Make a Jazz Noise Here

Make a Jazz Noise Here

by Frank ZappaFrank 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. 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Label: Zappa Records
UPC: 0824302388327
catalogNumber: 3883

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Béla Bartók   Composer
Igor Stravinsky   Composer
Bob Stone   Engineer
Frank Zappa   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Kurt McGettrick   Horn Arrangements
Scott Thunes   Arranger
Larry Grossman   Original Cover Artwork
Michael Mesker   Digital Layout

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