Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa. A Memorial Tribute (1996) {ZFT} [re-up]

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa. A Memorial Tribute (1996) {ZFT}
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© 1996 Zappa Family Trust | UMRK 02
Rock / Experimental Rock

This 1996 CD compilation was the first one put out privately by the Zappa family following Frank Zappa's death in 1993 from prostate cancer. The music includes three new versions of familiar Zappa works, followed bytheir better-known counterparts that have previously appeared on both LPs and CDs. As Dweezil Zappa explains in his liner notes, this previously unreleased excerpt from "Black Napkins" is not yet fully formed; oddly enough, like the version that follows from Zoot Allures, the Napoleon Murphy Brock sax solo has been edited out. The new version of the next instrumental, "Zoot Allures," fares better in comparison to the well-known take from the Zoot Allures CD, in spite of some distortion inadvertently added by the Tokyo PA system during its recording.
Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong. Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1970) {Blue Note} [re-up]

Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong. Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1970) {Blue Note}
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© 1993 Capitol / Blue Note | CDP 0777 7 89539 2 0
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Violin

Not just an album of interpretations, King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa was an active collaboration; Frank Zappa arranged all of the selections, played guitar on one, and contributed a new, nearly 20-minute orchestral composition for the occasion. Made in the wake of Ponty's appearance on Zappa's jazz-rock masterpiece Hot Rats, these 1969 recordings were significant developments in both musicians' careers. In terms of jazz-rock fusion, Zappa was one of the few musicians from the rock side of the equation who captured the complexity – not just the feel – of jazz, and this project was an indicator of his growing credibility as a composer. For Ponty's part, King Kong marked the first time he had recorded as a leader in a fusion-oriented milieu (though Zappa's brand of experimentalism didn't really foreshadow Ponty's own subsequent work).
Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa. A Memorial Tribute (1996)

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa. A Memorial Tribute (1996)
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© 1996 Zappa Records / Barking Pumpkin | CD UMRK 02
Rock / Experimental Rock

This 1996 CD compilation was the first one put out privately by the Zappa family following Frank Zappa's death in 1993 from prostate cancer. The music includes three new versions of familiar Zappa works, followed bytheir better-known counterparts that have previously appeared on both LPs and CDs. As Dweezil Zappa explains in his liner notes, this previously unreleased excerpt from "Black Napkins" is not yet fully formed; oddly enough, like the version that follows from Zoot Allures, the Napoleon Murphy Brock sax solo has been edited out. The new version of the next instrumental, "Zoot Allures," fares better in comparison to the well-known take from the Zoot Allures CD, in spite of some distortion inadvertently added by the Tokyo PA system during its recording.
Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1969) {Blue Note}

Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1969) {Blue Note}
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© 1993 Capitol / Blue Note | CDP 0777 7 89539 2 0
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion


Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1969) {Blue Note}

Not just an album of interpretations, King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa was an active collaboration; Frank Zappa arranged all of the selections, played guitar on one, and contributed a new, nearly 20-minute orchestral composition for the occasion. Made in the wake of Ponty's appearance on Zappa's jazz-rock masterpiece Hot Rats, these 1969 recordings were significant developments in both musicians' careers. In terms of jazz-rock fusion, Zappa was one of the few musicians from the rock side of the equation who captured the complexity – not just the feel – of jazz, and this project was an indicator of his growing credibility as a composer. For Ponty's part, King Kong marked the first time he had recorded as a leader in a fusion-oriented milieu (though Zappa's brand of experimentalism didn't really foreshadow Ponty's own subsequent work).
Alexei Aigui and Dietmar Bonnen - Black Water. Alexei Aigui and Dietmar Bonnen play the music of Frank Zappa (2003) {SoLyd}

Alexei Aigui and Dietmar Bonnen - Black Water. Alexei Aigui and Dietmar Bonnen play the music of Frank Zappa (2003) {SoLyd}
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© 2003 SoLyd Records | SLR 0355
Jazz / Minimal Jazz / Violin

DIETMAR BONNEN: It starts in a time when I stopped my classical education and said: "Now I want to play in bands and improvise and play rock music". And then I've heard, for me, the first Zappa CD, "Apostrophe", and I was very impressed about the percussion parts and the parts that sounded like academic contemporary music, but played by rock musicians. And I said: "If they can do that I want to do that too". You can combine different styles.
The Band from Utopia - A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa (2002)

The Band from Utopia - A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa (2002)
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Genre: Rock, Jazz | Label: TDK | Copy: Untouched | Runtime: 60 min. | 3,85 Gb (DVD-5)

Recorded live at the Jazz Open in Stuttgart in 1994, The Band from Utopia benefits from musicians fleet-fingered enough to replicate the late Frank Zappa’s intricate amalgams of jazz, rock, classical and r&b. Zappa, who died in 1992, was a prodigious musical talent and one of the few people to build musical bridges between rock and the more "serious" works of Stravinsky and Varese. If there’s a weakness in his music, however, it’s that instead of soul it has only a pervasively sarcastic quality.

Kelly Fisher Lowe - The Words and Music of Frank Zappa [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at March 16, 2016
Kelly Fisher Lowe - The Words and Music of Frank Zappa [Repost]

Kelly Fisher Lowe - The Words and Music of Frank Zappa
2006 | ISBN: 0275987795 | English | 280 pages | PDF | 1.1 MB
Omnibus Wind Ensemble - Music By Frank Zappa (2001) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Omnibus Wind Ensemble - Music By Frank Zappa
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,93 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,06 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: OPUS 3 # CD 19423 | Country/Year: Sweden 2001 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Rock, Jazz, Classical | Style: Crossover

"For a long time now, this excellent chamber orchestra from Uppsala has been presenting its own arrangements of Zappa's music. On this CD they are better than ever. Zappa's boundary-breaking music combines elements of jazz, Latin, rock & western art music with humor, irony & a wealth of imagination. And sometimes with total beauty of harmony & melody. Omnibus, combining complicated arrangements with virtuoso elegance, is able to put all the pieces together in a very attractive manner. This recording, with its perfect sound picture, should create opportunities for a wider international launch than any of the group's earlier records have had. Zappa himself would probably have been very impressed with these interpretations." (Hifi & Musik)

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bookwyrm at March 19, 2013
The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa By Kelly Fisher Lowe
2006 | 280 Pages | ISBN: 0275987795 | PDF | 1 MB
John Scofield - That's What I Say (John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles) (2004)

John Scofield - That's What I Say (John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles) (2004)
Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65 min | 162 MB
Label: Verve | Rel:2004

With John Scofield, a big part of the fun is never knowing what the guitarist will do from one album to the next. He might provide an album that is abstract and cerebral, or he might come up with something funky and groove-oriented; That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles is a perfect example of the latter…