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All you need is Music by Frank Zappa…

Without DEVIATION from the NORM,
PROGRESS is not POSSIBLE

Frank Zappa live in Paris – 1980

If you have 2 free hours (or good headphones/speakers while you do something else), here’s Frank Zappa live in Paris…

Zappa was known to record most of his live shows on video (and yes, there are many bootlegs too…). Ahead of his time…

Music is the Best

Zappa - Music is the best

Information is not Knowledge.
Knowledge is not Wisdom.
Wisdom is not Truth.
Truth is not Beauty.
Beauty is not Love.
Love is not Music.
Music is the Best.

Orchestral « Peaches en Regalia »

Inca Roads

Inca Roads (A Token Of His Extreme)

Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood, A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME features Frank Zappa with five incredibly talented band members for this extravaganza of live music.

The line-up consists of Frank Zappa—guitar, percussion, vocals; George Duke—keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock—sax, vocals; Ruth Underwood—percussion; Tom Fowler—bass; Chester Thompson—drums.

« This was put together with my own money and my own time and it’s been offered to television networks and to syndication and it has been steadfastly rejected by the American television industry. It has been shown in primetime in France and Switzerland, with marvelous results. It’s probably one of the finest pieces of video work that any human being has ever done. I did it myself. And the animation that you’re gonna see in this was done by a guy named Bruce Bickford, and I hope he is watching the show, because it’s probably the first time that a lot of people in America got a chance to see it. »


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In a Jazz mood…

I’m in a Jazz mood today… Could have been more festive music, African rhythms or 80s Pop… But Jazz is also a big part of what I listen too… Here are a few samples…

Energizing!

Fast & furious version of « Compared To What » by Anita Moore and the Tsu Jazz Ensemble.

Great Sax!

Mandrake Som – Soul Samba (Sombossa 1975)

My Fav…

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – Moanin’

A classic…

Duke Ellington – Take the A Train

More trains in Jazz?

Glenn Miller – Chattanooga Choo Choo

After topping the charts for more than two months, « Chattanooga Choo Choo » by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra became the first recording to be certified as a million-seller and was honored with a gold record, a master copy of the disc sprayed with gold lacquer by RCA as a publicity stunt.

What is recognized today as a Gold Record was not initiated for another 16 years when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) adopted the idea and trademarked the Gold Record.

Monk live in Scandinavia – 1966

More Thelonious Monk

A night with Blue Note

Herbie Hancock – Empyrean Isles (Full Album)

Are you in a Jazz mood too, sometimes? Tell me more in the comments below…