FRANK YOU, THANK! review
Tributo italiano a Frank Zappa Vol. 1
From: Charles Pater (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Tributo Italiano "Frank You, Thank!" has a very intelligent arrangement by Alessandro Fabbri of Duke of Prunes by a group called If six was Nine.
It's a kind of Nino Rota approach and has besides bass-clarinet, trombone, soprano-and baritonsax, tuba, etc also a nice high soprano vocalise.
Apart from the regular covers like I'm the Slime by La Macchina Ossuta, Tryin'to grow a Chin by Ella Guru, Dancin'Fool by Capitano Elica and Heavy Duty Judy (BWTHW-arr) by Valanga Vanga, this CD has some nice arrangements of:
Tell me You Love me by the guitar group U.B.T. Was that bit from the Queen song "Another One Bites the Dust" always present in that FZ composition? Also a nice WTP quote.
N.F. e i Virtuosi dal Pianeta Talento's rendition of Inca Roads has some nice flamengo clapping...
A highlight is Duke of Prunes by If six was Nine. An intelligent arrangement by Alessandro Fabbri that went from Nino Rota to Charles Haden; nice horns and a sexy vocalise by a soprano.
Also some bands that had already their own tribute-CDs like Fast'n'Bulbous (great group with a 70's sound), Yahozna (great guitarplayer and drummer) and of course Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band (maybe Ed Palermo has the great names, but this Italian Big Band really has the team spirit!)
Well, it says Vol.1 so what are we waiting for?
Art work is very well done.