Tag Archives: Jazz Music

Album Review — Frank Zappa: Wazoo

This release documents the last performance by Frank Zappa’s “alternative orchestra” — referred to by Frank as The Mothers Of Invention/Hot Rats/Grand Wazoo — on Sept. 24, 1972, at Boston Music Hall. It’s a fascinating performance that demonstrates once again what a renaissance artist Zappa was, fearless at exploring different musical genres.

10 Questions for Chick Corea and review of The Ultimate Adventure

For more than 40 years, Chick Corea has been at the music’s forefront, helping Miles Davis usher in his mind-blowing fusion projects in the late 60s, heading the free-jazz outfit Circle and the influential Return To Forever in the 1970s and fronting his own Akoustic and Elektric bands in the 80s and beyond.

10 Questions for Ray Russell & Goodbye Svengali reviewed

For more than 40 years, Ray Russell has played music without barriers. In addition to leading bands, such as Chopyn, Mouse and Running Man, Russell has worked with John Barry, Tina Turner, Phil Spector, The Ronettes, Van Morrison, Art Garfunkel, Dionne Warwick, Bryan Ferry, Jack Bruce, Cat Stevens, Phil Collins and more.