Marco Pacassoni Group

“Frank & Ruth (cd)” | “A Vibes And Marimba Tribute To Frank Zap”

ESOCD1801 scanZoom inLabelESORDISCO
Cat. No.ESOCD1801
FormatEXCLCD
Orders fromFri, 23 Nov 2018
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Review

Territory World ex UK, France, Spain & Portugal, Benelux Tracklist: 01. Blessed relief 02. For Ruth 03. Planet of the baritone women 04. Sleep, Pink and Black (the napkins suite) 05. The Black Page 06. Edchina’s arf 07. The idiot bastard son 08. Peaches en regalia I cannot exactly remember when the idea of this album was born in my mind. What I am sure of is that I always wanted to complete such a project, which was to realize the dream of a vibraphone and marimba tribute to the music of my favorite musician composer, Frank Zappa. I met Marco Pacassoni about six years ago. I called him because we were looking for a vibraphonist for a tour with the artist Bungaro. We immediately developed a real friendship and when I told him about my idea and my fascination with Ruth Underwood, explaining that for me the best Zappa albums were the ones on which she played, he admitted that he knew only a part of that music, but that he would love to learn more. So I began to feed him tunes to listen to, sharing with him an imaginary track list. When Marco decided to really go for it (about two years ago), his first statement was that it was impossible not to include Peaches en Regalia and The Black Page on the album. That made me very happy because those are two of my favorites, and there was no better way to acknowledge the technical challenges behind this adventure. Marco studied Ionisation by Edgard Varese when he was in Conservatorio Rossini of Pesaro, even before he graduated in percussion at Berklee. It was strange for me that he could know more about Varese than about Zappa! I liked his idea of playing The Black Page alone at the marimba, just adding the beat, as if hearing the footsteps of an imaginary listener turning around. Who could it be? My very first wish was to include Pink Napkins with Zappa’s guitar solo played at the vibraphone. Marco worked on Steve Vai’s score for guitar to create this incredible adaptation. Linking this to Black N

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