Sunday, January 22, 2017

NEW AND REVISED EDITION OF THE COSMIK DEBRIS BOOK

  • cosmik debris (the return of the son of revised)by greg russo
(2017, book, usa, crossfire publications)
(2017, book, uk, gonzo multimedia)

The above picture is the book cover of Greg Russo's revised edition of "Cosmik Debris".
The book got originally published in 1998 and did already receive some updates, but this new edition has some major changes.

Greg adds :

Here are some of the many interesting items shown unedited for the first time in Cosmik Debris:

  • The Look Magazine article that interested Zappa in the music of Edgard Varèse
  • The Varèse and Stravinsky LPs that became Zappa's first album purchases
  • The complete rundown of the Pal/Studio Z era (1961-1965)
  • The Brian Lord and Junier Mintz singles that all other books claim weren't released!
  • The infamous 1965 'Studio Z raid' front page article in the Ontario Daily Report newspaper
  • A detailed analysis of the classical composers that influenced Frank Zappa
  • 'Conceptual Continuity Clues' for each album
  • The most complete gig list ever!
  • An absolutely amazing discography and session list going up to the end of 2016

Available as a book from Crossfire Publications (http://www.crossfirepublications.com/zappa.html) and from Gonzo Multimedia (later this month).
Also available in pdf format.


NAMM 2017 TRIBUTE TO TERRY BOZZIO AND FRANK ZAPPA

From Zappateers / Music Radar :

http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/namm-2017-drum-workshop-snare-pays-tribute-to-bozzio-and-zappa-646988


Each of the limited edition run of 250 will be hand-signed by Bozzio and arrive with a limited vinyl recording of "The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1". Hearteningly, a portion of proceeds from the sale of the snare will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

NEW ZAPPA BOX SET

From Adrian Belew's Facebook page :

and multi-tasking on the plane by writing liner notes for a new Zappa release. oh, I should have mentioned it a new box set all 6 shows from halloween at the palladium in new york, 1978. 18 hours worth! it's the shows the Baby Snakes movie was made from.


This is the big one !!
With L. Shankar !


Saturday, January 21, 2017

FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA IN CONCERT

January 22, 2017
at the 'Bar Du Nord'
in Basel, Switzerland

FIDO PLAYS ZAPPA





Thursday, January 19, 2017

DWEEZIL ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA - - - THE BLACK PAGE

Goosebumps.
Every time I  hear it...


WEIRD AL YANKOVIC


http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/weirdalyankovic

Legacy Recordings, home to definitive releases by the world’s foremost recording artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, proudly presents Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic, a career-spanning box set of all fourteen of Al’s studio albums, remastered for CD and 150-gram vinyl, and lavishly housed in an exact replica of the artist’s signature accordion.

In addition to his studio albums, Squeeze Box will also include a special 15th bonus album, Medium Rarities, featuring previously unreleased and non-album tracks selected by Weird Al, plus a 100-page book including a treasure trove of unseen photos and memorabilia.

The box will include "Poodle Hat", the 2003 album that included the Zappa tribute, "Genius In France", featuring Dweezil Zappa on the guitar.




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MIKE KENEALLY AND ANDY WEST ON MAKE WEIRD MUSIC

The interview
http://www.makeweirdmusic.com/interview/mike-keneally-andy-west

And a great video of Mike performing 'You Must Be This Tall'
http://www.makeweirdmusic.com/share/you-must-be-this-tall



DAINIUS PULAUSKAS GROUP

Until two days ago, I had never heard of  Dainius Pulauskas.
Shame on me.
Straight from Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dainius Pulauskas Group






JEAN-LUC PONTY 2017 TOUR DATES

Jean-Luc Ponty should need no introduction.

He recorded the superb violin line for Frank Zappa's 'It Must Be A Camel' for the "Hot Rats" album.
One year later, in 1970, Jean-Luc released "King Kong", an album on which he performed Frank Zappa's music.
A couple of years later, Jean-Luc even joined Zappa's band, next to one of his early musical buddies, George Duke. This resulted in a.o. "Over-Nite Sensation" and "Apostrophe (')".



Jean-Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their “Atlantic Years” tour to the US beginning late May 2017!
Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of the violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music.

Says Jean Luc, “We're calling it 'The Atlantic Years' tour since I am touring with my band from the late 70's - 80's with whom I recorded several albums for Atlantic Records.”

The Jean Luc Ponty Band features:

Jean Luc Ponty – violin
Wally Minko – keyboards
Jamie Glaser – guitars
Rayford Griffin – drums
Baron Browne – bass

Jean Luc Ponty Band 2017 US tour dates:

May 30 – Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
May 31 – Seattle, WA - The Neptune
June 01 – Eugene, OR - John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
June 03 – Los Angeles, CA - The Saban Theater Beverly Hills
June 04 – San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
June 05 – Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
June 07 – San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
June 08 – Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
June 09 – Scottsdale, AZ - Center For the Arts
June 10 – Las Vegas, NV - Allante Casino
June 14 – Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
June 16 – Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
June 17 – Austin, TX - One World Theatre
June 20 – Chicago, IL - City Winery
June 21 – Detroit, MI - Chene Park
June 23 – Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino
June 24 – Saratoga Springs, NY - Performing Arts Center
June 25 – NYC - B.B. King


Thursday, January 12, 2017

PETE LA ROCA

Did you know that Pete La Roca's 1967 "Turkish Women at the Bath" album not only features Chick Corea, but also Arkestra sax player John Gilmore !
Give it a try !!