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This week we continue the retrospective dedicated to Frank Zappa's complex relationship with jazz, through a mix of the jazzier compositions performed by Zappa himself and countless tributes to his music paid by jazz musicians.
As Frank Zappa loved to say, quoting Edgard Varèse, "the present day composer refuses to die" and the music featured in this show provides plenty of evidence that he was right.
Happy listening! [The first part of this Frank Zappa retrospective is avaialble here]
Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
Frank Zappa "Bacon Fat" from Broadway the Hard Way (Live) (Zappa) 0:17
Frank Zappa "Stolen Moments" from Broadway the Hard Way (Zappa) 1:46
Host talk 4:45
Bobby Sanabria "The Grand Wazoo" from Big Band Urban Folktales (Jazzheads) 7:36
Perico Sambeat "I Promise Not to Come in Your Mouth" from Plays Zappa (Nuba) 14:11
Colin Towns & NDR Bigband "Stevie's Spanking" from Frank Zappa's Hot Licks (And Funny Smells) (Provocateur) 19:06
Host talk 22:52
Bohuslän Big Band "Sinester Footwear" from Bohuslän Big Band plays Zappa (Imogena) 24:58
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