This episode features the debut album from Italian Violinist Anais Drago who interprets and builds on the music of Frank Zappa. In addition there is music from Frank himself and also jazz and other interpretations of his music from a variety of different ensembles.
Anais Drago "Phialella Zappa 1" from Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music) 00:00
LeBocal "Oh No!" from Oh No!...Just Another Frank Zappa Memorial Barbecue! (Le Chant Du Monde) 08:20
Frank Zappa "The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat" from A Token of His Extreme (Zappa Records) 16:36
The Ed Palermo Big Band "The Uncle Meat Variations" from Oh No! Not Jazz!! (Cuneiform Jazz) 21:10
Ensemble Moderne "Peaches en Regalia" from Greggery Peccary and Other Persuasions: The Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa (RCA) 27:17
Harmonia Ensemble "Son of Mister Green Genes" from Harmonia Meets Zappa (Materiali Sonori) 30:46
Anais Drago "Provence's Bar" from Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music) 39:39
Frank Zappa "The Subcutaneous Peril" from Finer Moments (Zappa) 45:03
The Ed Palermo Big Band "What's New in Baltimore" from Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Jazz) 1:04:13
Ensemble Ambrosius "Zoot Allures" from Ambrosius: The Zappa Album (Musical Heritage (Society) 1:10:36
The Ed Palermo Big Band "Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula" from Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (Cuneiform Jazz) 1:14:48
Zappatistas "The Grand Wazoo" from The Music of Frank Zappa: Absolutely Live (Jazzprint) 1:21:10
Anais Drago "Zappa Changes" from Anais Drago & The Jellyfish (Another Music) 1:44:41
Frank Zappa "Black Napkins" from Joe's Camouflage (Zappa) 1:51:24
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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