (Zappa)
STORM AT SUNUP/TELL ME A BEDTIME STORY (Gino Vanelli/Herbie Hancock)
OH NO (Zappa)
SPRING IS HERE (Rodgers and Hart)
SPRING AIN’T HERE (Pat Metheny)
LET’S MOVE TO CLEVELAND/FIXIN A HOLE (Zappa/Beatles)
ECHIDNA’S ARF (Zappa)
WATERMELON IN EASTER HAY (Zappa)
ECHIDNA CODA (Zappa)
EVERY SUMMER NIGHT tag (Pat Metheny)
ORANGE COUNTY LUMBER TRUCK (Zappa)
WE ARE NOT ALONE (Zappa)
(end of show)

(encore)
ZOOT ALLURES (Zappa)
GLAD (Traffic)


THE RESIDENTS - GINGERBREAD MAN

  • the residents: gingerbread man
        (2021, lp, uk, cherry red)
Originally released on CD in 1994, The Residents' "Gingerbread Man" has been made available on LP by Cherry Red last month.

The music is fantastic and the artwork fits the content.
Love it.

European freaks might need to be reminded that Cherry Red operates from the UK, which is no longer part of the EU.
In my case, Belgian melomaniac, that implied that I had to pay an additional 36.63 euro (taxes and custom fee), while the actual order, LP & CD plus postage, was 30 euro.
Mind you, this will even get worse starting on July 1 when
1) there will no longer be an exception for package with a value below 22 euro
2) the customers fee will increase...

Nevertheless, an amazing album.

THE RESIDENTS - GINGERBREAD MAN PRESERVED

  • the residents: gingerbread man preserved
        (2021, 3cd, uk, cherry red)
The Preserved edition of The Residents' 1994 "Gingerbread Man" album counts 3 discs.
Next to the (amazing) original album, the set presents live performances of "Gingerbread Man" pieces, "The Fat Boy" tape that eventually evolved into "Gingerbread Man" and "Hunters", instrumental versions, material from "Hunters", and the "Prelude To The Teds'.

Voices for the characters were provided by not only The Residents, but also Laurie Amat (The Weaver), Diana Alden (The Confused Transsexual), Molly Harvey (The Old Woman), Isabelle Barbier, and Todd Rundgren (The Sold Out Artist, The Ascentic, and The Aging Musician).

Amazing.


DWEEZIL ZAPPA RELEASED "CUP OF JOE" MINI ALBUM

  • dweezil zappa: mini concert #1 - cup of joe
        (2021, download, usa, reward music platform)

The last couple of months, Dweezil made quite a number of podcasts on the subject of the late Edward Van Halen, called "Runnin' With The Dweezil". It featured Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Nuno Bettencourt, to name just three.

A couple of days ago, Dweezil started releasing music again. 
"Cup Of Joe" is a Mini Concert series that uses the Zappa Plays Zappa concerts as a source of material.

  • Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt
  • Outside Now
  • Packard Goose
  • Joe's Garage

First three tracks are from 2008 (with special guest Ray White), the final one from 2019.
Beautiful !!


Thursday, June 3, 2021

YOUR OLD DROOG

Your Old Droog has sampled (or referred to) Frank Zappa's music on several of his albums.

Listening to his 2019 album (that includes a Frank Zappa reference and a Wild Man Fischer sample), I was browsing the internet and stumbled on YOD's "It Wasn't Even Close" album.
Also from 2019.

Look at the album artwork and check out the poster on the wall !!


STEVEN DELANNOYE'S NEW YORK TRIO + FRANK VAGANEE - HERE COMES TOMORROW

  • steven delannoye's new york trio + frank vaganée: here comes tomorrow
        (2014, cd, bel, werf records)
In 2009, after having finished his conservatory studies, Steven Delannoy received a scholarship to continue his study at the Manhattan School Of Music.
It was in New York that Steven met bass player Desmond White and drummer Jesse Simpson, with whom he formed the Steven Delannoy Trio.
They toured extensively and invited fellow saxophone player Frank Vaganée for a number of concerts, resulting in the "Uptown" album.
In 2013, they recorded "Here Comes The Tomorrow", a beautiful and energetic album.
All original tunes.

Check them out at Bandcamp :


PINIOL VIDEO

PinioL's new clip
Claymation / Video directed and animated by Lucia Augé.

PinioL - Pilon Bran Coucou - Animation by Lucia Augé.


MANUEL DE LA FUENTE - FRANK ZAPPA - LA MÚSICA SE RESISTE A MORIR

  • manuel de la fuente: frank zappa - la música se resiste a morir
        (2021, book, spain, alianza editorial)
Manuel de la Fuente is professor Audo-Visual Communication at the Valencia university.
His "Frank Zappa - Music refuses to die" got released by the Alianza publishing house about a week ago.
In 2014, Manuel did the translation for the Spanish version of The Real Frank Zappa Book. In 2016, he translated Pauline Butcher's book.

"Frank Zappa - La Música Se Resiste A Morir", 492 pages.

Based on interviews with his collaborators and the consultation of thousands of documents in US collections, this unauthorized biography (the first on Frank Zappa in Spanish) offers a non-judgmental portrait of the iconoclastic musician and his time. In its pages we witness the echoes of the artistic avant-gardes, the influence of Zappa in the activist counterculture, the gestation and development of his abundant work, as well as his confrontations with record companies and puritan organizations. A landscape where the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix coexist with Edgard Varèse and Pierre Boulez, observed with the incomparable sarcasm of a unique artist, whose legacy offers us infinite keys to understand our present.


THE RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT

 Two new Rudy Schwartz Project albums have been made available through Kunaki.

https://kunaki.com/mSales.asp?PublisherId=148137&PP=1&fbclid=IwAR243nGXeXrim08PMQOfnt3uePbwr98BTLD-Vyz2rCtjrxgdTSh8it4uI7g



Tuesday, June 1, 2021

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - SHANKAR MAHADEVAN - ZAKIR HUSSAIN

John McLaughlin/Shankar Mahadevan/Zakir Hussain: Sakhi (All proceeds to Khalsa Aid Charity)