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    Posted: May 04 2006 at 17:09
"Celestion" is one of the most beautiful instrumental albums ever!
 
An impressive musicianship. Zappa is one of the first to do "tapping" with the 12 strings acoustic guitar! I like when the acoustic guitar seems to be the bagpipes! Do you?
 
Excellent mix between acoustic guitars and keyboards.
 
"Chatka" is another excellent work even if more simple in structure.
 
P.S.
 
  1. special guest on "Celestion" : keyboardist Vince Tempera!
  2. special guest on "Chatka" : drummer Tullio de Piscopo!

Another important artist to have included on the site.Wink



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2006 at 17:34
Noted!
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 08:13
I'm with you, Andrea.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 11:31
Go go go go go go ZAPPA!Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 11:41
Se le nuvole vanno al mare prendi il costume e vattene al mare, se le nuvole vanno ai monti prendi la ZAPPA e vai sotto ai ponti!!!LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 11:56
LOL
 
bella questa!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2006 at 12:38
No doubt about it Andrea ... based on Celestion and Chatka ... some very nice guitar led instrumentals ... closest comparison ... Mike Oldfield, IMO ...

Now all you need to do is prepare a bio and get the pic! Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 04:50
Originally posted by ANDREW

Se le nuvole vanno al mare prendi il costume e vattene al mare, se le nuvole vanno ai monti prendi la ZAPPA e vai sotto ai ponti!!!LOL
 
Uhm... Sarebbe una cagata... Ma ho finito la carta igenica e quindi non posso più cagare!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 08:03

Here's the complete discography:
 

Celestion  1977

Chatka  1978

Trasparenze  1980 (with Pietro Pellegrini - Alphataurus)

Haermea  1982 (with Pietro Pellegrini - Alphataurus)

Riccardo Zappa  1983 (with Pietro Pellegrini - Alphataurus)

Raccolta  1984 (boxset-compilation)

Minuti  1985

Prenditi tempo  1986

Anthakarana Swami  1990

Santo & Zappa  1991

Fondali  1993

Dal vivo  1994 (Live)

Definire significa limitare  1996  

R. Zappa interpreta Bach  1997

Ikebana  2000

Patchouly & Vetyver  2000

Thesaurus Harmonicus  2002

Il Coautore... ed altre Rarità  2004

 

Just click on the image for the album's details (written in italian language).

BTW, I think you should understand the line-ups.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 08:04

 (1974)

 
This is the real first Zappa's album, within other guitarist Klaus Aulehla.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 08:09
Next for me to buy:
 
 
...in the line up.......PIETRO PELLEGRINI from Alphataurus!!! (Sinth. - Korg).


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 10:28
Ricardo Zappa definitely merits inclusion in the archives.

He would be a fine addition.Clap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 10:34
Geez, Andrea, I see this discography and I for the first time I am not rjoiced but rather thinking of all the work to add it to Zappa's page...        LOL

Based on Celestion and Chatka, he is worthy of being here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 13:36
Thanks Assaf, Jody, Martin, ANDREW and Snowie!!Tongue
 
Many thanks also to Mandrakeroot for his compelling comment and opinionLOL
 
I'll work for a bio.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 14:01
If it could help for the bio, Riccardo Zappa playied the acoustic guitar in a tour with Eros Ramazzotti in the nineties...  (I'm not kidding!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2006 at 19:14
Now im listening to Chatka... is great!
Include him !

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2006 at 03:54

I promised to write a bio for Zappa. The main probleam is the english language. Hope it's enough.

 
 
Riccardo Zappa was born in Forlì (Italy) in 1951 and is recognized by many as the greatest italian acoustic guitarist. For five consecutive years he was voted the best in the generl poll promoted by the famous monthly magazine “Guitar Club”. After that, he was declared to be no more votable.

He was a student of Miguel Ablioniz, one of the greatest classic guitarists of all time, he continued his research, even in electronic instruments and in all the new technologies to be applied to the sound. He was able to forge with delicacy and precision an elegant fusion between classic and modern music like no other did in Italy. His music is in fact an unicum in the whole italian prog scene.

His unmistakable trade mark is the “Ovation” guitar, an instrument with a remarkable nasal sound, useful to be handled with special effects. After the first three albums, he added to his usual instruments also a twelve-strings “Bozo” guitar with which he extended the musical' spectrum toward more refined and polished results.
His first work, “Auhlela & Zappa” was realized in 1974 as a duo with lyrics and vocals by Klaus Auhlela. After three years of silence, he began his solo career with the album “Celestion” (1977) where the confluences between classic (acoustic) and modern (electronic) apperar to be clearer. It is still now considered his best work. In 1978 it was released “Chatka”, in a very similar vein with the remarkable and famous opener “Emphasis” which is inspired by Juan Maria Da Crema, XVI century's lute player. “Chatka” becam soon very popular in Italy and is still now one of the most successful instrumental works ever released. On of the first example of “tapping” with an acoustic guitar. All these two solo albums were recorded in Zappa' own studio named “La Camera Incantata” (The Enchanted Chamber).
From 1980 album “Trasparenze” he was joyned by Pietro Pellegrini (ALPHATAURUS) on synth and keyboards. On the cover the twelve strings guitar he started to use with this album.
From the nineties on, he started to wrote operas for bass, mandolin and harp, helped by the increasing fame of the New Age movement.
Riccardo Zappa is very appreciated and has collaborated with many other italian artists such as Eros Ramazzotti in a 115 dates european tournée. He also collaborated with Mina, Giorgio Gaber, Antonello Venditti, Fiorella Mannoia, Eugenio Finardi and many more.
His albums and cds are very difficult to find. Fortunately Zappa has now his own web site (www.riccardozappa.it) from which you can order albums and music's score.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2006 at 06:33

Riccardo Zappa



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2006 at 08:45
Originally posted by ANDREW

Se le nuvole vanno al mare prendi il costume e vattene al mare, se le nuvole vanno ai monti prendi la ZAPPA e vai sotto ai ponti!!!LOL


LOLLOLLOL

Hope no one wants a translation of that... Proverbs are hell to translate!Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2006 at 08:50
Back IT... Great work, Andrea! Thumbs Up You can post a proposal for inclusion in the Collabs section, saying that you have written the bio - then I can post it on the site.
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