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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
A 16 track CD in a eco-friendly gatefold card case.
Includes unlimited streaming of Blather
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
An international project involving over 30 musicians from 7 different countries working together to re-explore the music of Frank Zappa. Includes performances by Prairie Prince of the Tubes, Craig Twister Steward from the Mothers, Sandro Oliva from The Grandmothers, Inventionis Mater, MagNiFZnt, Tante Tofu and many more!
released February 25, 2020
Blather - Cordelia Records CD095
Featuring: Juliana Brandon, Cathy Sorbo, Christiane Seebach, Prairie Prince, Sandro Oliva, Craig Twister Steward, Niklas Lychou, Magnus Liljeqvist, Rob Mitchell, Jeff Weideman, Matt Fox, Ric Penttila, Kevin Crosby, Rick Dybvad, Shawn Brockman, Mark Watson, Rupert Kettle, Andreas Steinhardt, Steffen Schindler, Marga Schindler, Andrew Greenaway, Jimmy Thomas, John Parkinson, Fred Händl, John Webb, Pierpaolo Romani, Andrea Pennati, Ted Clifford, Joe Trump, Geoff Pointer
Produced, edited and mixed by Kevin Crosby
Prairie Prince's drum tracks were were recorded by Chris von Sneidern at Hyde Street Studio in San Francisco
Steffen and Marga's vocals were recorded by Carl Albrecht at Music Made Me Millionaire - Studio A in Hamburg
John's drum tracks were recorded by Luca Dimakopoulos at Crash Symphony Productions in Sydney - Except for Duke of Prunes, which was recorded by Arvydas Gazarian at Rubix Drum Studios in London
Joe Trump's drums were recorded by Patrick Brewer
Christiane and Andreas' vocals (& Andreas' guitar) were were recorded by Andreas
Niklas and Magnus' guitars and vocals were recorded by Niklas
Pierpaolo's clarinet, bass clarinet and Andrea's guitar were recorded by Pierpaolo and Andrea
Craig's harmonica was recorded by Craig
Sandro's guitar was recorded by Sandro
Jimmy's guitar was recorded by Jimmy
Jeff's guitar was recorded by Jeff
Rupert's dobro, lap steel, & guitar were recorded by Rupert
John's violin was recorded by Rupert
Fred's piano was recorded by Fred
Ted's keyboards were recorded by Ted
Mark's vocals was recorded by Mark
Rob's drum tracks were recorded by Rob
Geoff's bari sax was recorded by Geoff
All other recordings by Kevin
Mastered by Steve Turnidge
Cover art, logos & photography by Kevin Crosby
Z.E.R.O. was formed in 2012 to explore the potential of the ukulele in Frank's music. It has
since grown from
that early concept into something far larger.
The membership is variable, ranging from a live trio to a virtual 17 piece band featuring comedy musicians from the world over.
Z.E.R.O. has no affiliation with the Zappa Family Trust....more
Dave Hartl's playing is precise and passionate, the perfect tribute to Zappa. And much like stripping down a pop or rock song (a la acoustic or unplugged versions) can display some brilliance inherent in the original tune, playing Zappa on solo piano truly showcases the man's compositional genius. Thank you for these recordings, Dave! brainwise
I've listened to this so many times. As a rabid Zappa fan, and a huge fans of Mats, I can plainly say that this collection breathes life into these wonderful compositions. Mats always brings a palpable sense of fun to his playing, and he has done Frank proud with this set. You can tell that these songs are in his bones. Highly recommended! Play it again, Mats! Dustin Wall
This recording makes a great workout companion! All tracks exercise my mind while I'm power walking the hills where I live in Massachusetts. Keeps the feet moving for my daily 3 miles. Thank you MFTJ and all Keneally music. rondidonato