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The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo flac album
The Grand Wazoo
Fusion, Avantgarde
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1633 mb
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The Grand Wazoo is a Jazz fusion album by Frank Zappa and The Mothers, released in November 1972. It was written and recorded during Zappa's period of convalescence after being assaulted in December 1971 in London, UK. Along with its predecessor Waka/Jawaka (July 1972), this album represents Zappa's foray into big band music, the logical progression from Hot Rats (1969) (which used a much smaller lineup). This was the last release on Zappa's own Bizarre Records label.

The Grand Wazoo ‎(LP, Album, Gat). Bizarre Records, Reprise Records. He began in the 1960s as the leader of the wacky avant-rock pioneers The Mothers. His subsequent solo work included everything from jazz rock to orchestral pieces, always with the humor that Zappa's trademark was. He succumbed to cancer in 1993 but the mind boggling fertile workaholic left a immense oeuvre.

The Grand Wazoo is a music studio album recording by FRANK ZAPPA (essive Rock) released in 1972 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. The Grand Wazoo" is probably the most experimental song on the album, but still there is a continuity with the first song and it may be a bit weaker, but still really good. But I knew only one album of Zappa and The Mothers at that time and now with the information power over the net finally I read a lot of news and stories about how unique Frank Zappa as person is (and probably "has been").

Digital Booklet: The Grand Wazoo. It is absolutely a necessary Zappa album in his vast discography. With The Grand Wazoo he refined the jazz fusion subgenre. Eat That Question is worth the price of the entire album. The 2012 remaster is fantastic. It reverts to the dry vinyl mix. Earlier CDs had digital reverb. The Grand Wazoo is one of my favourite of Frank's albums. 7 people found this helpful.

The Grand Wazoo," in contrast, features strong ensemble work and exceptional solos by Zappa, trombonist Bill Byers and trumpeter Sal Marquez. Where "Big Swifty" loses focus, the relentlessly swinging impetus of "The Grand Wazoo" remains riveting, for its entire 13 minutes. Track Listing: The Grand Wazoo; For Calvin (and his next two hitchhikers); Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus; Eat That Question; Blessed Relief. Personnel: Frank Zappa: guitar, percussion (4), vocals (3); Janet Neville-Ferguson: vocals (1, 2); Sal Marquez: vocals (1, 2), brass (1-5); Mike Altschul: woodwinds (1-5); Earl Dumler: woodwinds (1, 2); Tony "Bat Man" Ortego: woodwinds (1, 2); Joanne Caldwell Mcnabb: woodwinds (1, 2)

Like its immediate predecessor, Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo was a largely instrumental jazz rock album recorded during Frank Zappa's convalescence from injuries sustained after being pushed off a concert stage. While Zappa contributes some guitar solos and occasional vocals, the focus is more on his skills as a composer and arranger. Most of the five selections supposedly form a musical representation of a story told in the liner notes about two warring musical factions, but the bottom line is that, overall, the compositions here are more memorably melodic and consistently engaging than.

The Grand Wazoo is a 1972 jazz fusion album by Frank Zappa from. Zappa was also producer and principal composer for Jean-Luc Ponty 's album " King Kong " during this period and this album may essentially be the 4th album in Zappa's Jazz foray. All songs by Frank Zappa.

Хиты FM. Русский рок в XX веке. Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart & The Mothers. Debra Kadabra Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart & The Mothers. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart & The Mothers.

The Grand Wazoo' (1972). Following a brief post-Mothers period of regrouping his musical ideas, Zappa swerved into the world of fusion for a handful of albums. 8. 'Waka, Jawaka' (1972). Like 'The Grand Wazoo' (see No. 9 on our list of the Top 10 Frank Zappa Albums), 'Waka, Jawaka' plays around with various forms of fusion. But it also serves as a bridge between Zappa's avant-rock work and his later, more sophisticated jazz and classical material.


A1 For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) 7:15
A2 The Grand Wazoo 13:24
B1 Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus 2:55
B2 Eat That Question 6:41
B3 Blessed Relief 8:00

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – WEA Italiana S.p.A.
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.


  • Bass – Erroneous
  • Brass – Bill Byers* (tracks: A1, A2), Ernie Tack (tracks: A1, A2), Malcolm McNabb* (tracks: A1, A2), Sal Marquez
  • Cover [Interior] – 455-2507 Inc.
  • Cover, Illustration – Cal Schenkel
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar
  • Engineer [Recording] – Kerry McNabb
  • Gong – Lee Clement (tracks: B2)
  • Guitar – Tony Duran (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Keyboards – George Duke (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Lead Guitar – Frank Zappa (tracks: B3)
  • Management [Bizarre Biznis] – Herb Cohen
  • Percussion – Alan Estes (tracks: A1, A2), Bob Zimmitti (tracks: A1, A2), Frank Zappa (tracks: B2)
  • Photography By – Barry Feinstein, Ed Caraeff, Tony Esparza
  • Producer, Guitar, Composed By, Arranged By – Frank Zappa
  • Rhythm Guitar – Tony Duran (tracks: B3)
  • Synthesizer [Mini-Moog] – Don Preston (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Technician [Special Technical Assistance] – Paul Hof
  • Trombone [Multiple Trombones] – Ken Shroyer* (tracks: B1)
  • Vocals – Chunky (tracks: B1), George Duke (tracks: B1), Janet Neville-Ferguson* (tracks: A1, A2), Moon Zappa (tracks: B1), Sal Marquez (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Woodwind – Tony "Bat Man" Ortega* (tracks: A1, A2), Earl Dumler (tracks: A1, A2), Fred Jackson (tracks: A1, A2), Joanne Caldwell McNabb (tracks: A1, A2), Joel Peskin (tracks: B2, B3), Johnny Rotella* (tracks: A1, A2), Mike Altschul


Bizarre W 44209 is on the spine.
Made in Italy by WEA Italiana Spa is on the back.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): MS_2093_1 15/9/75
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): MS_2093_2 15/9/75
  • Rights Society (Red Round Print - On A Side): SIAE
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MS 2093 The Mothers The Grand Wazoo ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records MS 2093 US 1972
RCD 10026 Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10026 US 1986
RS 2093 The Mothers The Grand Wazoo ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records RS 2093 New Zealand 1972
RCD 10026 Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10026 US 1986
RCD 10517 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Frank Zappa / The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10517 US 1995

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