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JAZZ FROM HELL

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.43 | 254 ratings

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Uruk_hai
3 stars Review #163

It finally happened: Frank ZAPPA recorded a SOLO album, no other musician played a single instrument in here (except for a song that was recorded alive), it is only ZAPPA and his Synclavier making music that sounds like a video game soundtrack. Being called "Jazz from hell" one could expect a little Jazz on this record but there is absolutely not. This was Frank ZAPPA last studio album (unless we consider the volume two of "London Symphony Orchestra" that was recorded in 1983); at this point of his career, he choose a very original way to close it: making an album that was not at all similar to any of his previous, just as he used to do every once in a while.

The album is quite relaxing and easy to enjoy, but definitely not one of the best albums of ZAPPA; however, it is nothing of a bad album, and, being as unique as it is, it is an obligated stop to any ZAPPA fan.

Uruk_hai | 3/5 |

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