Terry Bozzio: Chamber Works

Terry Bozzio: Chamber Works

by Terry Bozzio


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Terry Bozzio: Chamber Works

One of the most eclectic figures in rock music moves deeply and wholeheartedly into the classical realm (with his innovative drum kit exploring the landscape throughout) on a set with Holland's classic Metropole Orkest that would do his mentor, Frank Zappa, proud. Terry Bozzio's résumé boasts Jeff Beck, the Brecker Brothers, and the formation of Missing Persons, but he seems proudest of his three-year association (1975-1978) with the symphonically influenced Zappa -- which brought him into the public eye. Even as this dramatic, multi-movement "film score without visuals" engages, intrigues, and maddens the listener with its constant dramatic twists and turns, it's easy to sense the ghost of Zappa encouraging, even chuckling along; from on high, he's no doubt enjoying his former protégé's tom-tom flurries (on the well-titled "Hypnotic") and classical meets tribal intros on works like "Untitled." On "IBO," he duets with himself via tom toms and clever foot drum patterns, creating a tribal backdrop for a tense action scene listeners are, alas, left to visualize for themselves. The catalyst for this quirky but ultimately profound labor of love is Zappa's friend Co de Kloet, a Dutch radio producer, who hooked Bozzio up with the 60-year-old, 60-piece orchestra conducted by Dick Bakker. The orchestra version of this collaboration was premiered in Groningen in October, 2003, and performed the next day in the Paradiso in Amsterdam. The audience response was so overwhelming that the NPS (Netherlands Programma Stichting) decided to use the studio recording for both radio broadcast and release on CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2005
Label: Favored Nations
UPC: 0690897253025
catalogNumber: 2530

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terry Bozzio   Primary Artist,Drums
Bart Van Lier   Trombone
Van Van   Violin
Max Boeree   Clarinet,Saxophone
Lucia Domski   Violin
Linda Dumessie   Violin
Jan Elsink   Trombone
Wim Grin   Cello
Henk Heijink   Trumpet
Jan Hollander   Trumpet
Leo Janssen   Clarinet,Saxophone
Rami Koch   Violin
Dennis Koenders   Violin
Wim Kok   Violin
Eddy Koopman   Percussion
Marijn Rombout   Violin
Simone Vierstra   Violin
Hans Vroomans   Piano,Keyboards
Arlia de Ruiter   Violin
Rosetty de Ruiter-Verwoerdt   Harp
Metropole Orkest   Performing Ensemble
Wim Both   Trumpet
Peter Tiehuis   Guitar
Hans-Jorg Vink   Trombone
Dick Bakker   Conductor
Mieke Honingh   Viola
Erica Korthals Altes   Violin
Jos Beeren   Clarinet,Saxophone
Julia Jowett   Viola
Arend Liefkes   Bass
Marc Scholten   Clarinet,Saxophone
Janine Abbas   Flute
David Peijnenborgh   Violin
Mariël Van Den Bos   Flute
Marianne Van Den Heuvel   Violin
Eric Winkelmann   Bass
Erik Kromhout   Violin
Wim Timmermans   French Horn
Murk Jiskoot   Percussion
Wilbrand Meischke   Bass Guitar
Sarah Koch   Violin
Peter Baas   Bass
Martin van den Berg   Trombone
Kepa Diego Cortazar   Cello
Toon de Gouw   Trumpet
Norman Jansen   Viola
Elina Koytcheva   Violin
Ruben Margarita   Violin
Christoph May   Clarinet,Saxophone
Prunella Pacey   Viola
Iris Schut   Viola
Annie Tangberg   Cello
Lucja Gaasterland-Domski   Violin
Hans Jurg Fink   Trombone
Arno van Nieuwenhuize   Drums
Ramy Koch   Violin
Mariel Van Der Bos   Flute

Technical Credits

Steve Vai   Executive Producer
Terry Bozzio   Composer,Producer
Dick Bakker   Concept
Co de Kloet   Liner Notes
Frank Mathijssen   Engineer
Willem van Beusekom   Executive Producer

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