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