jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

Una dedicación a Frank Zappa

September 19, 2010
Enoch Pratt Free Library
3601 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224

La escultura es un regalo para la ciudad de Baltimore orquestada por tres chicos de Lituania: Saulius Paukstys, Pilinkus Saulius y Baublys Arturas. Es una réplica del busto de Frank Zappa instalado en Vilnius (en la foto), creada por el artista Konstantinas Bogdanas. El regalo y el lugar fueron aprobadas por la ciudad de Baltimore de Arte Público de la Comisión y será sancionada por la familia.

El legendario músico y compositor Frank Zappa nació en Baltimore en 1940 y falleció en 1993, en su casa en Los Angeles. Es internacionalmente reconocido como uno de los compositores más innovadores y músicos del siglo 20 con una carrera de más de 30 años.

domingo, 25 de julio de 2010

Joe Travers Vaultmeister

Este video es una locura, Joe Travers tiene acceso a todos los tapes que Zappa fue grabando en su vida, desde Demos de jazz, los maters originales de Freak Out a la actualidad con las ediciones de Trance-Fusion. Un video para mirar una y otra vez. Gracias a la producción de Gail Zappa, hoy lo podemos degustar en el sitio Oficial Zappa.com.

sábado, 24 de julio de 2010

Zappa y el valle de las muñecas.

Una interesanto foto del genio Zappa. Chicos, ya voy a volver con recitales, y mas cosas de nuestro queridisimo Zappa. Ademas, quiero aprovechar para decirles que ya pueden conseguir el nuevo material "Return Of The Son Of..." en Amazon.com

domingo, 18 de julio de 2010

the LUMPY MONEY - project/object (2009)

The Lumpy Money Project/Object is a box set by Frank Zappa. The set commemorates the 40th anniversary of both Zappa's first solo album, Lumpy Gravy (originally planned to be released in late 1967, but not available until May 1968), and his 1968 record We're Only in It for the Money with The Mothers of Invention. It is a 3-CD set, and is official release #85 and second in the series of 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa Audio Documentaries (with The MOFO Project/Object released in December 2006 celebrating Freak Out! being the first).

Official Release #85
9 January, 2009
Label: Zappa Records
Catalog Number: ZR 20008
Produced by Frank Zappa
Compiled & Produced by Gail Zappa & Joe Travers

Lumpy Gravy (Primordial) © & (P) 2008 ZFT
FZ’s Original Orchestral Edit for Capitol Records.
Original tracking sessions at Capitol Studios, Produced by Nick Venet.
Mono Version, 4-Track Master Tape Sequence
Source: ¼” Analog – Master Tape T-2719 dated 19 May 1967.
01. I Sink Trap 2:45
02. II Gum Joy 3:44
03. III Up & Down 1:52
04. IV Local Butcher 2:36
05. V Gypsy Airs 1:41
06. VI Hunchy Punchy 2:06
07. VII Foamy Soaky 2:34
08. VIII Let’s Eat Out 1:49
09. IX Teen-Age Grand Finale 3:30
tt: 22:37

We’re Only In It For The Money © & (P) 1968 ZFT
1968 Original Mono Mix, Produced by Frank Zappa.
This is NOT a fold-down mix from stereo to Mono. This is a separate discreet mono mix created by FZ with Dick Kunc in 1968.
Source: ¼” Analog Master
10. Are You Hung Up? 1:26
11. Who Needs The Peace Corps? 2:32
12. Concentration Moon 2:22
13. Mom & Dad 2:16
14. Telephone Conversation :49
15. Bow Tie Daddy :33
16. Harry, You’re A Beast 1:21
17. What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? 1:02
18. Absolutely Free 3:26
19. Flower Punk 3:03
20. Hot Poop :26
21. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music 2:03
22. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black 1:58
23. The Idiot Bastard Son 3:22
24. Lonely Little Girl 1:10
25. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 1:34
26. What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise) :58
27. Mother People 2:31
28. The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny 6:23
tt: 39:15

This Disc: Mastering & Audio Restoration engineer - John Polito, 2008.
TT: 61:52

Lumpy Gravy © 1968 (P) 2008 ZFT
1984 UMRK Remix

Although this version was never released, FZ did include a track entitled Lumpy Gravy (Excerpt)
in a promotional disc for The Old Masters, Box One. All 3:01 of it is here. This promo disc
was serviced to radio station program directors. Lucky them.
Source: 1630 Digital Master
01. Lumpy Gravy - Part One 15:57
02. Lumpy Gravy - Part Two 17:15
tt: 34:12

We’re Only In It For The Money © 1968 (P) 1986 ZFT
1984 UMRK Remix, originally released on CD, 1986
Source: 3324 Digital Master

03. Are You Hung Up? 1:30
04. Who Needs The Peace Corps? 2:35
05. Concentration Moon 2:17
06. Mom & Dad 2:16
07. Telephone Conversation :49
08. Bow Tie Daddy :33
09. Harry, You’re A Beast 1:22
10. What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? 1:03
11. Absolutely Free 3:28
12. Flower Punk 3:04
13. Hot Poop :29
14. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music 2:03
15. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black 1:45
16. The Idiot Bastard Son 3:17
17. Lonely Little Girl 1:12
18. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 1:35
19. What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise) :57
20. Mother People 2:31
21. The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny 6:26
tt 40:12
Produced by Frank Zappa
This Disc: Mastered by Bernie Grundman, 2008.
TT: 74:24

LUMPY MONEY - Disc Three

All FZ recordings were transferred from original 2-Track analog tapes except tracks 4 through 6 & 13. All titles C & P 2008 except as noted.
01. How Did That Get In Here? 25:01
Recorded on Sunday, 13 February 1967 at Capitol (Original multi-track masters are currently not in evidence.) This is an FZ construction. Small excerpts from this material appear in FZ’s Masterwork, Lumpy Gravy. Source: ¼” stereo mixdown.
02. Lumpy Gravy “Shuffle” :30
Recorded 21 February 1969 at The New School, NYC, during FZ Lecture/Q&A.
03. Dense Slight 1:42
Lumpy Gravy Building Block by FZ.
04. Unit 3A, Take 3 2:24
05. Unit 2, Take 9 1:10
06. Section 8, Take 22 2:39
Tracks 4-6 recorded for Lumpy Gravy 14 March 1967 at Capitol. Mixed from the original 4-Tracks by Joe Travers, UMRK, 2008.
07. “My Favorite Album” :59
Interview excerpt, 22 October 1971, KBEY- FM, Kansas City.
08. Unit 9 :41
In Lumpy Gravy, this piece is VSO-controlled by FZ. Recorded at Capitol Records.
09. N. Double A, AA :55
Lumpy Gravy Building Block by FZ.
10. Theme From Lumpy Gravy [© 1991] 1:56
Note: In Lumpy Gravy this piece is VSO-controlled by FZ. Recorded & mixed by FZ at Studio Z, Cucamonga.
11. “What The Fuck’s Wrong With Her?” 1:07
West Village Apt. NYC, working on Lumpy Gravy, late 1967.
12. Intelligent Design 1:11
Alternate FZ building block of the Gary-Kellgren-whispering/JCB-dialog. Note: Includes the famously censored line infamously deleted by MGM from the Masterwork. Recorded at Mayfair.
13. Lonely Little Girl (Original Composition - Take 24) 3:35
From the original 8-Track Masters recorded at Mayfair. Mixed by Joe Travers at UMRK 2008.
14. “That Problem With Absolutely Free” :30
Interview, Mixed Media, Detroit, 13 November 1967.
15. Absolutely Free (Instrumental) 3:59
16. Harry, You’re A Beast (Instrumental) 1:16
17. What’s The Ugliest Part of Your Body? (Reprise/Instrumental) 2:01
18. Creationism 1:11
Recorded during the “Money” sessions, Mayfair, 6 September 1967.
19. Idiot Bastard Snoop :47
Mayfair Studios 1967, Vocal Overdub session snippet as-is.
20. The Idiot Bastard Son (Instrumental) 2:48
21. “What’s Happening Of The Universe” 1:37
Interview with David Silver, Boston, 1969.
22. “The World Will Be A Far Happier Place” :21
Recorded at Mayfair.
23. Lonely Little Girl (Instrumental) 1:26
24. Mom & Dad (Instrumental) 2:16
25. Who Needs The Peace Corps? (Instrumental) 2:51
26. “Really Little Voice” 2:28
Recorded during the Money sessions, Mayfair Studios 1967.
27. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (Instrumental) 1:24
28. Lonely Little Girl - The Single [C P 1967] 2:45
Released prior to the album in November, 1967. Curiously, FZ considered this thoroughly discrete construct (yes, that’s right, this is a collage) potentially commercial.
29. “In Conclusion” :25
Recorded at Mayfair.
TT: 71:54
All Music produced/composed & performed/conducted by Frank Zappa.
This Disc: Mastering & audio restoration engineer - John Polito, 2008.

The Final Word
Track Name: Lonely Little Girl [© 1967 zft]
From the Album: LUMPY MONEY copyright 2008 Zappa Records
This is the original SINGLE that preceded the release of We're Only In It For The Money in 1967. It is unique in concept and construct and certainly bears no resemblance or assemblance (and why should it) to anything that was current then, on or off the charts. LUMPY MONEY is it's debut on a CD.


sábado, 10 de julio de 2010

Joe’s Menage (2008)

Joe's Menage is a live album by Frank Zappa, posthumously released on October 1, 2008. It contains previously unreleased material from 1975. It is the fourth album in the "Joe's Corsaga" series, which is devoted to various rarities compiled by Joe Travers for the Zappa Family Trust. This album contains material from a concert in Williamsburg on November 1, 1975 (the middle part). It presents for the first time extensive recordings featuring vocalist and alto saxophonist Norma Jean Bell, who was only in Zappa's touring band for a brief period in late 1975.

The album first germinated in 1978 when Zappa gave fan Ole Lysgaard several cassette tapes, including one of this 1975 concert. In 2004, Lysgaard sent the tapes to Gail Zappa, and she decided to release this particular dub made by Zappa. It was not possible to retrieve Zappa's original tapes, but the tape reel from which Zappa had produced the cassette dub was located in the Vault. It was restored by Joe Travers and mastered by John Polito.

Official Release #84
26 September, 2008
Label: Vaulternative Records
Catalog Number: VR 20081
Original Recording & Cassette Produced by Frank Zappa
CD Compilation Reconstruction & Vaultmeisterment by Joe Travers for UMRK & the Vault.

01. Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? 3:57
02. The Illinois Enema Bandit 8:42
03. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy 6:02
04. Lonely Little Girl 2:46
05. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 2:10
06. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? 1:16
07. Chunga's Revenge 14:18
08. Zoot Allures 6:41

College Of William And Mary, Williamsburg, VA
November, 1975

Frank Zappa (guitar and vocals)
Norma Jean Bell (alto saxophone and vocals)
Napoleon Murphy Brock (tenor saxophone and vocals)
Andre Lewis (keyboards and vocals)
Roy Estrada (bass and vocals)
Terry Bozzio (drums and vocals)

Descargar 1.
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Pass. ruskaval

Festival en Rosario el 18 de Julio.

Les dejo este afiche del Festival en Rosario para los niños. En el flyer está todo detallado. Las bandas son de Rock, recomendables por si estan en Santa Fe. Gracias por compartir este momento conmigo. Abrazos !

miércoles, 7 de julio de 2010

One Shot Deal (2008)

Las grabaciones abarcan diversos temas musicales en vivo entre 1972 y 1981.

La pista "Occam's Razor" es un extracto de un solo de guitarra de la canción "Inca Roads". El solo se utilizó en el tema instrumental "On The Bus" del álbum Joe's Garage. Esto es un ejemplo de la técnica de xenochrony de Zappa. Las pistas 3 y 9 cuentan con la colaboración de la orquesta Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra.

Official Release #83
Friday the 13th of June, 2008
Label: Zappa Records
Catalog Number: ZR 20007
All Tracks Produced by Frank Zappa
OSD Produced by Gail Zappa & Joe Travers

01. Bathtub Man 5:43
02. Space Boogers 1:24
03. Hermitage 2:00
04. Trudgin’ Across The Tundra 4:01
05. Occam’s Razor 9:11
06. Heidelberg (*1987) 4:46
07. The Illinois Enema Bandit 9:27
08. Australian Yellow Snow 12:26
09. Rollo 2:57

Pass: tds

martes, 6 de julio de 2010


WAZOO (2007).

Wazoo is a live album by Frank Zappa, posthumously released on October 30, 2007.

It is a 2-CD set consisting of the complete concert given by "The Mothers of Invention/Hot Rats/Grand Wazoo" 20-piece big band on September 24, 1972 at the Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

It is the last concert of a brief series of shows that marked Zappa's return to the stage after his forced temporary retirement from the touring scene due to the injuries he suffered from an assault during a concert at the Rainbow Theater in London on December 10, 1971.

The material showcases Zappa's endeavors into jazz-based music, and many of the compositions were featured on the 1972 studio albums The Grand Wazoo and Waka/Jawaka and on the 1978 studio album Studio Tan. Rehearsals leading to these albums and concerts are documented on Joe's Domage (2004), while Imaginary Diseases (2006) presents live recordings with a stripped-down version of the big band named "Petite Wazoo."

Official Release #82
Released: Halloween 2007
Label: Vaulternative Records
Catalog Number: VR 2007-2
Produced by Frank Zappa

01. Intro Intros 3:19
02. The Grand Wazoo (Think It Over) 17:21
03. Approximate 13:35
04. Big Swifty 11:49

01. “Ulterior Motive” 3:19
02. The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary:
Movement I 4:50
03. Movement II 9:07
04. Movement III 12:33
05. Movement IV - The New Brown Clouds 6:07
06. Penis Dimension 3:35
07. Variant I Processional March 3:28

FZ: guitar and white stick with cork handle
Tony Duran: slide guitar
Ian Underwood: piano and synthesizer
Dave Parlato: bass
Jerry Kessler: electric cello
Jim Gordon: electric drums
Mike Altschul: piccolo, bass clarinet and other winds
Jay Migliori: flute, tenor sax and other winds
Earle Dumler: oboe, contrabass sarrusophone and other winds
Ray Reed: clarinet, tenor sax and other winds
Charles Owens: soprano sax, alto sax and other winds
Joann McNab: bassoon
Malcolm McNab: trumpet in D
Sal Marquez: trumpet in Bb
Tom Malone: trumpet in Bb, also tuba
Glenn Ferris: trombone and euphonium
Kenny Shroyer: trombone and baritone horn
Bruce Fowler: trombone of the upper atmosphere
Tom Raney: vibes and electric percussion
Ruth Underwood: marimba and electric percussion

cd1: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?1meky2friyd
cd2: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?nlnjzn3ztnn