Zappa

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}
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© 2016 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 2016-1
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #103. Performed/Arranged/Conducted by Frank Zappa. Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. FZ's vast Vault does not contain many full shows from this time period, so that alone makes this release a special one. The tapes were recorded to stereo reel-to-reel, but not without problems. Due to their historical relevance, we felt it was worth it, warts 'n all! Venue #3 does not disappoint.
Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite - Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20023}

Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite - Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20023}
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© 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20023
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock

Official Release #106. In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. Coupled with more than 40 posthumous releases since his death in 1993 at 52, figuring out where to start in Zappa’s vast, genre-leaping catalog can be daunting. ZAPPAtite – Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks, out now on Zappa Records/UMe, collects some of Zappa’s best known and beloved compositions, from his early psychedelic rock beginnings to his avant-garde experimentation, jazz-rock explorations, symphonic suites and satirical send-ups, compiling them into one easily digestible collection and offering key entryways into the many musical worlds of the visionary musician.
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary (2016) {3CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20024}

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary (2016) {3CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20024}
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© 1968, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20024
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock

Official Release #107. Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object Audio Documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1969.

Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 9, 2017
Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}

Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}
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© 2016 Nuba Records / Karonte | KAR-7859
Jazz / Jazz Rock

Perico Sambeat to surprise with a proposal so irreverent as explosive. Valencian saxophonist has gathered an ensemble with milloret the Valencian scene to pay tribute to a musician so brutal and iconoclast Frank Zappa. The opportunity to hear the work of Zappa as jazz offers one of those memorable occasions that any fan of good music should not miss.
Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}

Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}
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© 1978, 2016 Zappa Records / Vaulternative Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20025
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #108. Original recordings produced by Frank Zappa. In September of 1978, Frank Zappa took the stage with his rockin' teenage combo (Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Arthur Barrow, Ed Mann, and the great Vinnie Colaiuta) at the Uptown Theater in Chicago. This album is the entire show and fans are going to love it. The leadoff track is a cool unheard guitar instrumental called "Twenty-One." Played in a 21-beat rhythm, it seems related to "Thirteen" from around the same time period (on YCDTOA, Vol. 6). "Easy Meat" features an earlier arrangement and a nasty guitar solo, while "Village of the Sun" adds a weird interlude with some additional lyrics that sets up the vamp for another fantastic guitar solo.

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 14, 2016
Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}
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© 1972, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20026
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #109. Original Recordings And Mixes Produced By Frank Zappa. Little Dots contains more recordings of the under-documented Petit Wazoo Ensemble, which toured at the end of 1972 (previously heard officially on Imaginary Diseases). Again, the sound isn't pristine here, but it's quite listenable. The show starts with a very early version of "Cosmik Debris," but other than that and "Rollo" the material is all new (mostly due to being largely improvised). "Little Dots, Pt. 1" is a previously unreleased piece that features bassist Dave Parlato and drummer Jim Gordon in dialogue, joined by FZ on guitar about halfway though. "Little Dots, Pt. 2" kicks off with a Tony Duran slide solo, and heads into a trombone solo followed by another FZ guitar solo.

Riccardo Zappa - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 1997]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 15, 2016
Riccardo Zappa - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 1997]

Riccardo Zappa - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 1997]
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Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mellow Records

Born in Forlì (Italy) in 1951, Riccardo Zappa is widely recognized as the greatest Italian acoustic guitarist. For five consecutive years he was voted the best in the poll promoted by the famous monthly magazine "Guitar Club". After that, he was declared to be no longer eligible for nomination. His music is in fact quite unique in the whole Italian prog scene; not can many other comparisons be found outside Italy, except perhaps Mike Oldfield, for his long, acoustic-based instrumental compositions…
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (2016)

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 206:56 min | 475 MB
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 79 | Rls.date: 2016

Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object Audio Documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1968.
Frank Zappa - Them Or Us (1984) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Them Or Us (1984) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10543
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock / Art Rock

Released in October 1984, Them or Us is Frank Zappa's last studio rock album (unless one counts Thing-Fish). It contains a little of everything for everyone, but most of all it has that cold and dry early-'80s feel that made this and other albums like The Man From Utopia and Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention sound dated pretty quickly. The record begins and ends with covers. "The Closer You Are" is one of those '50s R&B tunes the man loved so much.
The Harmonia Ensemble - Harmonia Meets Zappa (1994) {Materiali Sonori}

The Harmonia Ensemble - Harmonia Meets Zappa (1994) {Materiali Sonori}
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© 1994 Materiali Sonori / Warner | MASO CD 90067
Classical / Experimental Rock / Modern Creative

This record is dedicated to Frank Zappa, an artist whose genius and music devoid of intellectual barriers have deeply stimulated the trio's imagination. Relying on an instrumentation quite different from Zappa's and not falling into a simply commemorative approach, Harmonia revisits his scathing and often provocative music and shows how it is possible to overcome hindering models and boundaries. The CD Harmonia meets Zappa, conceived and produced by Giampiero Bigazzi, features arrangements of cuts drawn from Hot Rats, Waka/Jawaka, FZ Meets The Mothers of Prevention, Lumpy Gravy, Freak Out, and some compositions that Harmonia dedicates to the great guitarist from Baltimore.