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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Evil Genius: Experiments on Human Subjects

Read "Experiments on Human Subjects" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

It would be an uplifting experience to see this trio go at it in a live setting. For those who need comparisons, think of a cross-pollination between some of John Zorn-produced kinetic avant-garde jazz fusion, psych and rock ensembles along with Frank Zappa influences, and punk jazz groups.

Guitarist Max Kutner is the lead ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Don Preston / Jeff Boynton / Philip Mantione: TriAngular Bent

Read "TriAngular Bent" reviewed by Dave Wayne

A lot of artists Don Preston's age, with a similar musical pedigree, are revered as “national treasures." For whatever reason, this hasn't yet happened for the veteran sonic explorer, still going strong after 84 years on the planet. Perpetually a “Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition," he's most frequently remembered for his groundbreaking work with Frank Zappa. ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Freak Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers - Frank Zappa 1969-1973

Read "Freak Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers - Frank Zappa 1969-1973" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Frank Zappa
Freak Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers -Frank Zappa 1969-1973
Sexy Intellectual
2015

L'interessante catalogo di documentari sul rock targati Sexy Intellectual si arricchisce di un nuovo capitolo dedicato a Frank Zappa, già protagonista di due precedenti titoli che esaminavano i suoi anni con i Mothers of Inventions ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Andando el Tiempo

Read "Andando el Tiempo" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

There are few figures in modern music that are truly more iconic than Carla Bley. Her list of accomplishments are impossible to chronicle in this limited space, but suffice to say that her influence traverses genres, styles and generations, in a way that perhaps no other artist has approached. Her early crowning jewel--the jazz opera Escalator ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Don Preston: Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967-1982

Read "Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967-1982" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Molte figure di session men, specialmente nei decenni passati, possono vantare prestigiose collaborazioni, ma per alcuni musicisti l'essere stati in quel posto in quel determinato momento è assai più di una casualità professionale. È certamente il caso del tastierista Don Preston, principalmente associato alle Mothers of Invention di Frank Zappa, ma anche attivo in ambito jazz [con John ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bobby Bradford / John Carter Quintet: Comin' On

Read "Comin' On" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

In a music industry that is for-profit by definition, the relative ignorance of history and the importance of musicians who made it historic borders on the criminally insane. How else could the complete disregard for contributions of Herbie Nichols by the industry be explained? Add to that a slew of greats who continue to be ignored ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Legendary Mothers of Invention Members Don Preston and Bunk Gardner to Tour East Coast

Legendary Mothers of Invention Members Don Preston and Bunk Gardner to Tour East Coast

Los Angeles, CA—Don Preston and Bunk Gardner, both original members of the the legendary Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa, are gearing up to tour east coast once again with The Don & Bunk Show. The duo will be playing a full range of Zappa's music from Freak Out to Zoot Allures. The evening will be ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Keyboard Legend Don Preston Releases New Download Only Album On Norway's Zonic Entertainment

Keyboard Legend Don Preston Releases New Download Only Album On Norway's Zonic Entertainment

Norway—Considered the greatest synthesizer practitioner in the world by many, original Mothers of Invention and keyboard music legend Don Preston, has released a modern masterpiece in electronic music. Now available as a download-only album from Norway's Zonic Entertainment, Don Preston's 'Colliding Galaxys' is an epic electronic tone poem, for the most part, created on classic analogue ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Keyboardist Don Preston Interviewed About the Don and Bunk Show at AAJ

Keyboardist Don Preston Interviewed About the Don and Bunk Show at AAJ

Just a few miles east of the Whisky a Go Go, where they stunned the world over 40 years ago with the classic Mothers of Invention, keyboardist Don Preston and saxophonist Bunk Gardner returned to Sunset Blvd. as The Don and Bunk Show, reviving their duo homage to the early music of Frank Zappa. Dolores Peterson ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Don Preston: Just Another Duo From LA

Read "Don Preston: Just Another Duo From LA" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Just a few miles east of the Whisky a Go Go, where they stunned the world over 40 years ago with the classic Mothers of Invention, keyboardist Don Preston and saxophonist Bunk Gardner returned to Sunset Blvd. as The Don and Bunk Show, reviving their duo homage to the early music of Frank Zappa. Dolores Petersen ...