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THE GRAND WAZOO

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.31 | 574 ratings

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lor68
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4 stars This is a jazz-fusion album, with a classical orientation, which is quite similar to that one of "Hot Rats", although it is a bit lighter in tone, despite of containing such odd instrumentation like horns and woodwinds... well these latter were not present within "Hot Rats" and for this reason at last I prefer the present one (or anyway in some circumstances at least). The track "Eat That Question" is brilliant, but there are also other simply structured and remarkable songs. Sometimes this "Eat That Question" reminds me indeed of the memorable job at the electric piano and organ as well within some classic jazz albums, in the vein of George Duke; the whole job is filtered through a personal style of his own, thanks also to his wah-wah guitar-effect and some other strange tunes. The whole album is mostly instrumental, with a very few inspiring and less inspiring songs, such as "Blessed Relief", which concludes the album in a simplistic and easy listening manner , but it never minds...

This work is recommended, even though it is not completely essential!!

lor68 | 4/5 |

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