Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #38 Orchestral Favorites

Orchestral Favorites is an album by Frank Zappa first released in May 1979 on his own DiscReet Records label. The album is entirely instrumental and features music performed by the 37-piece Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra and were sourced from performances recorded September 17-19, 1975 at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus with conductor MichaelContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #38 Orchestral Favorites”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #53 & #52

As a self-taught composer and performer, Zappa’s diverse musical influences led him to create music that was sometimes difficult to categorize. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical modernism, African-American rhythm and blues, and doo-wop music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drumsContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #53 & #52”

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