Frank Zappa Archive
There’s a new ‘super’ hero in town…Frank? Todd? No, its Zodd! The Ed Palermo Big Band – The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren [TrackList and Performers follows] – Cuneiform, Rune 440 74:10 [10/6/17] *****: How would someone combine Todd Rundgren and Frank Zappa’s music? Or, another question, why? When it comes to arranger and band leader […]
Mumpbeak – Tooth [TrackList follows] – RareNoise RNR078, 41:43 [5/26/17] ****: Is it jazz? Is it progressive rock? It’s definitely Mumpbeak. (Roy Powell – Hohner clavinet, Moog Little Phatty, Hammond organ, tubular bells; Lorenzo Feliciati – bass; Torstein Lofthus – drums) What’s a Mumpbeak? Despite the title, it’s not some fantastical bird. Mumpbeak is the […]
Frank Zappa – Roxy, The Movie, CD + Blu-ray (2015) A true rock genius is revealed in restored Blu-ray of a vintage performance. Studio: Eagle Vision EV8335219 Cast: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Video: 1.78:1 for 16:9 screen, 1080p HD, Color Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1; PCM 2.0 stereo TrackList: Something Terrible Has Happened/Cosmic Debris; Penguin […]
Perfect Strangers: HEINER GOEBBELS/ FRANK ZAPPA works [TrackList follows] – Norwegian Radio Orch./ Heinrich Sondergard (09/09/14) – LAWO Classics
A stunning recording of the music of two contemporary visionaries.
An interesting look at a musical pioneer.
PETER EÖTVÖS: “Kosmos” = Sonata per sei; Psalm 151: In Memoriam Frank Zappa; Kosmos – Grau Schumacher Piano Duo /Schlagquartett Köln/ Paulo Álvares, keyboard – Wergo
Pretty heady stuff, but interesting indeed.
Chicago music which deserves some recognition.
A beautiful but sad documentary on a conductor’s unsuccessful return to Iran to lead the Tehran Symphony.
LA Philharmonic To Perform Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels; Is Sound Quality Genre-Related?; Webcasting 101
Though he was never on drugs, Zappa is having himself a ball.
Australian piano virtuoso takes on rock icon Frank Zappa.
Neil Cowley adds new variations and directions without losing his trademark style.
The inside story on Zappa’s two independent labels, made without the cooperation of most of the performers or labels.
Prester John: Desire for a Straight Line – Shawn Persinger, acoustic guitar/ David Miller, mandolin – Innova
Boredom will not happen.
Science fiction themes and modern big band music? It can only be The Zubatto Syndicate!
If the notion of a doo wop album of Dylan songs seems weird, then you get the concept of the Persuasions.