Announced: The Broadcast Collection

Vinyl - 200 gram, 3 LP Box Set, t.b.r.: 2018-10-19

Erscheint demnächst im Wehrhahn Verag:

Totengrundgespräch – Arno Schmidt trifft auf Frank Zappa

 

„Nu, der olle Schmidt hätte ja wahrscheinlich den minder ollen/dollen Zappa nicht leiden mögen, zumal der Musik machte, die Schmidt ja partout nicht den Transistor-Seelen entnehmen mochte. Aber meine Vermutung, dass man (ich) die zwei mal bildlich verkuppeln könnte, erhärtete sich seit meiner Bekanntschaft mit Bernd Rauschenbach, der eine schöne & große Zappa-Sammlung besitzt. Das erfuhr ich allerdings erst, nachdem ich den Totengrund schon im Kopf hatte.“

(RWLE Möller, Briefwechsel 1989)

 

Auf die Aufführung eines unterhaltsam-ironischen Dialogs zwischen den beiden Protagonisten des Ölgemäldes Totengrund (auf dem Cover des Buches) oder Ich bin ein Heidediener, Blattanbeter, Windverehrer, in dem

RWLE Möller Schmidt und Zappa 1985 tatsächlich verkuppelte, folgen anhand von ausgewählten Passagen aus dem Schriftwerk Arno Schmidts weitere literarische Annäherungen an die versierten Schmidt-Szenerien des Künstlers.

 

Szenische Lesung: Bernd Rauschenbach (Arno Schmidt Stiftung) und Thomas Wenzel (Bomann-Museum Celle, Schlosstheater am 4. Februar 2018)

 

52 Seiten, Format: 11 X 7 cm, Erscheinungstermin: 09/10 2018

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The Bitter End KM

Robby Krieger's Jam Kitchen

Krieger tells ABC Radio that his new record is done and will be called Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen. The title happens to be the same as the name of the veteran rocker’s jazz-influenced side band, whose members helped him record the album. They include former Frank Zappa band members Tommy Mars and Arthur Barrow. => read more @ classichitsandoldies.com

Project/Object on Tour

This tour reunites old bandmates Napoleon Murphy Brock & Denny Walley, with a setlist featuring material that they performed on tour together with Frank, as well as Zappa classics and faves from other albums they did with him. => Tourdates

"Frank Zappa envisioned holograph shows before his death"

Interview with Ahmet Zappa @ foxnews.com

Absolutely (Not) Free – An Evening of Zappa

A smorgasbord of Frank Zappa classics hand-delivered by those finest purveyors of conceptual continuity, Pygmy Twylyte! Expect pickles, poodles, dental floss, muffins, snowballs and stinky feet! Two nights only!

Pygmy Twylyte plays at Henry's Cellar Bar, 16A Morrison St., Edinburgh, EH3 8BJ, Aug 14

 

Special additional show featuring former Zappa Plays Zappa vocalist/instrumentalist Ben Thomas, who will be opening the show with his own material and then joining the band Pygmy Twylyte at Henry's Cellar Bar, 16A Morrison St., Edinburgh, EH3 8BJ, Aug 15

 

Babies are not allowed in the venues!

The Zappa Power Trio @ Zappanale #29

Neu: FiDO plays ZAPPA - Atlantis & Elsewhere (DoCD, 2LP, DL)

FiDO plays ZAPPA - Atlantis & Elsewhere wird diesen Oktober bei Sireena Records erscheinen und weltweit vertrieben. Erhältlich sind die Scheiben als Doppel-Vinyl, Doppel-CD oder Download. Darauf 94 pralle Minuten mit Live-Aufnahmen aus dem Basler Atlantis vom letzten Winter und der Dirty Fingers Tour 2017 durch Deutschland.

 

Pascal Grünenfelder: Bass / Voc – Dave Muscheidt: Lead Voc – Remy Sträuli: Drums / Voc – Stefan Strittmatter: Guitar / Voc – Oliver Friedli: Piano / Keys – Lukas Burri: Sax / Voc – Martin Medimorec: Percussion / Voc

CD 1
01 The Idiot Bastard Son (Intro) / 01.12. 2017 / Atlantis / Basel
02 Andy / 01.12. 2017 / Atlantis / Basel
03 Inca Roads /01.12. 2017 / Atlantis / Basel
04 Eat That Question/ 27.02. 2017 / Musik & Frieden / Berlin
05 San Ber`dino/ 01.03. 2017 / Meisenfrei / Bremen
06 Sinster Footwear II/ 25.02. 2017 / Route 66 / Hildburghausen
07 Montana/ 28.02. 2017 / MS Stubnitz / Hamburg
08 Jewish Princess /16.02..2017 / Feuerwache / Magdeburg
09 The Black Page #2/ 03.03.2017 / Yard Club / Köln
10 Dupree`s Paradise/ 03.03.2017 / Yard Club / Köln
11 Flakes/ 25.02. 2017 / Route 66 / Hildburghausen

 

CD 2
01 Evelyn, A Modified Dog / 28.02. 2017 / MS Stubnitz / Hamburg
02 Bobby Brown Goes Down / 25.02. 2017 / Route 66 / Hildburghausen
03 Uncle Remus / 11.11. 2017 / Immerhin / Würzburg
04 Echinda’s Arf/Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing / 27.02. 2017 / Musik & Frieden / Berlin
05 Cosmik Debris / 03.03.2017 / Yard Club / Köln
06 Sofa No.2 / 01.03. 2017 / Meisenfrei / Bremen
07 Dirty Love/Magic Fingers / 02.03. 2017 / De Pul / Uden NL
08 Brown Shoes Don’t Make It / 02.03. 2017 / Beavers / Miltenberg

FRANK ZAPPA - Ausgewählte Werke

SWR Symphonieorchester, Dirigent: Wayne Marshall

 

"Ein Komponist ist ein Typ, der arglosen Luftmolekülen seinen Willen aufzwingt, oft mit Hilfe argloser Musiker." Ob Frank Zappa sich selbst eher als Komponist verstand oder als Rockmusiker oder vielleicht als Satiriker des Musikbetriebs, hing von Phasen, Stimmungen, Kontexten und Gelegenheiten ab. Tatsächlich hat er zahlreiche Instrumentallwerke geschrieben, auch für größere Ensemble- oder Orchesterbesetzungen. Edgard Varese, Anton Webern, Maurice Ravel, Igor Strawinsky, Karlheinz Stockhausen und Charles Ives gehörten zu seinen Helden der so genannten E-Musik. "Linie Zwei" bringt Wayne Marshalls Auswahl aus Zappas Partituren, deren Aufführungen der Komponist nur teilweise, aber glücklich erst in der späten Zusammenarbeit mit dem Ensemble Modern erlebte.

 

07.12.2018, 01.02.2019, 06.04.2019, 07.04.2019, 29.05.2019

Veranstalter: SWR Media Services GmbH, SWR Service

Freiburg im Breisgau, E-Werk, Saal

New Limited-Edition Record Console

Book Diva for small gatherings and parties

Hand Made Beauty: Energy and Tarot

Podcast: Stud or Dud!

F!@#$%^ Frank Zappa - On this episode: An adjustable belt vs. ear phones for women / An Amelia Earhart documentary vs. a Frank Zappa documentary / A single serve coffee filter vs. a rugged cell phone.

Dweezil Zappa beim Stimmenfestival auf dem Lörracher Marktplatz

Fotos vom 28.07.2018 @ badische-zeitung.de

Best of the Muffin Man Goes to College (Vinyl LP)

Disk #1:

Montana

Improvisations (Incl. Chariot, Moontrek)

Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top

 

Disk #2:

Penguin In Bondage

Willie The Pimp

Poofter's Froth Wyomingplans Ahead

 

Label: Cult Legends

Interview mit Dweezil Zappa

Roccacella Jazz Festival vom 12. – 22. August 2018

Ich war zwar vor der Zappanale gut zwei Wochen in Italien, aber für ne Übersetzung reicht es noch nicht...

 

20.-22.08.2018: Lunedì 20 sarà invece il giorno tutto dedicato a Frank Zappa, a venticinque anni dalla sua scomparsa. Si parte nel pomeriggio con la conferenza Zappa 25—Parthenia a cura del critico Gianmichele Taormina, di Partinico proprio come la famiglia Zappa. Seguirà la proiezione del docufilm RAI 1982 – L’Estate di Frank di Salvo Cuccia, preceduta da un incontro con Eleonora Cordaro, produttrice del docufilm dedicato al concerto di Zappa sospeso a Palermo nell'82. Il primo concerto sarà Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band Plays Frank Zappa: un esemble rodato e di successo, quello del tastierista Riccardo Fassi, che presenterà nuovi arrangiamenti di inediti che abbracciano il periodo 70-90. Con Fassi ci saranno Manlio Maresca, Torquato Sdrucia, Pierpaolo Bisogno, Steve Cantarano, Pietro Iodice. A seguire un musicista iconoclasta come Zappa: Daniele Sepe con il progetto Direction Zappa. Il sassofonista napoletano, una delle figure più eclettiche e sorprendenti in circolazione, avrà accanto a sè due stelle come Dean Bowman e Hamid Drake insieme a Alessandro Morlando, Tommy De Paola e Davide Castigliola. Spettacolare la proposta di martedì 21, un quartetto all star americano, creatore di un suggestivo soul astrale: il William Parker New Organ Quartet in The Language Of Cosmic Truth. Il poderoso contrabbassista William Parker avrà al fianco Cooper Moore, Hamid Drake e James Brandon Lewis. E in un'edizione caratterizzata dall'italianità, non potrà mancare Ray Gelato con i suoi Giants: un'autentica icona swing, figura storica amante dell'Italia e della musica americana degli anni '50, popolarissimo entertainer adorato in tutto il mondo. Con lui Danny Marsden, Andy Rogers, Olly Wilby, Gunther Kurmayr, Manuel Alvarez, Ed Richardson.

  

20.08.2018 - ZAPPA’S DAY - A special tribute to Frank Zappa

Conferenza su Frank Zappa: “Zappa 25 – Parthenia ” di Gianmichele Taormina; incontro con Eleonora Cordaro e Massimo Bassoli; visione del docufilm “1982 – L’Estate di Frank” di Salvo Cuccia

RICCARDO FASSI TANKIO BAND SEXTET PLAYS FRANK ZAPPA

DIRECTION ZAPPA DANIELE SEPE SEXTET

 

21.08.2018 - RUMORI MEDITERRANEI GOING WEST – A OVEST DI ZAPPA

Presentazione del libro “Il pianista accompagnatore” di Virginio Aiello, a cura del Prof. Giuseppe Rossi; Conferenza “Sicilian Americans & jazz” di Gianmichele Taormina

THE LANGUAGE OF COSMIC TRUTH THE WILLIAM PARKER NEW ORGAN QUARTET

RAY GELATO & THE GIANTS

 

22.08.2018 - RUMORI MEDITERRANEI GOING WEST – A OVEST DI ZAPPA

Conferenza “Nick La Rocca 101”; incontro con Salvatore Mugno e presentazione del libro “Il Biografo di Nick La Rocca”; visione del film “Sicily Jazz” di Michele Cinque

“NIGHT&DAY” - NICKY NICOLAI, STEFANO DI BATTISTA & THE JAZZ QUARTET

Dedicado a Leonor Marzano y Paulo Dybala MININO GARAY TUNGA TUNGA’S BAND

New West Street Session Release

Hello eveeryone!!! I hope you enjoy this free, improv, warts and all...

Thank You for Your time and Patience 

Stephen Chillemi

 

West Street Five is the second West Street Session Release. Unlike the initial release, it is very much Electric. Over a one week period in May 2018, Steve Chillemi and I invited various musical friends over for series of live recording sessions. These have become the West Street Sessions. There were 5 sessions involving 8 musicians and about 15 hours of live recordings. Recordings were made on one or two Zoom H6 recorders depending on the number of tracks needed. Steve and I are common to all the recordings. Thanks to Chris Venter for technical assistance and the use of much-recording equipment. We are very grateful to all the musicians that took the time to participate.  

 

The West Street 5:

Ben Hecht, Bass

Jeff Cedrone, Guitar L

Steve Chillemi (Doot, Doctor Dark), Drums

Chris Venter, Guitar R

John Venter, TSax

R.I.P. Jon Hiseman

Der britische Jazz- und Rockschlagzeuger Jon Hiseman ist tot. Der 73-jährige Musiker ist an den Folgen einer Hirntumor-Operation gestorben.

Boulez besucht Frank Zappa-Konzert

Eine ungewöhnliche Freundschaft bei BR Klassik in der Reihe "Was heute geschah"

Various ‎– Mappa Zappa (CD)

01

Todd Grubbs Group

Transylvania Boogie

5:09

02

Gabba Zappa Hey!

Dead Girls Of London

2:29

03

Evil Dick

Wolf Harbor

4:28

04

Hans Annellsson

The Purple Lagoon

3:14

05

Tante Tofu

Tinsel Town Rebellion

2:30

06

Bogus Pomp

Let's Move To Cleveland

1:56

07

The Muffin Men,

Jimmy Carl Black

Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead

2:46

08

String Trash

Phyniox

3:54

09

Acton Zappa

Village Of The Sun

4:17

10

Spannertate

Cucamonga

2:37

11

Fuchsprellen

Outrage At Valdez

4:15

12

Fred Händl

Been To Kansas City In A Minor

7:01

13

Guranfoe

D.C. Boogie

5:45

14

Caballero Reynaldo

San Ber'dino

2:44

15

Zappa Early Renaissance

Orchestra, Ike Willis

What's New In Baltimore?

6:10

Label: Cordelia Records ‎– CD083, released: 06 Jun 2018, get it here

GrandMothers of Invention - Free Energy

 

01 Free Energy 08:12

02 The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue 10:11

03 The Eternal Question 05:19

04 King Kong 09:08

05 Flower Punk 04:28

06 Silicon Hump 01:22

07 Evelyn the Modified Dog 00:56

09 Lament 07:02

10 Dr Know 04:59

11 Talking Ruth 03:43

12 Dupree's Paradise 07:08

 

get it here

State Farm Theatre 1974 (2LP)

Recorded live at the State Farm Theatre, Harrisburg, PA, USA, October 29, 1974. Very Rare and Extremely Limited 2018 USA Multicoloured (Marble Red) 2LP Vinyl. Includes an Insert.

Complete concert. Soundboard recording. Limited and Numbered Edition of 400.

 

Label: Casino Records Entertainment

Side #1: Tush Tush Tush, Stinkfoot, Inka Roads, Penguin In Bondage
Side #2: T´Mershi Duween, Dog Breath Variations, Uncle Meat, Building A Girl, Florentine Pogen, Montana (q: Big Swifty)
Side #3: The Booger Man (incl. The Hook, q: Straight No Chaser), Dupree´s Paradise / Tush Tush Tush Outro
Side #4: Camarillo Brillo, More Trouble Every Day + Bonus Track: King Kong (1967-12-3, Ann Arbor)

Cold & Heat Part 1 & Part 2 (2 X 1LP)

Rehearsals, Culver City, 16/8/78
Limited to 100 copies / yellow and pink vinyl / TMOQ Issue

LP 1, side #1: Dancing Fool, Honey, Don´t You Want A Man Like Me?, Keep It Greasy, Village Of The Sun, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Tell Me You Love Me
LP 1, side #2: Tiny Lights City (!), Baby Snakes, Sofa, Packard Goose, A Pound For A Brown On The Bus
LP 2, side #3: Black Napkins, I´ve Been In You, Flakes, Magic Fingers, Little House I Used To Live In
LP 2, side #4: Don´t Eat The Yellow Snow, Bamboozled By Love, Sy Borg

Bob & Frank’s Not Your Mother’s Witbier

The new beer is a hazy, light coloured, fruity, spicy version of an American IPA. “Bob & Frank’s Not Your Mother’s Witbier” (5.5% abv) has this backstory.

The Grandmothers Of Invention: Live In Bremen 2014 (2CD)

Disk #1: Introduction, Pound For A Brown, Call Any Vegetable, Absolutely Free, Flower Punk (Bunk) (Hey Joe Excerpt), Who Needs The Peace Corps?, I'm The Slime

Disk #2: Uncle Meat (Main Theme) - Drum Solo - Let’s Make The Water Turn Black / Oh No, The Orange County Lumber Truck - Synthesizer (I-Phone) Solo, Trouble Every Day, Montana, 5 Stratus (Excerpt)

 

Don Preston (lead vocals, keyboards, electronics, I-phone)
Bunk Gardner (saxophone, flute)
Max Kuttner (guitar, vocals)
Eric Klerks (bass, vocals)
Christopher Garcia (drums, percussions, vocals)

 

Label: Sireena / tbr: 2018-04-13

Rare Vpro Broadcast Live At The Piknik Show In Uddel 1970 (LP)

Live at the "Piknik" show in the Netherlands, in 1970, this is the Zappa and the Mothers of Invention at their prime. Featuring a killer version of "King Kong", and "Call Any Vegetable". A classic live broadcast remastered in audiophile quality!

 

Wonderful Wino
Concentration Moon
Mom & Dad
The Air
Dog Breath
Mother People
You Didn'T Try To Call Me Agon
Call Any Vegetable
King Kong Part 1
Igor's Boogie > King Kong Part 2

 

Label: Lively Youth
 

Berlin 1978(2CD)

After falling out with his long-time manager Herb Cohen, Frank Zappa spent much of the late 1970s in a legal battle with Cohen and later with Warner Brothers too. With the majority of his own recorded material thus tied up, Zappa concentrated on touring with a small, rock-oriented band. March 1978 witnessed the release of Zappa In New York, recorded live with a 13-strong band at the Palladium in late December 1976. Demonstrating in equal measure Zappa s extraordinary ability as a composer and fearless approach to controversial topics, the record reached a respectable No. 57 on the Billboard chart. Two standout numbers from In New York, Titties & Beer and The Black Page , would be a fixture of Zappa sets by the time his 1978 European tour rolled around, as the concert featured on this two CD set can attest. Recorded at Berlin s Deutschlandhalle on 15th February that year, broadcast live across Germany and synced too in the US, Zappa performs a wide array of material spanning his entire career, including material that would appear on his upcoming 1979 releases , Sheik Yerbouti and Joe s Garage.

 

Label: Left Field Media (2CD), tbr 2018-05-14

Zappa, Anderson and Ives

19:30 Thu 25 Oct 2018 Glasgow City Halls

Season Ticket Booking Only until 30 April

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

 

Programme

Frank Zappa: The Perfect Stranger

Julian Anderson: The Imaginary Museum – concerto for piano and orchestra

Charles Ives: A Symphony: New England Holidays

 

Performers: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Steven Osborne, piano

Ilan Volkov, Conductor

Zappa Weekend

Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris

The weekend offers a portrait in two albums (The Perfect Stranger, The Yellow Shark) and an off-the-wall oratorio (200 Motels).

September 29 2018, 11:00

 

Le Grand Wazoo
Edgar Varèse / Frank Zappa

 

Ensemble intercontemporain
Matthias Pintscher
Clément Lebrun

Frank Zappa, «The Grand Wazoo», s’est amusé de tout. Musicien ouvert à une très grande variété de styles, il fut l’admirateur de nombreux compositeurs du XXe siècle. Ce concert est conçu comme une expédition dans sa tête kaléidoscopique, entre esprit de satire, doo-wop et musique contemporaine.

September 29 2018, 20:30

Yellow Shark

 

FZ - The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat (aka Dog/Meat)

Edgar Varèse - Intégrales

FZ - Naval Aviation in Art?

John Zorn - For Your Eyes Only

FZ - Dupree's Paradise, Get Whitey, G-Spot Tornado, The Perfect Stranger

Bernhard Gander - Take Death, pour ensemble et DJ, création française

 

Ensemble intercontemporain

Matthias Pintscher

Patrick Pulsinger

September 30 2018, 16:30

 

200 Motels - The Suites

 

Frank Zappa

Léo Warynski

Antoine Gindt

 

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Les Métaboles, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, The Headshakers, Léo Warynski, Lionel Peintre, Dominic Gould, Zachary Wilder, Nicholas Scott, Mélanie Boisvert, Nicholas Isherwood, Aliénor Feix, Marina Ruiz, Antoine Gindt, Philippe Béziat

The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa

 

THE BIG NOTE is the complete guide to the music of Frank Zappa—100 albums recorded over 35 years, the 80+ players on them, each one of 1,772 tracks described in detail, backed up by 1,424 citations.

 

Based on hundreds of interviews, letters, and e-mail correspondences with scores of musicians, singers, engineers, artists, copyists, and others who worked with Zappa, THE BIG NOTE provides the liner notes that every album in the protean and prolific composer's oeuvre cries out for.

 

It is the indispensible resource for any Zappa fan or scholar.

 

 

  • by Charles Ulrich
  • New Star Books
  • 736 pages
  • 2018-05-13

Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressings

Over-Nite Sensation

180 gram reissue mastered directly from the original 1973 analog stereo Master Tapes.

Apostrophe

Frank Zappa’s highest-charting album, Apostrophe (') includes Zappa classics such as “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow” (his first charted single) and “Cosmik Debris.”

Hot Rats

The album, recorded on a prototype 16-track recorder, sounds as fresh & sonically superior on this 180 gram audiophile edition as it did when first released in 1969.

Vinyl weight (grams): 180, Limited edition of: 750 (Hot Rats), 500 (Apostrophe (') and Over-Nite Sensation)

Release Date: 01/19/2018, more infos @ Newbury Comics

Compositions by Frank Zappa

Heikki Poroila: „You are reading an enhanced (corrected, enlarged and more detailed) PDF edition in English of my printed book Frank Zappan sävellykset (Suomen musiikkikirjastoyhdistys 2015, in Finnish).

 

I try to explain shortly the reasoning behind this yet-another-Frank-Zappa-monograph. The idea of listing all the compositions by Frank Zappa is an obsessive project typical for music librarians. It was matured during the years I was forced to tell many Finnish Zappa fans that the book Zappa äänitteillä [Recorded Zappa, 1995] by me and HEIKKI KARJALAINEN was out of print and in no circumstances was I willing to compile a new edition of its material.“

 

You can read and download it for free.

An analysis of the evolution of Frank Zappa’s BE-BOP TANGO