Make a Jazz Noise Here

Make a Jazz Noise Here

by Frank Zappa
     
 

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The third and final live album put together from recordings of Frank Zappa's 1988 concerts, the two-CD set Make a Jazz Noise Here focuses on the composer's instrumental pieces -- which are not necessarily jazzy, by the way. As for the three vocal tracks included ("Stinkfoot," "Stevie's Spanking," and "Advance Romance"), they all feature interesting solos. TheSee more details below

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The third and final live album put together from recordings of Frank Zappa's 1988 concerts, the two-CD set Make a Jazz Noise Here focuses on the composer's instrumental pieces -- which are not necessarily jazzy, by the way. As for the three vocal tracks included ("Stinkfoot," "Stevie's Spanking," and "Advance Romance"), they all feature interesting solos. The set presents old favorites, like the medley "Let's Make the Water Turn Black"/"Harry, You're a Beast," "King Kong," and "The Black Page." They are well-performed, but considering the number of versions of each of them available on other recordings, they hardly constitute the main interest of this album. Zappa included more obscure tracks. Some of them had not been performed on-stage for quite a long time. Of these, "Big Swifty," "T'Mershi Duween," "Dupree's Paradise," and "Eat That Question" all turn into memorable moments. Scattered throughout the album, listeners also find a few newer compositions, some more spontaneous than others. "Fire and Chains," "When Yuppies Go to Hell," and "Star Wars Won't Work" don't represent key pieces in Zappa's works, but they add an element of surprise to the whole. Make a Jazz Noise Here contains very little stage antics and inside jokes; it concentrates on virtuoso performances of some of Zappa's best instrumental tunes.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/1995
Label:
Zappa Records
UPC:
0014431055522
catalogNumber:
310555

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Stinkfoot
  2. When Yuppies Go to Hell
  3. Fire and Chains
  4. Let's Make the Water Turn Black
  5. Harry, You're a Beast
  6. The Orange County Lumber Truck
  7. Oh No
  8. Theme from 'Lumpy Gravy'
  9. Eat That Question
  10. Black Napkins
  11. Big Swifty
  12. King Kong
  13. Star Wars Won't Work

Disc 2

  1. The Black Page
  2. T'Mershi Duween
  3. Dupree's Paradise
  4. City of Tiny Lites
  5. Royal March from l'Histoire du Soldat
  6. Theme from 'The Bartok Piano Concerto #3
  7. Sinister Footwear, 2nd Movement
  8. Stevie's Spanking
  9. Alien Orifice
  10. Cruisin' for Burgers
  11. Romance Advance
  12. Strictly Genteel

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Zappa   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Compield
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Ed Mann   Marimbas,Vibes,electronic percussion
Chad Wackerman   Percussion,Drums
Ike Willis   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals
Paul Carman   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Walt Fowler   Synthesizer,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Mike Keneally   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals
Kurt McGettrick   Contrabass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Scott Thunes   Bass,Moog Synthesizer
Albert Wing   Tenor Saxophone
Bob "Mink" Martin   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Frank Zappa   Arranger,Producer

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