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Frank Zappa's Jazz Allures, Part 1 [Mondo Jazz Ep. 53]

Frank Zappa's Jazz Allures, Part 1 [Mondo Jazz Ep. 53]

Playing tracks by

Ben Allison, Frank Zappa, Colin Towns & The NDR Bigband, The Ed Palermo Big Band, Mike Mainieri and more.

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global community radio chart, 4th in the global experimental chart, 5th in the global nu jazz chart, 6th in the global indie chart and 23rd in the global jazz chart.

Frank Zappa may have said "jazz is not dead, it just smells funny" but looking at his life and music one does not get the impression that he really believed that jazz was decomposing or dying a slow death.

This week we revel in the beauty of the jazzier side of Zappa's vast repertoire checking out not only some of his recordings but also how the jazz world has embraced his genius.

The playlist includes music by Frank Zappa, Colin Towns, The NDR Bigband, Ed Palermo, Mike Mainieri, Joe Lovano, Stefano Bollani, Daniele Sepe, Woody Herman, Le Bocal, Riccardo Fassi, David Kikoski, Zach Brock, Javon Jackson, Jean-Luc Ponty, Zappatistas, Flat Earth Society, Anais Drago, Asphalt Orchestra,

Detailed playlist available at: https://spinitron.com/radio/index.php?station=rfb&playlist=8916#here

Part 2 available at https://www.mixcloud.com/MondoJazz/frank-zappas-jazz-allures-part-2-mondo-jazz-ep-55/

Comments

Gilles Bonino

Good job good sélection ! Bravo

Henri van de Kraats

Lovely mix my friend, highly appreciated from the Netherlands. Cheers. Would it be possible to download it ?

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Dear Henri, thanks for your kind email. If you want a downloadable version you can find it on Radio Free Brooklyn's website at https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mondo-jazz/ . Tot zins!

George Kanakaris

Excellent.More!

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Thank you George. Part 2 is now available at https://www.mixcloud.com/MondoJazz/frank-zappas-jazz-allures-part-2-mondo-jazz-ep-55/. I hope you like that too. All the best

DrJazz
DrJazz

Brilliant, Luigi! I miss 'Uncle Frank' for his music AND his insight. Saw the Mothers once in the early '70s. The dude and the band were 'outta sight' :) Cheers, DrJ

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Dear DrJ, Thanks for your nice words and support. Must confess envy for your having had the chance to see the Mothers live!!! ;-) Stay tuned for a "Part 2"

The Booth Street Boys Project

Amazing, phenomenal, incredible! One of the best ever!

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for listening. Stay tuned for a "Part 2"!

David Lintner

This is great. where can i get a copy?

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Thank you David. Much appreciated. Stay tuned for a "Part 2"!
If you want a downloadable version you can find it on Radio Free Brooklyn's website at https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mondo-jazz/ . Check out the other episodes too if you can. Best

Thierry R. (aka "Digital G.")

"Zoots over Troubadours..." Yeah ok, stop complaining "Little Frankie Wonder"... Great show Mondo Jazz !!! Why not try mine ? Or should I say: "Why don't you???"

https://www.mixcloud.com/vincent-volganli/thierry-r-frank-zappa-the-funeral-eves/

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Merci Thierry,
I will certainly do so.
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Magda Brand (-ODZLJ)

Dazzling compilation! One of my ever favorite songs in the list: Black Napkins.
I like this video from Frank performing with The Mike Douglas Orchestra. Cheers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q0nImsfMvE

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Dear Magda,
Thank you very much for listening. Very happy you enjoyed it ;-)
And thanks so much for sharing this gem! I didn't know it. Sounds awesome!

davidahern
davidahern

Thanks for this. Don't know if you're a Prince fan, but check out the Prince Jazz Mix reposted on my profile

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Thank you for listening! Glad you enjoyed it. I will definitely check out the Prince mixcloud. I'm a big fan ;-)! Stay tuned for more Zappa

pannonica
pannonica

Cool! Thanks Luigi.

Mondo Jazz
Mondo Jazz

Thanks for listening Vic!