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Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2

Read "Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Don Preston Trio: Transformation

Read "Transformation" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Pianist Don Preston brings together an unusual combination of composure and freedom on his trio disc Transformation. While most of these pieces assume a reflective posture, the group also takes its liberties and spikes the mix with a good dose of healthy dissonance. That unassuming energy may reflect itself as melodic flights around the edges of ...