Jul 11, 2009
Frank Zappa, gone for almost sixteen years now (is it possible?) is getting a full summer review of his work - rock, jazz, orchestral, what have you - on the blog Bird With Broken Wings. Of particular interest to me is the analysis of his jazz material, which comes with a must have collection entitled "Jazz Noise and Randomonium" available for download.
Be sure to click here to visit the jazz posting, and download songs that pushed the boundries between jazz, rock and anarchy like "Twenty Small Cigars", "The Grand Wazoo (Parts 1-4)" and especially "Waka Jawaka". Missing from the collection - perhaps because its just so popular - is the seminal instrumental from Hot Rats, "Peaches En Regalia". Check it out here.
There's a previous posting on the blgo giving Carla Bley similar treatment. That's well worth grabbing, too.