Frank Zappa Imaginary Diseases
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- Released: March 24, 2017
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Zappa Records
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Personnel: Frank Zappa (vocals, guitar); Frank Zappa; Tom "Bones" Malone (piccolo, saxophone, trumpet, piccolo trumpet, tuba); Dave Parlato (bass instrument); Jim W. Gordon, Jim Gordon (drums); Tony Duran (slide guitar); Earl Dumler (woodwinds); Gary Barone (trumpet, flugelhorn); Malcolm McNabb (trumpet); Glenn Ferris, Bruce Fowler (trombone).
Audio Mixers: Frank Zappa; Kerry McNabb; Davey Moire; Michael Braunstein.
Liner Note Author: Steve Vai.
Recording information: Kansas City, MO (10/27/1972-12/02/1972); Montreal, Canada (10/27/1972-12/02/1972); Philadelphia, PA (10/27/1972-12/02/1972); Washington DC (10/27/1972-12/02/1972); Waterbury, CT (10/27/1972-12/02/1972).
Authors: Frank Zappa; Edgard VarŠse.
Editor: Frank Zappa.
Photographer: Bernard Gardner.
Arranger: Frank Zappa.
This mostly instrumental live set features a variety of musical sketches for material released later in Frank Zappa's career, such as "Greggery Peccary" and "Bebop Tango." Led by a six-piece horn section, the material tends toward jazz-rock improvisation, with Zappa at one point taking musical direction from the audience. Unexpectedly dynamic and vibrant-sounding, this set is a fascinating example of the composer at his most creative and entertaining.