Friday, March 24, 2017

ZAPPA 12" VINYL TO BE RELEASED ON RECORD STORE DAY 2017

http://recordstoreday.nl/album/rollo-portland-10/


April 22, 2017

12″
clear vinyl

Zappa Records celebrates RSD 2017 with an exclusive 10” clear vinyl release featuring The Petit Wazoo, a 10-piece band heavy on horn instrumentation that Zappa toured with in late 1972. Side 1 contains the song “Rollo” in it’s complete form, first released on Little Dots in 2016. Side 2 contains the unreleased track “Portland Improvisation,” produced by FZ himself and mastered by Bernie Grundman


CHICKENFOOT - BEST + LIVE



One CD that presents 11 best of tracks plus 3 bonus live tracks, and a second CD with live material, previously available on the "Get Your Buzz On" blu-ray / DVD.
Nothing new, really, just a fine collection.


JOE SATRIANI - SUPERNOVA REMIX



December 2016, Joe Satriani made this 5 track album available as a free download from his website.
Remixes of some of the "Shockwave Supernova" tracks  by John Cuniberti and by Keith More.

It's still there.
http://www.satriani.com/discography/Supernova_Remix_-_The_Free_EP/


JOE SATRIANI - ROBIN DIMAGGIO - MUSIC WITHOUT WORDS

(released on November 2015)

World-renowned guitarist, JOE SATRIANI and United Nations Musical Director ROBIN DIMAGGIO, recently teamed up to compose the song, “Music Without Words”. The song was first unveiled at the June 30th “Annual Presidential General Assembly of the UN 69th Session Gala” in New York City after being co-written by the two exclusively for the special event. The Assembly and Gala featured world dignitaries as well as the Heads of States from nations across the globe.

Accompanying the song is a dramatic music video directed by Ramin Ouladi, Los Angeles-based director, cinematographer, and editor, who developed the video concept, a variety of images featuring children from around the world. The goal of the song was to “touch the hearts of seven billion people, a call to humanity, a message of love,” according to SATRIANI.

A portion of all proceeds raised from downloads and streams will be donated to support UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Available on iTunes.



CHICKENFOOT - DIVINE TERMINATION



Chickenfoot = Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith and Joe Satriani.
This 7" single on coloured vinyl (although I've seen black vinyl copies for sale as well) is the teaser for the new album.
Two tracks from the upcoming 2CD : 'Divine Termination' and 'Highway Star'.


GOV'T MULE


Goosebumps.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DRIFTER - FLOW

Philippe's album of the day from a little while ago : Drifter with "Flow".
Pretty good.

Alexi Tuomarila : piano,
Nicolas Kummert : saxophones,
Alex Gilain : bass,
Teun Verbruggen : drums.


-- info : Philippe Lamoot

MARKUS REUTER


Markus Reuter just released "Kopfmensch", a compilation album, as a free download.


Monday, March 20, 2017

ENSEMBLE MODERN PERFORMED THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA IN BERLIN 2017 02 22

The Ensemble Modern, conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer, recently did a concert in Berlin, performing the music of Frank Zappa.

I wasn't able to attend but, fortunately, my Zappateer friends made an audience recording for everybody to enjoy.

Just beautiful.
This brings back nice memories of seeing FZ and the EM in Frankfurt almost 25 years ago.

  • Dog Breath Variations
  • Uncle Meat
  • Outrage At Valdez
  • The Girl In The Magnesium Dress
  • Ruth Is Sleeping
  • Get Whitey
  • G-Spot Tornado
  • What Will Rumi Do?
  • Night School
  • Revised Music For Low Budget Orchestra
  • The Beltway Bandits
  • A Pig With Wings
  • Put A Motor In Yourself
  • Moggio
  • Peaches En Regalia

    encores
  • Put A Motor In Yourself
  • G-Spot Tornado
  • Moggio

And from Berlin's Walk Of Fame, the "Boulevard der Stars" :



FLAT EARTH SOCIETY AT THE RED STAR LINE MUSEUM

A couple of months ago, Flat Earth Society did a remarkable concert. The band provided the music / soundtrack to a silent documentary at the Red Star Line Museum.
It was superb.

I was told that FES would be making a recording of this soundtrack and that the combination soundtrack + documentary would become part of the collection of the Red Star Line Museum. Visitors would be able to watch the documentary and to listen to the soundtrack at all times.

More recently, I learned that the soundtrack will be out on CD as well. That's excellent news as far as I'm concerned.

For those of you who want to experience the documentary screening with FES playing the music live, two dates have to be kept in mind :

April 20 - Red Star Line Museum, Antwerpen (S.S. Belgenland)
April 21 - Red Star Line Museum, Antwerpen (S.S. Belgenland)