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Frank Zappa



3.90 | 81 ratings

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4 stars Well probably this is one of the most unknown works by Frank Zappa, as well as one of the best performances - within a sort of progressive jazz - based on the best stuff by Coltrane and Miles Davis (moreover according to the stunning arrangement of a crazy superb musician like Frank). As a matter of fact here He plays with the band from a couple of great albums such as Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo, giving the present I.D. an experimental jazz emphasis, enriched with amazing jam sessions - also by means of a tasteful "blues" guitar (listen to one of his best tracks entitled "Been to Kansas City"). Well I like the horn arrangements very much within this latter, but The Petit Wazoo in general represents the peek of a music genre, even though sometimes it's harsh, but often outstanding!! At the end I would always like to listen to his best style (I think for instance of an "Apostrophe" like theme inside, which is perhaps too much extended but it's quite incredible after all...), by forgetting a few weaker guitar lines and his prolix harmonic excursions too ,I regard this I.D. album as one of his "must-have" works for all seasons!!
lor68 | 4/5 |


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