Ahmet Zappa Debunks Skeptics ...

... and Introduces “The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa”

„…it’s all about the music. It always was, and always will be...“ read more @ relix.com

Interviews with Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers @ recordcollectornews.com

UCSB Percussion Ensemble: "The Genius of Frank Zappa"

Directed by Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present a concert showcasing the works of American musician and composer Frank Zappa on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Santa Barbara, CA. Zappa’s groundbreaking works were characterized by musical virtuosity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, and satire of American culture.

Ebneter Kultursommer 2019 - Teresa Grebtschenko und Francesca Santangelo

Wenn zwei Schlagzeugerinnen vielfältige Facetten des Schlagzeugrepertoires auf eine Bühne bringen, dann lässt das niemanden kalt – schon gar nicht in einer Autowerkstatt. Die international renommierten Künstlerinnen präsentieren ihr Programm "mal1mal2≠1". Mal spielt die EINE Globokar, dann die ANDERE - und das ist ganz bestimmt nicht EINS. Lassen Sie sich überraschen und verzaubern von einer Schlagwerkperformance, die sie auf eine Reise mitnimmt – angefüllt mit Klängen und Eindrücken zwar von den „gleichen Komponisten“, aber in „unterschiedlichsten Interpretationen“. Erleben Sie Werke von Iannis Xenakis, Vinko Globokar, Teresa Grebtschenko, Francesca Santangelo, Joseph Schwantner und Frank Zappa an einem der ungewöhnlichsten Konzertorte in ganz Freiburg.

 

  • Samstag, den 29. Juni 2019 / Beginn: 15:00 Uhr
  • Schwarzwaldstrasse 330, 79117 Freiburg im Breisgau

“ZappaFest” to Feature Frank Zappa’s Music Performed by UVM Jazz Ensemble

ZappaFest is coming to the University of Vermont on April 19 and 20. Highlighting the event, the UVM Jazz Ensemble will perform a program of music by Frank Zappa. Read more @ uvm.edu

Fall 2019 Musicology course: The Worlds of Frank Zappa

Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX: An intensive, topics-oriented survey of the music of the bandleader, songwriter, film composer, and political activist Frank Vincent Zappa (1940-93).

Frank Zappa Guitar Solos In New York (40th Anniversary)

The Bizarre World of Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers

Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers are steering the legacy of Frank Zappa’s music, producing several releases for Record Store Day, the upcoming live hologram tour and heaps more projects and vinyl records in the hopper. This week they give us a peek at the work involved, the projects underway, the challenges they have and the hurdles they overcome to bring us what the world needs; MORE ZAPPA!

 

Read more and listen @ vinylguide.libsyn.com

Le Grand Oiseau by UZB - Unmatched Zappa Bands

Le Grand Oiseau is the third volume of the Unmatched Zappa Bands series, celebrating the XX anniversary of the Unmatched series. It follows the tracklist of The Grand Wazoo album (1972) and includes two never-before-released versions of For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) and Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus, exclusively performed for this release by Spanner Jazz Punks and The Muffin Men.

Vaideology: Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players

Experience must-know music knowledge and wisdom through the highly focused lens of legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai.

 

This full-color instructional book written by Vai himself features in-depth discussions of the music theory fundamentals that every aspiring (and veteran) guitar player should know, packed with practical exercises, diagrams, tips, inspiring ideas and concepts, practice methods, and ways of looking at music that you may have never considered.

 

Topics covered include: academic vs. experiential learning * reading and writing music * key signatures * chord scales * rhythm basics * guitar harmonics * modes * and much more. This beautiful book is full-color throughout and features artwork on every page by Vai!

ZappaCast Episode 40

Howdy once again, folks! This time around, the ZappaCast is serving up another SPECIAL TREAT -- Vaultmeister Joe Travers joins us to talk about the Hologram Tour (coming soon to a city near you!), the Deluxe reissue of Zappa In New York (SUDDENLY AVAILABLE!) and much, much more! Whatcha waitin' for? Dive in to the ZappaCast, kids!

Songwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Through his archive of interviews with songwriting legends, renowned music journalist Bruce Pollock tells their stories in their own words. This is taken from his 1974 interview with Zappa. => songfacts.com

Unboxing Box Sets: "Zappa in New York" 40th Anniversary Reissue

Frank Zappa 1966 to 1979: Every Album, Every Song (On Track)

 

The book will begin with Zappa's 60s albums with The Mothers of Invention, before delving into his prolific 70s solo career, typified by Hot Rats, Apostrophe and Sheik Yerbouti. Throughout this period, his albums remained complex musically while the subject matter was often satirical and controversial.

 

Fans of Zappa's 60s and 70s work will appreciate the level of detail, research, and depth provided in each review, making this the most comprehensive guide to this enigmatic musician's music yet written.

 

  • Author: Eric Benac
  • SONICBOND PUB
  • Release date: 2019-06-27

Rockstar, Rebell, Komponist, Genie

 

Analytische Betrachtungen zu Frank Zappas Werk: Endlich Frank Zappas Musiktheorie verstehen. Mit Abbildungen und Notenbeispielen

 

Frank Zappa war neben Bürgerschreck, Gitarrenheld und politischer Aktivist vor allem Eines: Genialer Komponist.


Mit diesem Buch, dass auf einer Bachelorarbeit von 2017 (Benotung: sehr gut) basiert, erhält man tiefe Einblicke in das musikalische Gehirn von Frank Zappa, den selbst Koryphäen der klassischen Orchestermusik wie Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta und Kent Nagano bewunderten.

 

  • Taschenbuch: 36 Seiten
  • Verlag: Independently published (24. Februar 2019)
  • Sprache: Deutsch

Puttin' on the Ritz 1981 Live (LP)

Live Radio Broadcast - Best of Frank Zappa - Puttin' On The Ritz 1981

Side A

  1. Strictly Genteel
  2. Jumbo Go Away
  3. Cocaine Decisions
  4. Ride Like The wind
  5. Envelopes

 

Side B

  1. Suicide Chump
  2. You Are What You Is
  3. Nig Biz
  4. Heavenly Bank Account
  5. Clowns On Velvet

 

Cult Legends - CL78519 (2019)

Zappanale #30 - Neuigkeiten aus der "Kreativ Zentrale"

Liebe Zappa Fans,

die nächsten Auftritte für die #Z 30 sind klar:

  • Napoleon wird mit der Ed Palermo Big Band auftreten.
  • Wie einige von unserer Facebook oder Instagram Seite (zappanale_festival) vielleicht schon wissen, wird Patrice „Candy“ Zappa mit Ed Palermo spielen. Das kann nur genial werden!
  • Im Kamptheater wird „Candy“ am Donnerstag ihr neues Buch „My brother was a mother Take 3“ vorstellen. Ich glaube sie hat viel Neues zu berichten aus dem Leben ihres Bruders.
  • Eine weitere Neuigkeit ist die Zusage von Long Distance Calling, ein Wunsch vieler Zappa Fans insbesondere der Wismaraner.
  • Die Grand Mothers of Invention werden in diesem Jahr durch Musiker von Ed Palermo begleitet. Auch Percussion Under Construction werden mit 4 Percussionisten zeitweilig mit den GMOI performen.
  • Wer ist ein immer gern gesehener Gast und überrascht uns alle immer wieder? Fried Dähn wird mit ”30 for 30” den Samstagnachmittag einleiten. Fried Dähn wird voraussichtlich ebenfalls zeitweilig mit den GMOI spielen.
  • Zappanale Orchestra feat. Ali N. Askin, Blasorchester Bad Doberan, Fried Dähn, Chris Garcia, Ed Palermo & Musicians performing Terry Riley ‘In C’
    Terry Riley’s (*1935) wohl berühmteste Komposition „In C“ (1964) steht für den Anfang der Minimal Music.  In einer spektakulären Inszenierung, die das gesamte Zappanale Gelände mit einbezieht, wird das eigens dafür zusammengestellte Zappanale Orchestra dieses Stück aufführen. „In C“ besteht aus 53 kurzen Sequenzen (Patterns), die von jedem Spieler beliebig oft wiederholt werden, um dann individuell zum nächsten Pattern zu wechseln. Zentraler Bestandteil ist „The Pulse“, ein hoher, auf „C“ gestimmter Klang, der den Rhythmus vorgibt und an dem sich alle Spieler orientieren. 
  • Bis Mitte April werden die noch verbleibenden 4 Slots mit Bands geklärt. 
  • Wir haben immer noch die Hoffnung, einen Vertrag mit L. Shankar zu bekommen, war und ist es doch sein eigener Wunsch, bei der 30. Zappanale dabei zu sein. Geplant ist er von unserer Seite mit eigener Band für "Touch me there" und als Part of GMOI.

 

Es bleibt spannend.

 

Viele Grüße aus der „Kreativ Zentrale“.

 

Music ist the best!

Wolfhard

Zappa on the Hill - Faber trifft Frank Zappa auf dem Sonnenberg

Die Sopranistin Marina Viotti wird zum Teil der Schweizer Band Faber. Gemeinsam mit den Schauspielern Aaron Hitz und Ingo Ospelt beschwören sie den unsterblichen Geist des Hofnarren der Rock- und Pop-Geschichte, Frank Zappa. Hier werden die Grenzen der Genres nach allen Regeln der Kunst gedehnt und die Vielfalt der Musik gefeiert: Von der klassischen Moderne über psychedelic Jazz bis zu ehrlichem Rock'n'Roll – gerne auch auf Schweizerdeutsch vorgetragen: Zappa on the Hill und der Sonnenberg klingt!

 

Sonnenberg 619, 6010 Kriens, Mi 29.05. / Do 30.05. / Fr 31.05. / Sa 01.06. / So 02.06.

April-Veranstaltungen im "Horns Erben" in Leipzig

Zum Record Store Day, am Samstag 13.4. um 20h startet die Leipzig-Premiere dieses außergewöhnlichen Films: "Kosmische Brocken - Frank Zappa und die Deutschen", ein Film über die Zappanale, welche dieses Jahr bereits 30 wird!

Regisseur Jörg Wulf ist höchstselbst anwesend und wird eine Einführung zu dem 95 minütigen Film geben. Der Film läuft nur einmal pro Stadt und die Zahl der Plätze ist begrenzt.

Am Mittwoch, den 24.4. wird eine verdiente "Zappanale-Band" im Horns spielen: "Octafish" geben sich die Ehre. Industrial Fake Jazz nennen sie selber dieses krasse bitches brew... Dreimal spielten sie bereits auf der Zappanale, gekrönt durch Mike Keneally´s Mitwirken beim Gig 2003. Nun spielen sie zum ersten Mal überhaupt in Leipzig Titel ihrer bisherigen 3 CDs und haben auch ihre neue Live-Scheibe mit im Gepäck. Beginn wie immer pünktlich um 20h.

Bei beiden Veranstaltungen wird es auch Tickets für die diesjährige Zappanale zum ermäßigten Vorverkaufspreis geben (Barzahlung).

Weitere Infos und Reservierungen unter 0172 4703974 oder www.horns-erben.de
04275 Leipzig, Arndtstr. 33

Zappa's Gear by Mick Ekers

The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards and Studio Equipment

 

Lavishly illustrated including over 180 unique photographs of Frank Zappa's guitars and equipment taken by the author at his UMRK studio in LA and featuring a foreword by Dweezil Zappa Zappa's Gear offers an unprecedented inside look at the machinery behind the legendary music.

 

In addition to a detailed presentation of the equipment, Zappa's Gear also introduces some of the pioneering inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs without whom the instruments would not exist. Zappa's Gear is an official Frank Zappa book produced and written with the full cooperation and endorsement of Gail Zappa and the Zappa Family Trust.

 

256 Seiten, 25,4 x 33 cm, ISBN-10: 1540012026

Erscheinungstermin: 15.07.2019

Interview mit Jerry Schatzberg

Der Fotograf des Albumcovers von „We’re Only In It For The Money“ erzählt. => spiegel.de

Pamela Des Barres: Searching for tomorrow

„I sure miss my long-lost Girls Together Outrageously“ => pleasekillme.com

Adrian Belew talks about his bold and unusual career

It's been more than four decades since Adrian Belew surged onto the rock scene => styleweekly.com

Frank Zappa Tribute Show with Zappatika feat. Ike Willis

4. Mai 2019, Freak Show Rock'n'Roll Bar, Grendplatz 2a, 45276 Essen - Steele

UCSB Percussion Ensemble: "The Genius of Frank Zappa"

Directed by Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present a concert showcasing the works of American musician and composer Frank Zappa

 

Friday, May 17, 2019, UC Santa Barbara, ​1315 Music Building, Santa Barbara, CA

Zappanale #30

Die ersten Acts sind nun offiziell angekündigt und die klingen schon mal sehr vielversprechend:

  • Percussion Under Construction (DE)
  • Ali N. Askin (DE)
  • Zement (DE)
  • Det Skandaløse Orkester (NO)
  • AMM All-Stars (UK)
  • Ed Palermo Big Band (US)
  • The Grandmothers of Invention (US)
  • Ensemble Musikfabrik (DE)

Munich 1980 (2-LP)

Side #1: Chunga's Revenge, Mudd Club, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Joe's Garage, A Pound For A Brown On The Bus, Cosmik Debris, Keep It Greasey

 

Side #2: Pick Me I'm Clean, The Illinois Enema Bandit, You Didn't Try To Call Me, Ain't Got No Heart, Love Of My Life

 

Side #3: City Of Tiny Lights, Late Show Interview, August 1982 (with Moon Zappa)

 

Side #4: Late Show Interview (July 1983), Late Show Interview (October 1983)

 

Format: gatefold red vinyl 2xLP / Cat: PARA 196LP

Released: 05 March 19

The Rehearsal Broadcast (CD)

Frank Zappa’s final tour featuring his own band took place in 1988 to rapturous plaudits from fans and critics alike.

 

Taking in US and European dates, during the first US leg of the tour a rather joyful Frank Zappa had this to say about his new band: 'You know, it's the best band in the world'. And: 'Yeah, well, you know, we have fun with that band. Travelling around with, uh, eleven guys, you know, like we leave right after the show tonight and take an eight-hour bus ride to Cleveland, so it's a little bit like going to camp. Yeah, it's a blast'.

 

One of the tour s finest shows was played at The Tower Theatre, Upper Darby in Philadelphia, a concert broadcast locally on FM Radio, and for which not just the full performance was included, but the rehearsals and sound check were likewise transmitted across the airwaves.

 

This CD features this fascinating rehearsal broadcast along with another unique feature of this particular date; the audience request section, during which the band play numbers chosen by audience members during the second half of the gig. Beginning with Frank conducting the fans, it concludes sometime later with a somewhat astonishing version of Led Zeppelin s Stairway to Heaven.

 

Label: Unicorn / Release date: 5 April 2019

Four days full of music in the Pyrenees

 

The Catalan festival that will be held in Escalarre (Vall d'Aneu, Lleida) on 11, 12, 13 and 14 July 2014 will pay tribute to Frank Zappa thanks to technology. Through holograms will take on stage the show 'The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa' to delirium of the fans.

 

Throughout this Wednesday, around 30 artists will be released to put music in the Doctor Festival Music 2019. The list at the moment is made up of: Albert Pla and Los Sujetadores, Âme, Carl Craig, Els Catarres, Charlotte De Witte, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Damian Lazarus, Doctor Prats, The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa (Live Hologram), The Good, The Bad And The Queen, Greta Van Fleet, James Bay, Jaime Jones, Jimmy Cliff, Joan Dausà, King Crimson, Mando Diao, Opeth and Parov Stelar.

RECORD STORE DAY 2019

 

THE GUITAR WORLD ACCORDING TO FRANK ZAPPA

 

 

  • Release Date: 4/13/2019
     
  • Format: LP / clear vinyl
     
  • Label: Ume
     
  • Quantity: 4000
     
  • Release type: 'RSD First' Release

A Life In Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute (CD / LP)

Disk: 1

Jon Davison & Patrick Moraz - On The Silent Wings Of Freedom

Steve Hogarth & Larry Fast - Hold Out Your Hand

Annie Haslam - Onward

David Sancious & Steve Stevens - South Side Of The Sky

Sonja Kristina - The Fish

Steve Porcaro & Steve Hackett - The More We Live - Let Go

 

Disk: 2

Jon Davison & Tony Kaye - Parallels

Nikki Squire & Dweezil Zappa - Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Todd Rundgren, John Wesley & Tony Kaye - Roundabout

Candice Night & Brian Auger - Don't Kill The Whale

The Prog Collective - The Technical Divide

Chris Squire - Comfortably Numb

Tom McCaslin - Inside Out (CD)

  • Track 10: Zappa, Outside Now Again, mvt 1, Original
  • Track 11: Zappa, Outside Now Again, mvt 2, With Effects

   

"The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa" UK dates:

Hours of Zappa performance footage from the early seventies will form the basis of the show, which is produced in close cooperation with the Zappa Family Trust.

 

"In 1974, Frank Zappa transformed his Los Angeles rehearsal space into a sound stage and cranked out a passionate, trademark performance seen only by the camera operators in the room who captured every last bizarrely beautiful moment. This footage, locked away in the Zappa vaults for 44 years, will serve as the basis for what will be the world’s most ambitious hologram tour to date, blending live footage of Frank with outrageous visuals that offer a striking view into his complex musical works," the announcement states.

 

May 9 Edinburgh Playhouse, Scotland,

May 11 Sage Gateshead, England

May 12 Bridgewater Hall Manchester, England

May 13 Symphony Hall Birmingham, England

May 14 The Palladium London, England

 

July 19 – 21 ??? WHAT A SHAME!!!

Zu tode diskutiert von Leuten, die sich für besonders wichtig halten. Von Leuten, die der Arf Society und dem Veranstalter der Zappanale Vorschriften machen wollen, alles besser wissen, weil nur sie selbst ja die echten Fans sind. Schade um die verpasste Chance!

Schon im nächsten Jahr (sofern es denn klappt), wird es nur noch ein "Oldie" und gewiss kein Highlight mehr sein. Zwar keine abgenudelte Show, aber halt nix Besonderes mehr.

Tja, Frank Zappa hologram set to make festival debut in Spain in 2019 (11.-14. July 2019). Noch Fragen?

Live Montreal 1971 (LP)

1971 was a year of big change for Frank Zappa and his Mothers Of Invention. He shook up the group's membership significantly and was making big changes in his sound and vision, and really creating some of the greatest music of his career. The group had played a gig earlier in the evening and then recorded this mostly acoustic set for broadcast on CKGM-FM radio. The set finds Zappa backed by the former members of the Turtles, Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (aka The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie), as well as Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar, and more. A killer set of truly original music from one of the USA's greatest ever musical exports.

 

  • LABEL: WAX RADIO
  • CATALOG #: WLVR 018LP
  • RELEASE DATE: 2/15/2019

FZShows: 1971 - CKGM-FM / CHOM-FM Montreal, 40 min, B+, FM (correct date should be 1971 07 05)

The Mothers live in the studio: Daddy's Home, Clarinet Polka, drum solo, Mudshark, Magdalena , jam, Pirate Jenny, Niki Hoi, Daddy Daddy Daddy, She Painted Up Her Face, What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning?, Oh Baby Don't Drop It, Happy Together / Penis Dimension, Clarinet Polka, Road Ladies (album version)

Absolutely Freaked

Open Stage of Harrisburg and Joseph Osborne Productions invites audiences to join them for the world premiere of “Absolutely Freaked”; an experiential rock concert featuring the early works of Frank Zappa.

Authorized by the Zappa estate and with arrangements and music direction by Joseph Osborne and direction by Chris Gibson, this world premiere showcases Frank Zappa’s early works from 1966 to 1972, including the classic Zappa and the Mother of Invention songs “Plastic People,” “Dirty Love,” “Who Are The Brain Police,” “Going To Montana,” “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It,” and more.

“Absolutely Freaked” was conceived and developed to provide audience members with an intimate and fierce experience filled music, graphic art, visual art and lighting. The concert was also designed and arranged to showcase various performers rather than being a tribute band.

Zappa’s early works were groundbreaking and integrated various genres into his music from doo-wop to rock to jazz while creating songs that featured lyrics that ranged from humorous to eccentric and from provocative to shocking. “Absolutely Freaked” provides the experimental and experiential vibe of Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, and is a tribute to Zappa’s transformative performances without being a tribute band.

Performance dates are Jan. 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. All performances are at Open Stage of Harrisburg, 25 N. Court St., Harrisburg.

Zappa In New York 5CD

The 5CD set is available in limited quantity’s and will come packaged in an embossed tin box (18cm x 2.5cm) that resembles a New York City manhole cover and contains a 60 page book.

Recorded live in New York City at the end of 1976. Heavy on, well, “freewheeling” lyrical content, with “Titties & Beer” and “The Illinois Enema Bandit” (the latter featuring “sophisticated narration” by Don Pardo) being special favorites with young males of a certain age.

 

Also here is the song that gets most peoples’ vote for the best title ever to grace a Zappa instrumental, “I Promise Not to Come In Your Mouth.”

 

When Zappa first released this album in ’78, Warner Brothers was especially nervous about a little tune called “Punky’s Whips.” The tune concerned drummer Terry Bozzio’s lurid sexual fantasies about one Punky Meadows, guitarist for the band Angel. Since Angel was then regarded as an important player in the music industry (yeah, right), Warners sat on the album for a long while and then deleted the track altogether. With this CD reissue “Punky’s Whips” is back in all its glory, along with four other songs not on the original vinyl.

Disc #1: Titties & Beer, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Big Leg Emma; Sofa, Manx Needs Women, The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1, Black Page #2, Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?, The Illinois Enema Bandit, The Purple Lagoon

 

Disc #2: Bonus Concert Performances - Part One: “The Most Important Musical Event Of 1976”, Peaches En Regalia, The Torture Never Stops, Black Page #2, Punky’s Whips intro, Punky’s Whips, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?, The Illinois Enema Bandit, “Two For The Price Of One”, Penis Dimension, Montana

 

Disc #3: Bonus Concert Performances - Part Two: America Drinks, “Irate Phone Calls”, Sofa #2, “The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For”, I’m The Slime, Pound For A Brown, Terry’s Solo, The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1, Big Leg Emma, “Jazz Buffs and Buff-etts”, The Purple Lagoon, Find Her Finer, The Origin Of Manx, Manx Needs Women, Chrissy Puked Twice, Cruisin’ For Burgers 

 

Disc #4: Bonus Concert Performances - Part Three: The Purple Lagoon/Any Kind Of Pain, “The Greatest New Undiscovered Group In America”, Black Napkins, Dinah-Moe Humm, Finale 

 

Disc #5: Bonus Vault Content: The Black Page #2 (Piano Version), I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth (Alternate Version), Chrissy Puked Twice, Cruisin’ For Burgers (1977 Mix), Black Napkins (c)1976, Punky’s Whips (Unused Version), The Black Page #1 (Piano Version)

 

Release Date 29 March 2019

Zappa In New York – 40th Anniversary - Triple Vinyl

“In celebration of it’s eventual release in 1978, this 40th Anniversary Edition features all-analog mastering of the original album mix, unavailable since first issued. Plus, an additional LP of select bonus content from The Vault, and new liner notes from Ruth Underwood and Ray White. The 3LP is pressed at Pallas, Germany on 180 gram audiophile grade vinyl.

Recorded live in New York City at the end of 1976. Heavy on, well, “freewheeling” lyrical content, with “Titties & Beer” and “The Illinois Enema Bandit” (the latter featuring “sophisticated narration” by Don Pardo) being special favorites with young males of a certain age. Also here is the song that gets most peoples’ vote for the best title ever to grace a Zappa instrumental, “I Promise Not to Come In Your Mouth.”

Side #1: Titties ’N’ Beer, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth, Big Leg Emma

Side #2: Sofa, Manx Needs Women, The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1, Black Page #2

Side #3: Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?, The Illinois Enema Bandit

Side #4: The Purple Lagoon

Bonus Disc- Side #5: Black Napkins, Cruisin’ For Burgers 1977 Mix

Bonus Disc- Side #6: The Black Page #2 Piano Version, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth Alt. Version, Punky’s Whips Unused Version, The Black Page #1 Piano Version

 

Release Date 29 March 2019

new: The Broadcast Collection (3-LP)

Coming with remastered sound, this TRIPLE-LP offers radio broadcast recordings from two legendary performances that took place in NYC (1977) and Munich (1980), plus interviews from 1982 and 1983. The records are pressed on 140-gram vinyl.

Side 1: Intro (Flakes) / San Ber'dino / Tryin' To Grow A Chin / City Of Tiny Lites / The Squirm / Big Leg Emma (live FM Broadcast From The Palladium NYC 31st October 1977) (23:34)

 

Side 2: Audience Participation / The Black Page #2 / Jones Crusher / Camarillo Brillo / Black Napkins (24:21)

 

Side 3: Chunga's Revenge / Mudd Club / The Meek Shall Inhrit Nothing / Joe's Garage / A Pound For A Brown On The Bus / Cosmik Debris / Keep It Greasey (live FM Broadcast From The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany 3rd July 1980) (19:26)

 

Side 4: Pick Me I'm Clean / The Illinois Enema Bandit / You Didn't Try To Call Me / Ain't Got No Heart / Love Of My Life (20:52)

 

Side 5: City Of Tiny Lines / Late Show Interview, August 1982 (with Moon Zappa) (9:03)

 

Side 6: Late Show Interview, July 1983 / Late Show Interview, October 1983 (14:42)

 

limited 3xLP box set in slipcase / Label: Parachute / Cat: PARA 221BX / Released: 17 Dec 18

Rare Childhood Photos of Frank Zappa From the 1940s

Frank Zappa with his family from between the 1940s and early 1950s @ vintag.es

Hommage an Jimmy Carl Black − 10 years gone

Eine Sondersendung auf RockRadio.de vom Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2018

Live via Skype - Moni Black / Musikzusammenstellung: Burkhard Schempp

 

Playlist:

Geronimo Black: Low Ridin' Man (Geronimo Black, 1972)

Zappa/Mothers/Beefheart: You're So Fine (1975 05 23 - El Paso TX, 1975)

Big Sonny And The Lo Boys: I'm A King Bee (In Heat, 1979)

Geronimo Black: Lovesick Blues (Welcome Back, 1980)

JCB: Ain't Got No Home (Clearly Classic, 1981)

JCB & The Mannish Boys: Big Leg Emma (A Lil' Dab'l Do Ya, 1987)

Arthur Brown & JCB: Fever (Brown Black & Blue, 1988)

Holzhaus, Black & Teresas: The T-Bone Shuffle (I Just Got In From Texas, 1988)

Ant Bee: JCB Speakin' At Ya (With My Favorite Vegetable And Other Bizarre Muzik, 1994)

Sandro Oliva: Junk Food / Mr. Green Genes (Who The Fuck Is Sandro Oliva? 1994)

The Jack And Jim Show: Big Boss Man (Locked In A Dutch Coffeshop, 1995)

The Jack And Jim Show: Sure 'Nuff And Yes I Do (Pachuco Cadaver, 1995)

JCB and Behind The Mirror: Jazz Is Not Dead (Cockroach Albert, 1998)

Farrell and Black: Stick Man (Black Limousine, 1999)

JCB and Behind The Mirror: Harder Than Your Husband (An Evening with... 2000)

Black-Estrada-Pini: 44 Blues / How Many More Years? (Hamburger Midnight, 2002)

Blind Riders On Mad Horses feat. JCB: Volunteered Slavery (Roland Kirk Memorial Barbecue, 2002)

JCB: Mercedes Benz (Singin' The Blues, 2003)

The Jack And Jim Show: Willie The Pimp (Live at Zappanale #14, 2003)

JCB & Cosmic Debris: Directly From My Heart To You (2004)

JCB: Like A Rolling Stone (How Blue Can You Get, 2007)

FZ88 - A Visual Documentary of Zappa's Last Tour

Limited Edition - Only 500 available worldwide. 

 

Publication date: 1st March 2019. 

 

FZ88 follows in the wake of our hugely successful Zappa The Hard Way, written by Zappa aficionado Andrew Greenaway. That title published in 2010 documented Zappa's last tour in great detail. 

The only thing it really lacked was a swathe of great photos to accompany the insightful and in depth story. This new title now completes the picture in more ways than one, built around the photos of Sergio Albonico. 

The name will be familiar to Zappa buffs as Albonico’s photos were used on the tour programme as well as the album release Guitar. 

Now for the first time ever an extensive selection of Albonico’s photos are published in this limited edition hardback book. 

Produced in a custom-made presentation box it includes a set of prints alongside the many photos that adorn the pages of the book. 

With additional text from Greenaway that puts the photos in context, along with words from Albonico, this publication is further enhanced by other previously unpublished photos as well as memorabilia from the time. 

Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide this collection is a visual documentary of Zappa’s last tour and a perfect companion to Zappa The Hard Way. But it also stands alone as a great collection of never before seen photos of Zappa from the rehearsals and concerts of his last tour. 

 

FZ88 comes in its own block foiled presentation box with a set of prints, perfect for framing. 

 

Order your copy and get your name on a dedicated fan page within the book! 

new: The Wrong Object / Zappa Jawaka (CD)

Marti MELIA: tenor sax, clarinet, backing vocals

François LOURTIE: tenor & soprano saxes, vocals

Michel DELVILLE: guitar, Roland GR09, vocals

Antoine GUENET: keyboards, vocals

Pierre MOTTET: bass

Laurent DELCHAMBRE: drums, percussions, objects, samples
 

1. Wonderful Wino 4:16

2. Mr Green Genes/King Kong 7:57

3. Big Swifty 4:38

4. This Town is a Sealed Tuna Sandwich/The Sealed Tuna Bolero 5:11

5. Apostrophe/Chunga’s Revenge 6:24

6. Sleep Dirt 4:29

7. Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy 5:49

8. I’m the Slime 4:47

 

Physical and digital release on the 23rd of November 2018.

Ensemble Modern spielt Frank Zappa

Vorverkauf gestartet: Im Rahmen der KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen 2019 gibt das Ensemble Modern am 18. Mai in der Eilenriedehalle des HCC ein Frank-Zappa-Konzert. => Tickets

 

Bereits vor rund 40 Jahren, im März 1979, begeisterte der legendäre amerikanische Musiker und Multimediakünstler Frank Zappa rund 4.000 Besucher in der Eilenriedehalle, der damals wichtigsten Konzerthalle Hannovers. Unter der Leitung des Dirigenten und Intendanten der Kunstfestspiele Ingo Metzmacher spielt am Samstag, 18. Mai 2019 das Frankfurter Ensemble Modern an gleicher Stelle Musik aus den Alben "The Yellow Shark" und "Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions".

 

  • Dog / Meat - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  • Outrage at Valdez - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
  • The Girl in the Magnesium Dress - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  • Ruth is Sleeping - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  • Get Whitey - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
  • G-Spot-Tornado - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  • What will Rumi Do? - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
  • Night School - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript / Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  • Revised Music for Low Budget Orchestra - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
  • The Beltway Bandits - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript/ Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  • A Pig With Wings - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Synclavier Transcription by Todd Yvega / Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  • Put a Motor in Yourself - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript / Orch Ali N. Askin)
  • Moggio - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Orch. Ali N. Askin)

rockradio.de - on concert replay

  • 12.04.2019, 20.00 - 21.05 Uhr: Zappanale #29: Bonnen, Aigui & Burghaus
  • 26.04.2019, 20.00 - 21.50 Uhr: Zappanale #29: The Grandmothers of Invention
  • 10.05.2019, 20.00 - 20.45 Uhr: Zappanale #29: Goodbye Session
  • 24.05.2019, 20.00 - 21.10 Uhr: Zappanale #29: Gabba Zappa Hey!

Erschienen 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

Per Mail an den Verlag kann man schon jetzt formlos vorbestellen.

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