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ZAPPA disc released

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
ZAPPA disc released

Our long-awaited ZAPPA disc is out now.

The album features reworked versions of various compositions by the late great Frank Zappa, performed by the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble and conducted by Franck Ollu.

The recording was made immediately after a 2010 concert forming part of a major Zappa festival to mark what would have been his 70th birthday.

The repertoire was transcribed by Academy students Chris Lyons, Charlie Piper, Robert Peate and Joseph Davies, as well as Head of Composition Philip Cashian.

The tracklisting includes Dupree’s Paradise, Big Swifty (transcribed by Jon Nelson of the Meridian Arts Ensemble for Brass Quintet) and both movements of The Perfect Stranger.

You can buy ZAPPA from Academy Chimes – call 020 7873 7400 or email academy@chimesmusic.com for more information.

Photo credit (cover image): permission of the Zappa Family Trust


  

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