Astounding interpretation of the music of Frank Zappa by Italian jazz pianist Glauco Venier. With a group consisting of piano, electric piano, trumpet, sporano sax, 2 tenor sax players, marimba/vibraphone, guitar, acoustic bass and drums - Venier leads his masterful arrangements with great piano work.
The group is joined on a couple of tunes by vocalist Federica Santi. They romp through The Grand Wazoo, Blessed Relief, Big Swifty, Zoot Allures, Dupre's Paradise, Black Napkins, City of Tiny Lights, For Calvin, Hot Plate At the Green Hotel, King Kong, Zombi Woof and Orange County Lumber Truck.
This disc is some of the most imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable versions of the master's music we have heard in many years! This will be a joy for even the most jaded Zappa fan and fans of great jazz in general will be very pleased with it even if the Zappa connection isn't of any interest. It leaves me breathless every time I listen to it!