Oliver Nelson – Stolen Moments

Enregistré en février 1961, l’album The Blues and the Abstract Truth qui débute par Stolen Moments, morceau le plus connu, a donc fêté ses 60 ans il y a peu.

  • Oliver Nelson : Saxophone alto, saxophone tenor
  • Freddie Hubbard : trompette
  • Eric Dolphy : saxophone alto, flute
  • George Barrow : saxophone baryton
  • Bill Evans : piano
  • Paul Chambers : contrebasse
  • Roy Haynes : batterie

C’est un tel classique qu’il a été maintes fois repris, dont cette version par Franck Zappa et Sting (live).

Chicago: Auditorium Theatre, March 3, 1988. Frank Zappa runs into Sting before his concert. They meet, and Zappa asks if he’d like to do a song with the band. A couple hours later, this awesomeness happened. Zappa’s 12-piece pocket big band tears off a fat, brassy cover of Oliver Nelson’s classic minor blues « Stolen Moments, » and after a great trumpet solo by Walt Fowler, FZ introduces Sting […]

Ou encore, la cover Drum&Bass de United Future Organization


Music history in GIFs

Pink Floyd - Animals - Music History in Gifs
1977 – Pink Floyd releases Animals
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
1979 – Frank Zappa releases Sheik Yerbouti
PSY - Gangnam Style
2012 – PSY – Gangnam Style

See also: Michael Jackson & DEVO


Cats 4 Caturdays & more

Frank Zappa on Caturday? Done!

Frank Zappa was indeed a cat guy, photographed on many occasions with his or others’ felines… Some references in his music too…

Zappa & Beefheart – Alley Cat

… and Tex Avery…

Photo used for Zappa – London Symphony Orchestra, Vol II