Exposé Online banner

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa
Country
United States
Profile
Frank Vincent Zappa (21 December 1940 - 4 December 1993) was an American composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, conductor, producer, and filmmaker.
Website
http://zappa.com
Related articles (22)
Releases on file (46)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren The Ed Palermo Big Band — The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren
(Cuneiform Rune 440, 2017, CD)
Sendelica / Superfjord — Zappa Sendelica / Superfjord — Zappa
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 78, 2017, 7")
The Ed Palermo Big Band — One Child Left Behind The Ed Palermo Big Band — One Child Left Behind
(Cuneiform Rune 418, 2016, CD)
Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra (ZERO) — Money? What Money? Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra (ZERO) — Money? What Money?
(Cordelia Records CD061, 2015, CD)
Various Artists — Weasels Re-Ripped Various Artists — Weasels Re-Ripped
(Cordelia Records CD062, 2015, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Eddy Loves Frank The Ed Palermo Big Band — Eddy Loves Frank
(Cuneiform Rune 285, 2009, CD)
Panzerballett — Hart Genossen von Abba bis Zappa Panzerballett — Hart Genossen von Abba bis Zappa
(ACT 9664-2, 2009, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Take Your Clothes off When You Dance The Ed Palermo Big Band — Take Your Clothes off When You Dance
(Cuneiform Rune 225, 2006, CD)
Various Artists — Twentieth Anniversary Various Artists — Twentieth Anniversary
(Rykodisc RCD10651, 2003, 2CD)
Ossi Duri — X Ossi Duri — X
(Electromantic FRFRFRZ 87451, 2003, CD)
Zappatistas — Absolutely Live Zappatistas — Absolutely Live
(Jazzprint JPVP 122CD, 2001, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Plays the Music of Frank Zappa The Ed Palermo Big Band — Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
(Astor Place TCD-4005, 1997, CD)
Frank Zappa — Läther Frank Zappa — Läther
(Rykodisc RCD 10574/76, 1996, 3CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
The Band from Utopia  — A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa The Band from Utopia — A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa
(Muffin MRP020, 1995, CD)
Frank Zappa — Civilization Phaze III Frank Zappa — Civilization Phaze III
(Zappa CDDZAP 56, 1994, 2CD)
Frank Zappa / Ensemble Modern — The Yellow Shark Frank Zappa / Ensemble Modern — The Yellow Shark
(Rykodisc RCD 40560, 1993/1995, CD)
Frank Zappa — Make a Jazz Noise Here Frank Zappa — Make a Jazz Noise Here
(Zappa Records ZR 3883, 1991/2012, 2CD)
Frank Zappa — Broadway the Hard Way Frank Zappa — Broadway the Hard Way
(Zappa Records ZR 3879, 1988, CD)
Frank Zappa — Jazz from Hell Frank Zappa — Jazz from Hell
(Zappa Records ZR 3875, 1986/2012, CD)
Zappa — Them or Us Zappa — Them or Us
(Zappa Records ZR 3870, 1984/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Thing-Fish Frank Zappa — Thing-Fish
(Zappa Records ZR 3871, 1984/2012, 2CD)
Zappa — The Man from Utopia Zappa — The Man from Utopia
(Zappa Records ZR3866, 1983/2012, CD)
Zappa — Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch Zappa — Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
(Zappa Records ZR 3865, 1982/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Summer of '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily Frank Zappa — Summer of '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily
(MVD 0256D, 1982/2017, DVD)
Eddie Jobson — 1971-1979 The Band Years Eddie Jobson — 1971-1979 The Band Years
((Not on label) no#, 1979/2018, 2CD)
Frank Zappa — Sheik Yerbouti Frank Zappa — Sheik Yerbouti
(Zappa Records SRZ 2-1501, 1979, 2LP)
Zappa — Zoot Allures Zappa — Zoot Allures
(Zappa Records ZR 3855, 1976/2012, CD)
Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers — Bongo Fury Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers — Bongo Fury
(Zappa Records ZR 3854, 1975/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention — One Size Fits All Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention — One Size Fits All
(Zappa Records ZR 3853, 1975/2012, CD)
Zappa / Mothers — Roxy and Elsewhere Zappa / Mothers — Roxy and Elsewhere
(Zappa Records ZR 3852, 1974/2012, CD)
The Mothers — Over-Nite Sensation The Mothers — Over-Nite Sensation
(Zappa Records ZR 3850, 1973/2012, CD)
The Mothers — The Grand Wazoo The Mothers — The Grand Wazoo
(Zappa Records ZR 3849, 1972/2012, CD)
Las Mothers (The Mothers of Invention) — Just Another Band from L.A. Las Mothers (The Mothers of Invention) — Just Another Band from L.A.
(Zappa Records ZR 3847, 1972/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats Frank Zappa — Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats
(Zappa Records ZR 3848, 1972/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — 200 Motels Frank Zappa — 200 Motels
(Rykodisc RCD 10513/14, 1971/1997, 2CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers of Invention — Burnt Weeny Sandwich
(Zappa Records ZR 3842, 1970/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa — Chunga's Revenge
(Zappa Records ZR 3844, 1970/2012, CD)
Jean-Luc Ponty — King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa Jean-Luc Ponty — King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
(Blue Note CDP 0777 7 89539 2 0, 1970/1993, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers of Invention — Weasels Ripped My Flesh
(Zappa Records ZR 3843, 1970/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Hot Rats Frank Zappa — Hot Rats
(Zappa Records ZR 3841, 1969/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Uncle Meat The Mothers of Invention — Uncle Meat
(Zappa Records ZR 3839, 1969/2012, 2CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Cruising with Ruben and the Jets The Mothers of Invention — Cruising with Ruben and the Jets
(Zappa Records ZR 3838, 1968/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — We're Only in It for the Money The Mothers of Invention — We're Only in It for the Money
(Zappa Records ZR 3837, 1968/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Absolutely Free The Mothers of Invention — Absolutely Free
(Zappa Records ZR 3835, 1967/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Freak Out! The Mothers of Invention — Freak Out!
(Zappa Records ZR 3834, 1966/2012, CD)

Latest news

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more

2019-01-02
Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January – Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. » Read more

2018-12-23
Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations – Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more. » Read more

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Big Wedge - Minutiae – Based out of New York City, Big Wedge is a mainstream rock band with a few unexpected twists. Every song on Minutiae is in a different style. The album opens with “Land of the Free” – a...  (2005) » Read more

Tasavallan Presidentti - Tasavallan Presidentti, Lambertland & Milky Way Moses – The first eponymous album Finnish band Tasavallan Presidentti recorded was a cross between folk, blues, and jazz-rock with pop influences. A really diverse album with an immaculate rendition of the...  (2005) » Read more

Stealing the Fire - Hot Ice and Wondrous Strange Snow – Not really a sequel, but certainly a long time coming. Anyone recall the Earthstone album Seed? At the time it was receiving some good reviews, actually people were raving about it; I know I liked it....  (2002) » Read more

Electric Diamond - Electric Diamond – Electric Diamond is a trio of keyboards (piano and analog synths), lyricon, and violin. The music is all instrumental, and ranges from analog synth renditions of 13th and 14th Century dances to...  (1996) » Read more

Bondage Fruit - Bondage Fruit II – Bondage Fruit has produced another disc of full-throttle over-the-top world-influenced zeuhl-rock with their own unique Japanese avant-garde twist. For anyone won over by last year's powerful...  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues