Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa

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) {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.
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.

George Kelly - Plays The Music Of Don Redman (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Oct. 25, 2016
George Kelly - Plays The Music Of Don Redman (2016)

George Kelly - Plays The Music Of Don Redman (2016)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 36:39 | ~103 Mb
Label: Squatty Roo Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

When people hear George Kelly play for the first time, the normal reaction is to wonder why they haven't heard of him before. There are many musicians around who, like George Kelly, are fine players but somehow never got the recognition due them. Born in Florida in 1915, George Kelly was one of the members of the original Savoy Sultans, led by Al Cooper, as well as having worked with Tiny Grimes, Jay McShann, and Panama Francis. He has been quoted as saying, 'I think like Lester Young and play like Coleman Hawkins'; his robust sound definitely evokes The Bean, but it is true that his meandering harmonic sense is more akin to players like Prez. This rare studio album features the compositions of a diminutive man, who was essentially the father of the modern Big Band, Don Redman.

Xiu Xiu - Plays the Music of Twin Peaks (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 19, 2016
Xiu Xiu - Plays the Music of Twin Peaks (2016)

Xiu Xiu - Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
Ambient, Experimental | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68:30 min | 165 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Bella Union | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Xiu Xiu's last two studio albums were released in the span of a few months in early 2014, Angel Guts: Red Classroom and Unclouded Sky. Now the band is prepping a new project, Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, spotlighting Angelo Badalamenti's compositions from David Lynch's show. It will be released exclusively on Record Store Day via Polyvinyl in America and Bella Union in Europe. The album was produced by former Xiu Xiu member Jherek Bischoff and mixed by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier. The first offering is "Falling," the band's interpretation of the show's theme. Listen to the song above and see the tracklisting and Xiu Xiu's upcoming tour dates below.

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

Otomo Yoshihide - Plays The Music of Takeo Yamashita (1999)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 17, 2016
Otomo Yoshihide - Plays The Music of Takeo Yamashita (1999)

Otomo Yoshihide - Plays The Music of Takeo Yamashita (1999)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 156 mb
Genre: experimental, avant-garde, noise rock, electronic

Otomo Yoshihide Plays The Music of Takeo Yamashita is the 1999 CD by Otomo Yoshihide. Released by P-Vine Records, Otomo plays the synthesizer, guitar, turntable, collage, ukulele, and DX-7 on this one and is joined by many people.