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Make A Jazz Noise Here CD

One of three releases showcasing his talented but short-lived 1988 big band, Make a Jazz Noise Here features Zappa's group on extended jams, some of his most ambitious instrumental works, and a few requisite concert favorites. Only Zappa would sandwich Igor Stravinsky's Royal March From L'Histoire Du Soldat the theme from Bela Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3 between his own "City of Tiny Lights" and "Sinister Footwear, 2nd Movement," and only he could pull it off. The first disc is the strongest, featuring big band arrangements of "Eat That Question," "Black Napkins," and "Big Swifty," and climaxing with an amazing, slow-groove rendition of "King Kong". Some of the longer jams will be of most interest to fanatics, but the performances are solid throughout, and even the biggest neophytes will appreciate these renditions of some of Zappa's most daunting material. --Andrew Boscardin


Disc: 1
1 Stinkfoot
2 When Yuppies Go To Hell
3 Fire And Chains
4 Let's Make The Water Turn Black
5 Harry, You're A Beast
6 The Orange County Lumber Truck
7 Oh No
8 Theme From 'Lumpy Gravy'
9 Eat That Question
10 Black Napkins
11 Big Swifty
12 King Kong
13 Star Wars Won't Work

Disc: 2
1 The Black Page (new age version)
2 T'mershi Duween
3 Dupree's Paradise
4 City Of Tiny Lights
5 Royal March From L'Histoire Du Soldat'
6 Theme From The Bartok Piano Concerto #3
7 Sinister Footwear 2nd mvt.
8 Stevie's Spanking
9 Alien Orifice
10 Cruisin' For Burgers
11 Advance Romance
12 Strictly Genteel