Frank Zappa / PROGRESSIVE/ ART/ PSYCHEDELIC

Hot Rats-FRANK ZAPPA-1969


Just to give all the “he-can-only-make-fun-of-good-emotional-music-this-guy-cannot-be-taken-seriously” critics a swift kick in the nuts, Zappa went all instrumental, cast aside all the doo wop and spoken word parodies, and made an awesome all music all the time album which is my favourite Zappa album from the 60’s, as well as coming in the top 3 of my Zappa … Continue reading

JAZZ/ JAZZ FUSION / Mo'Bop

Mo’Bop III – KAZUMI WANTANABE. RICHARD BONA, HORACIO HERNANDEZ – 2006


If you are anything less than a true explorer/connoisseur of music, you are unlikely to have heard either of Mo’Bop I, II, or III or the musicians that constitute the band. So let me introduce you to the people involved: Kazumi Wantanabe is a much acclaimed Japanese Jazz Fusion guitar player, who no one in … Continue reading

JAZZ/ JAZZ FUSION / The Yellowjackets

Time Squared – THE YELLOWJACKETS – 2003


The Yellowjackets. What a nice name. A much nicer than some bands today. ‘Arctic Monkeys’ and ‘Dashboard Confessional’ just aren’t good names. Anyway, you would expect a band with a name beginning with ‘the’ to be some sort of an Alternative influenced garage rock thing. But no, this is Jazz Fusion (and sometimes full on … Continue reading