Monday, February 20, 2017

MUFFIN MEN APRIL FOOLZ TOUR 2017

Those nice lads from Liverpool that everyone know as The Muffin Men are going on tour again.
April Foolz.
Or not.

Performing the music of Frank Zappa, of Captain Beefheart, and more.
With special guest Denny Walley !!




Sunday, February 19, 2017

GENE PRITSKER / FRANK ZAPPA


Reconstructions' - Gene Pritsker / Frank Zappa
Based on themes from Frank Zappa's 'Joe's Garage' album
Performed by the Absolute Ensemble, Kristjan Jarvi - conductor
and The Executioners @ The Barbican London

https://soundcloud.com/genepritsker/reconstructions-pritskerzappa




ART ZOYD CD BOX


Cuneiform Records Announces Plans and Exclusive Pre-Sale for their First-Ever Box Set Release :

12 CD's and 2 DVD's of Art Zoyd :

Art Zoyd's 44 1/2: Live and Unreleased Works

http://cuneiformrecord.blogspot.be/2017/02/cuneiform-presents-art-zoyd-box-set.html



Saturday, February 18, 2017

PINK FLOYD WITH FRANK ZAPPA

As announced, the Pink Floyd "Early Years 1965-1972" box is being (re)issued in seperate packages.

The part containing the Zappa jam on Interstellar Overdrive can be found in the "Dramatis/ation" 2CD/DVD/Blu-Ray set.


DWEEZIL ZAPPA TO PERFORM WITH SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA


https://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/nl/agenda/detail/8042/Noord_Nederlands_Orkest_Dweezil_Zappa

Noord Nederlands Orkest & Dweezil Zappa

Noord Nederlands Orkest
Hans Leenders - conductor
Dweezil Zappa - guitar

program

Frank Zappa
Bob in Dacron; Sad Jane; Strictly Genteel; G-Spot Tornado; Put A Motor In Yourself; Watermelon In Easter Hay; Oh No

Dweezil Zappa
Marmux Buhdardux (wereldpremière); Truth Shampoo Horn

Nicolas Slonimsky
My Toy Balloon: Variations on a Brazilian Tune


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

NEW ALBUM BY JULIE SLICK

Echostest is Julie Slick and Marco Machera.
The duo has just released a new album: "From Two Balconies".

https://julieslick.bandcamp.com/album/from-two-balconies




VIBES AHEAD ALLIANCE - THE BONE

If you've been checking out this blog from time to time, you might have noticed that I'm rather enthousiastic about the upcoming re-release of the Wizards Of Ooze albums. Especially since there will be an extra albums with special mixes, outtakes and the lot.
A couple of these extra tracks might be from "The Bone", a CDEP that got released in 1992. At the time, the Wizards Of Ooze were still called Vibes Ahead Alliance. The band had to change their name due to copyright reasons.
The titletrack, 'The Bone' got re-released on the first Wizards Of Ooze album, but I don't think the other three tracks of this EP appeared on one of the later albums.

Funky acid jazz...
'Cheesy', you say? Well, yes. I wouldn't like it any other way.





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WINGFIELD, REUTER, STAVI, SIRKIS

Mark Wingfield
Markus Reuter
Yaron Stavi
Asaf Sirkis

album out on MoonJune.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

THE WRECKING CREW

Apparently, Frank Zappa makes a short appearance in the 2008 movie / documentary "The Wrecking Crew".

The Wrecking Crew is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Denny Tedesco. It covers the story of the Los Angeles-based group of session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew, famed for having played on numerous hit recordings throughout the 1960s. The film premiered at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrecking_Crew_(2008_film)

The movie got a screening on Belgian national tv a little while ago.

-- info: Jan van Kemenade

ZAPPING

In 2004, Furio Di Castri and Gianluco Petralla released "Under Construcion". The album included their version of Frank Zappa's 'Twenty Small Cigars'.

Also in 2004, Furio Di Castri presented a Zappa tribute called "Zapping". The Zappa tribute took place on 2004/05/10 at the 'Asioli di Correggio' in Parma, Italy. The event was called "Zapping - Jazz is not dead, It just smells funny". It featured Furio Di Castri, Stefano Bollani, Gianluca Petrella, Giorgio Canali, Gianni Maroccolo, Mauro Negri, Pierpaolo Ferroni, Cristiano Della Monica, Peppe Servillo, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti.

I recently received the setlist (thank you Renzo Notari) :

  • The Real FZ I
  • Peaches En Regalia
  • The Real FZ II
  • Little Umbrellas
  • King Kong
  • Figlio di Idiota Bastardo
  • The Real FZ III
  • Twenty Small Cigars
  • The Black Page
  • Let’s Move To Cleveland
  • Didja Get Any Onya p.1
  • The Real FZ IV
  • Didja Get Any Onya p. 2
  • Eat That Question
  • America Drinks and Goes Home
  • The Real FZ V
  • Didja Get Any Onya p.3 - America Drinks and Goes Home? Reprise
  • Willie the Pimp
  • Peaches En Regalia Reprise

    where "The Real FZ" shots were Lindo Ferretti reading selected passages from The Real Frank Zappa Book.


2008 saw the release of the "Zapping" album :