List of performers on Frank Zappa records

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This is a list of musicians who have performed on officially released Frank Zappa recordings. Note that this list does not include musicians who have performed as guests musicians on Frank Zappa concerts unless they appear on official live recordings. Additionally, this list does not include musicians who have only appeared on bootleg recordings.

A[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Murray Adler 1978, 1996 Studio Tan, Läther Violin
Phyllis Altenhaus 1987 Uncle Meat Voice
Mike Altschul 1972, 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2008 Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Woodwinds
Jay Anderson 1983–1985 The Man from Utopia, Thing-Fish, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets (1985 Remix) Bass
Peter Arcaro 1962, 1996 The Lost Episodes Trumpet, Conductor
Harold Ayres 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin

B[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
John Balkin 1967–1970 Absolutely Free, Lumpy Gravy, Burnt Weeny Sandwich Bass
Spider Barbour 1968, 1985, 1994 We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Civilization, Phaze III Voice
Philip Barnett 1962, 1996 The Lost Episodes Oboe, English horn
Gary Barone 1972, 2006, 2008 Imaginary Diseases, One Shot Deal Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Benjamin Barrett 1966 Freak Out! Violin
Arthur Barrow 1979–1985, 1988, 1991–1992, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, We're Only in It for the Money (1985 Remix), Cruising with Ruben & the Jets (1985 Remix), Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, Trance-Fusion, Buffalo, One Shot Deal Bass, Organ, Keyboards, Guitar, Synth, Vocals
Massimo Bassoli 1987, 1989 Uncle Meat (1987 Version), You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 Voice, Vocals
Edwin V. Beach 1966 Freak Out! Cello
Bobby Beausoleil 1966 Freak Out! Vocals
Adrian Belew 1977–1978, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2008 Sheik Yerbouti, Baby Snakes, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Have I Offended Someone?, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Trance-Fusion, One Shot Deal Guitar, Vocals
Norma Jean Bell 1975, 1996 Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute Alto sax, Vocals
Arnold Belnick 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin
Harold G. Bemko 1968 Lumpy Gravy Cello
Max Bennett 1969, 1970, 1978, 1996, 2004 Hot Rats, Chunga's Revenge, Studio Tan, The Lost Episodes, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc Bass
John Bergamo 1978, 1978, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Zappa in New York, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Percussions
Charles Berghofer 1968 Lumpy Gravy Bass
Paul Bergstrom 1966 Freak Out! Cello
John Berkman 1978, 1996 Studio Tan, Läther Piano
Rodney Bingenheimer 1987 Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version) Voice
Jimmy Carl Black 1966–1971, 1981, 1988, 1966, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2004 Freak Out!, Absolutely Free, We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, 200 Motels, You Are What You Is, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Ahead of Their Time, The Lost Episodes, Have I Offended Someone?, Joe's Corsage Drums, Trumpet, Vocals
James E. Bond 1968 Lumpy Gravy Bass
Monica Boscia 1968, 1985, 1994 Lumpy Gravy, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Civilization, Phaze III Voice
Andreas Böttger 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Percussions
Pierre Boulez 1984 Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger Conductor
Dale Bozzio 1979, 1984, 1996, 1997 Joe's Garage, Thing-Fish, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Have I Offended Someone? Voice, Vocals
Terry Bozzio 1975–1979, 1981, 1984, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 Bongo Fury, Zoot Allures, Zappa in New York, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, Sheik Yerbouti, Orchestral Favorites, Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Baby Snakes, Thing-Fish, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, FZ:OZ, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Trance-Fusion, One Shot Deal Drums, Vocals
Michael Brecker 1976, 1978, 1992, 1996, 1997 Zappa in New York, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Have I Offended Someone? Tenor saxophone, Flute
Randy Brecker 1976, 1978, 1992, 1996, 1997 Zappa in New York, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Have I Offended Someone? Trumpet
Don Brewer 1978, 1996 Studio Tan, Läther Bongos
Arthur E. Briegleb 1968, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal French horn
Napoleon Murphy Brock 1973–1976, 1979, 1973, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2004, 2007, 2008 Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury, Zoot Allures, Sheik Yerbouti, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, FZ:OZ, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Saxophone, Flute, Vocals
Jack Bruce 1974 Apostrophe (') Bass
Phyllis Bryn-Julson 1971 200 Motels Vocals
Dennis Budimir 1968 Lumpy Gravy Guitar
Paul C. Buff 1996 The Lost Episodes Fuzz bass
Eric Buxton 1988 Broadway the Hard Way Voice
Bill Byers 1972 Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo Trombone, Baritone horn

C[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Robert "Frog" Camarena 1974–1975, 2014 Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, Bongo Fury, Joe's Camouflage Vocals, Guitar
Frankie Capp 1968 Lumpy Gravy Drums
Paul Carman 1988, 1991, 1992, 2006 Broadway the Hard Way, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Trance-Fusion Saxophone
Chuck Carter 1985, 1996 The Lost Episodes Saxophone, Flute
Roy Caton 1966 Freak Out! Saxophone, Flute
Donald Christlieb 1968, 1996 Lumpy Gravy, The Lost Episodes Saxophone, Flute
Gene Cipriano 1968 Lumpy Gravy Woodwinds
Eric Clapton 1968 We're Only in It for the Money Voice
Lee Clement 1972 The Grand Wazoo Gong
Lisa Cohen 1967 Absolutely Free Voice
Vinnie Colaiuta 1978–1981, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, The Man from Utopia, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, Trance-Fusion, Buffalo, One Shot Deal Drums, Voice
Brad Cole 1984 Them or Us Piano
Ray Collins 1965–1970, 1974, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006 Freak Out!, Absolutely Free, Lumpy Gravy, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Uncle Meat, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Apostrophe ('), You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, The Lost Episodes, Joe's Corsage, Joe's XMASage Tambourine, Harmonica, Vocals
Ronnie Cuber 1976, 1978, 1992, 1996, 1997 Zappa in New York, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Läther, Have I Offended Someone? Saxophone, Clarinet
Warren Cuccurullo 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2008 Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Baby Snakes, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, Trance-Fusion, One Shot Deal Guitar, Electric sitar, Vocals
Louis Cuneo 1968, 1981, 1994 Lumpy Gravy, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Civilization, Phaze III Voice

D[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Friedemann Dähn 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Cello
Jay Daversa 1978, 1996 Studio Tan, Läther Trumpet
Vincent DeRosa 1968 Lumpy Gravy French horn
Eugene Di Novi 1966 Freak Out! French horn
Uwe Dierksen 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Trombone, Voice
Joseph DiFiore 1968 Lumpy Gravy Viola
Alvin Dinkin 1967 Absolutely Free Viola
Roland Diry 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Clarinet
Alex Dmochowski 1972, 1974, 1996, 2004 Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Apostrophe ('), The Lost Episodes, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage Bass, Vocals
Stefan Dohr 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely French horn, Voice
Chuck Domanico 1985, 1996 The Lost Episodes Bass
Bobby Dubow 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Violin
David E. Duke 1968, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal French horn
George Duke 1970–1975, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2007 Chunga's Revenge, 200 Motels, Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, Them or Us, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Playground Psychotics, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Keyboards, Vocals
Earle Dumler 1972, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 The Grand Wazoo, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Imaginary Diseases, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Woodwinds
Aynsley Dunbar 1970–1972, 1974, 1972, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1996, 2004 Chunga's Revenge, Fillmore East - June 1971, 200 Motels, Just Another Band from L.A., Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Apostrophe ('), Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version), You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Playground Psychotics, The Lost Episodes, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage Drums, Percussions, Voice
Tony Duran 1972, 1974, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Apostrophe ('), Joe's Domage, Imaginary Diseases, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Guitar

E[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Jesse Ehrlich 1968 Lumpy Gravy Cello
Joan Elardo 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2006 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Oboe, English horn
Don Ellis 1967 Absolutely Free Trumpet
Jock Ellis 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2006 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Trombone
Alan Estes 1968, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2006 Lumpy Gravy, The Grand Wazoo, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Percussions
Gene P. Estes 1966, 1968 Freak Out!, Lumpy Gravy Percussions
Roy Estrada 1966–1970, 1972, 1976, 1982–1984, 1988, 1989, 1991–1997, 2004 Freak Out!, Absolutely Free, We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Zoot Allures, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Baby Snakes, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Ahead of Their Time, Civilization, Phaze III, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, FZ:OZ, Joe's Corsage, QuAUDIOPHILIAc Bass, Vocals
Virgil Evans 1966 Freak Out! Trumpet

F[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Dick Fegy 1983 The Man from Utopia Mandolin
Victor Feldman 1968 Lumpy Gravy Percussions
Janet-Neville Ferguson Hof 1970, 1972, 1987 Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version) Vocals
Glenn Ferris 2006, 2007, 2008 Imaginary Diseases, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Trombone, Euphonium
Thomas Fichter 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Bass
Jim Fielder 1967 Absolutely Free Guitar
Floyd 2005 Joe's XMASage Vocals
William Formann 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Woodwinds
Chuck Foster 1965, 1996 The Lost Episodes Trumpet
Bruce Fowler 1972–1981, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2004, 1992, 2007, 2008 Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, Bongo Fury, Zoot Allures, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, Broadway the Hard Way, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Imaginary Diseases, Trance-Fusion, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Trombone
Tom Fowler 1973–1975, 1978, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2007, 2008 Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, Bongo Fury, Studio Tan, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Bass
Walt Fowler 1974, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1992 Roxy & Elsewhere, Broadway the Hard Way, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Civilization, Phaze III, Trance-Fusion Trumpet, Flugel horn, Keyboards, Voice
Kim Fowley 1966 Freak Out! Hypophone

G[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
John Leon Bunk Gardner 1967–1970, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993 Absolutely Free, We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, Ahead of Their Time Woodwinds
Buzz Gardner 1970, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993 Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 Trumpet, Vocals
Lowell George 1969–1970, 1988, 1991, 1992 Hot Rats, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 Guitar, Vocals
Jim Getzoff 1967, 1968 Absolutely Free, Lumpy Gravy Violin
Terry Gilliam 1966, 1967 Freak Out!, Absolutely Free Voice, Noises
Chuck Glave 1996 The Lost Episodes Drums
Susie Glover 1974 Apostrophe (') Vocals
Gene Goe 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Trumpet
Phillip Goldberg 1968 Lumpy Gravy Viola
Pamela Goldsmith 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Viola
Jim Gordon 1972, 1974, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008 Apostrophe ('), Imaginary Diseases, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Drums, Steel drums
Ralph Grierson 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Keyboards
Michael Gross 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Brass, Voice
John Guerin 1968–1970, 1974, 1996 Lumpy Gravy, Hot Rats, Chunga's Revenge, Apostrophe ('), The Lost Episodes Drums
Norman Gunston (aka Garry McDonald) 1976 FZ:OZ Harmonica, Vocals

H[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Bruce Hampton 1968 Lumpy Gravy Voice
Bob Harris 1971, 1992 Fillmore East - June 1971, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Playground Psychotics Keyboards, Vocals
Bob Harris 1980–1984, 1997, 2007 Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Them or Us, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Have I Offended Someone?, Buffalo Keyboards, Trumpet, Vocals
Don "Sugarcane" Harris 1969, 1970, 1974, 1996 Hot Rats, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Chunga's Revenge, Apostrophe ('), The Lost Episodes Violin, Organ, Vocals
Suzannah Harris 1969, 1991 Them or Us, Sleep Dirt (1991 CD Version) Vocals
Jim Haynes 1968 Lumpy Gravy Guitar
Danny Helferin 1996 The Lost Episodes Piano
Bob Henderson 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal French horn
Jeff Hollie 1979 Joe's Garage Saxophone
Geordie Hormel 1979 Joe's Garage Vocals
Dana Hughes 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Bass trombone
Paul Humphrey 1969, 1978, 1996 Hot Rats, Studio Tan, Läther Drums
Ralph Humphrey 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2008 Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Have I Offended Someone?, One Shot Deal Drums
Huun-Huur-Tu 1994 Civilization, Phaze III Vocals
Harry Hyams 1968 Lumpy Gravy Viola

I[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Elliot Ingber 1966, 1968, 1992, 1996 Freak Out!, Lumpy Gravy, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, The Lost Episodes Guitar
Barbara Issak 1979 Joe's Garage Vocals

J[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Fred Jackson, Jr. 1972 The Grand Wazoo Woodwinds
Jules Jacob 1968 Lumpy Gravy Woodwinds
Janschi 1985, 1996 The Lost Episodes Bass
Eddie Jobson 1976–1978, 1981, 1992, 1996, 1997 Zappa in New York, Studio Tan, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Läther, Have I Offended Someone? Keyboards, Violin, Vocals
John Johnson 1966 Freak Out! Tuba
Plas Johnson 1966 Freak Out! Saxophone
Pete Jolly 1968 Lumpy Gravy Keyboards

K[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Armand Kaproff 1967 Absolutely Free Cello
Carol Kaye 1966 Freak Out! 12-string guitar
Howard Kaylan 1970–1972, 1988, 1989, 1992 Chunga's Revenge, Fillmore East - June 1971, 200 Motels, Just Another Band from L.A., You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 Vocals, Percussions
Raymond Kelley 1966, 1968 Freak Out!, Lumpy Gravy Cello
Gary Kellgren 1968 We're Only in It for the Money Voice
Harold Kelling 1968 Lumpy Gravy Voice
Mike Keneally 1988, 1991, 1992, 2006 Broadway the Hard Way, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Trance-Fusion Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Jerome A. Kessler 1968, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2008 Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Cello
Kaigal-ool Khovalyg 1994 Civilization, Phaze III Vocals
John Kilgore 1968, 1981, 1985, 1994 Lumpy Gravy, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Civilization, Phaze III Voice
Pete Kleinow 1972 Waka/Jawaka Pedal steel
Alexander Koltun 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin
Hermann Kretzschmar 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Piano, Harpsichord, Celeste, Voice
Marty Krystall 1983 The Man from Utopia Saxophone
Bernard Kundell 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin
William Kurasch 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin

L[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Ruben Ladron de Guevara 1974, 1976 Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, Zoot Allures Vocals
Patrolman LaFamine 1996 The Lost Episodes Voice
Ricky Lancelotti 1973, 1996 Over-Nite Sensation, The Lost Episodes, Läther Vocals
Michael A. Lang 1968, 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Keyboards
Neil Le Vang 1966 Freak Out! Guitar
John Lennon 1971, 1992 Playground Psychotics Guitar, Vocals
André Lewis 1976, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2008 Zoot Allures, Sheik Yerbouti, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, FZ:OZ, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Keyboards, Vocals
Mort Libov 2007 The Dub Room Special Vocals
Martin Lickert 1971, 1992 200 Motels, Playground Psychotics Bass, Voice
David Logeman 1981, 1989, 1991 Tinseltown Rebellion, You Are What You Is, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4 Drums
Wayne Lyles 1996 The Lost Episodes Voice

M[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Arthur Maebe 1966, 1968 Freak Out!, Lumpy Gravy Brass
Elwood Madeo 1996 The Lost Episodes Voice
Leonard Malarsky 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin
Al Malkin 1979, 1997 Joe's Garage, Have I Offended Someone? Vocals
Tom Malone 1978, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 Zappa in New York, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Läther, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, Imaginary Diseases, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Brass
Ed Mann 1977–1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 Zappa in New York, Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Baby Snakes, London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 1, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Jazz from Hell, London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 2, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, Broadway the Hard Way, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Trance-Fusion, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Percussions, Vocals
Shelly Manne 1968 Lumpy Gravy Drums
Lou Marini 1972, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2003 Zappa in New York, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Läther, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween Woodwinds
Jose Salvador Marquez 1972–1974, 1976, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2007, 2008 Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Zoot Allures, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Have I Offended Someone?, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Brass, Vocals
Tommy Mars 1977–1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Baby Snakes, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version), Jazz from Hell, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Trance-Fusion, Buffalo, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Keyboards, Vocals
Bobby Martin 1981–1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2008 Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Baby Snakes, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Does Humor Belong in Music?, Jazz from Hell, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, Broadway the Hard Way, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Have I Offended Someone?, Trance-Fusion, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals
Lincoln Mayorga 1968 Lumpy Gravy Keyboards
Bill Mays 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Clavinet
Les McCann 1966 Freak Out! Piano
Lew McCreary 1968 Lumpy Gravy Trombone
Kurt McGettrick 1988, 1991, 1992, 2006 Broadway the Hard Way, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Trance-Fusion Saxophone
JoAnn McNab 1968, 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, One Shot Deal Bassoon
Malcolm McNab 1968, 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008 Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, Imaginary Diseases, One Shot Deal Trumpet
Edward Meares 1978, 1996 Studio Tan, Läther Bass
Jay Migliori 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Clarinet, Saxophone
Todd Miller 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal French horn
Catherine Milliken 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Oboe, English horn, Didgeridoo, Voice
Meredith Monk 1987 Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version) Voice
Tommy Morgan 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Harmonica
Victor Morosco 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Clarinet, Saxophone
Billy Mundi 1967–1970, 1992 Absolutely Free, We're Only in It for the Money, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 Drums
Ron Myers 1996 The Lost Episodes Trombone

N[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Ted Nash 1968 Lumpy Gravy Woodwinds
Lou Anne Neill 1976, 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Zoot Allures, Zappa in New York, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Harp

O[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Patrick O'Hearn 1978–1984, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 Zappa in New York, Sleep Dirt, Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, Baby Snakes, Them or Us, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Trance-Fusion, One Shot Deal Bass, Vocals
Lady Bianca 1978 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Philly '76 Vocals and Keyboard
David Ocker 1976, 1981, 1983, 1984, 2004 Sheik Yerbouti, You Are What You Is, London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 1, Francesco Zappa, London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 2, QuAUDIOPHILIAc Clarinet, Synclavier
Lucy Offerall 1987 Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version) Voice
Rumi Ogawa-Helferich 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Percussions, Vocals
Franck Ollu 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Brass, Voice
Yoko Ono 1971, 1992 Playground Psychotics Vocals
Tony Ortega 1972, 2004 The Grand Wazoo, Joe's Domage Woodwinds
Shuggie Otis 1969 Hot Rats Bass
Charles M. Owens 1972, 2007 Wazoo Woodwinds

P[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Les Papp 2005 Joe's XMASage Drums
Don Pardo 1976, 1978, 1996 Zappa in New York, Läther Narration
Linda Sue Parker 1976, 1997 Zoot Allures, Have I Offended Someone? Vocals
Dave Parlato 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 Zoot Allures, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Imaginary Diseases, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Bass
Marty Perellis 1989 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 Voice
Richard Perissi 1968 Lumpy Gravy French horn
Joel Peskin 1972 Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo Woodwinds
Kris Peterson 1972 Waka/Jawaka[1] Vocals
Charlie Phillips 1968 Lumpy Gravy Voice
Mark Pinske 1981 You Are What You Is Voice
Jim Pons 1971, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 Fillmore East - June 1971, 200 Motels, Just Another Band from L.A., You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Playground Psychotics Bass, Vocals
Jean-Luc Ponty 1968, 1973, 1974, 1981, 1992, 1996, 2008 Hot Rats, Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, One Shot Deal Violin
Thomas Poole 1968 Lumpy Gravy Percussions
Lisa Popeil 1982, 1992 Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 Vocals
Roy Poper 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Trumpet
Don Preston 1966–1974, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2004 Absolutely Free, We're Only in It for the Money, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Fillmore East - June 1971, Just Another Band from L.A., Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Roxy & Elsewhere, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Playground Psychotics, Ahead of Their Time, The Lost Episodes, QuAUDIOPHILIAc Keyboards, Vocals
George F. Price 1966, 1968 Freak Out!, Lumpy Gravy French horn

R[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Tom Raney 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Percussions
Michael Rapaport 1994 Civilization, Phaze III Voice
Mac Rebennack 1966 Freak Out! Piano
Ray Reed 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Woodwinds
Kurt Reher 1966 Freak Out! Cello
Jerome J. Reisler 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin
Emil Richards 1968, 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Percussions
Lyle Ritz 1968 Lumpy Gravy Bass
Trefoni Rizzi 1968 Lumpy Gravy Guitar
Tony Rodriquenz 1996 The Lost Episodes Saxophone
Rainer Römer 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Percussions
Linda Ronstadt 1987 Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version) Voice
John Rotella 1966–1969, 1972, 1978, 1996 Freak Out!, Absolutely Free, Lumpy Gravy, The Grand Wazoo, Studio Tan, Läther Woodwinds
Alan Rubin 2003 Halloween Trumpet
Jürgen Ruck 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Guitar, Banjo
Peter Rundel 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Violin

S[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Claudia Sack 1993, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Everything Is Healing Nicely Violin
Bobby Saldana 2005 Joe's XMASage Bass
Dave Samuels 1976, 1978, 1992, 1996, 1997 Zappa in New York, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Läther, Have I Offended Someone? Percussions
Sheldon Sanov 1978, 1996 Studio Tan, Läther Violin
Emmet Sargeant 1966 Freak Out! Cello
Lewis Saul 1989 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 Voice
Joseph Saxon 1966, 1968 Freak Out!, Lumpy Gravy Cello
Ralph Schaeffer 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin
Jürgen Ruck 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Bassoon
Leonard Selic 1968 Lumpy Gravy Viola
Ron Selico 1969 Hot Rats Drums
Lakshminarayana Shankar 1992, 1999, 2003 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Everything Is Healing Nicely, Halloween Violin
Sidney "Sid" Sharp 1968 We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy Conductor
Archie Shepp 1991 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4 Saxophone
Kay Sherman 2005 Joe's XMASage Voice
Jim Sherwood 1966–1970, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 Freak Out!, We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, You Are What You Is, Thing-Fish, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, Ahead of Their Time, Civilization, Phaze III, Läther Saxophone, Percussions, Vocals
David Shostac 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Flute, Saxophone
Kenneth Shroyer 1968, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2008 Lumpy Gravy, Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Brass
Jeff Simmons 1969–1974, 1988, 1992 Chunga's Revenge, Waka/Jawaka, Roxy & Elsewhere, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Playground Psychotics Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Mark Simone 2003 Halloween Voice
Linda Sims 1973, 1974, 1997 Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, Have I Offended Someone? Vocals
Daryl Smith 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Tuba, Voice
Paul Smith 1968 Lumpy Gravy Keyboards
Marshall Sosson 1967 Absolutely Free Violin
Craig Steward 1979, 1981, 1983 Joe's Garage, You Are What You Is, The Man from Utopia Harmonica
Sting 1988 Broadway the Hard Way Vocals
Sheridan Stokes 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Flute, Saxophone
Wolfgang Stryi 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Woodwinds
Stumuk 1979, 1987 Joe's Garage, Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version) Saxophone, Voice
Hilary Sturt 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Viola, Voice
Michael Svoboda 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Trombone, Euphonium, Didgeridoo, Alphorn, Conch, Voice

T[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Ernie Tack 1972 The Grand Wazoo Brass
Mathias Tacke 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Violin
Thomas J. Tedesco 1968 Lumpy Gravy Guitar
Detlef Tewes 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Mandolin
Chester Thompson 1973–1975, 1978, 1979, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2008 Roxy & Elsewhere, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Drums
Randy Thornton 1976, 1997, 2004 Sheik Yerbouti, Have I Offended Someone?, QuAUDIOPHILIAc Vocals
Scott Thunes 1981–1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Does Humor Belong in Music?, Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version), Jazz from Hell, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, Broadway the Hard Way, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Have I Offended Someone?, Trance-Fusion, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Gilma Townley 1968, 1994 Lumpy Gravy, Civilization, Phaze III Voice
John Townley 1968 Lumpy Gravy Voice
Bobby Tricarico 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Bassoon
Arthur Dyer Tripp III 1968–1970, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996 Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, Ahead of Their Time, The Lost Episodes Drums, Percussions, Voice
Tina Turner 1973, 1974, 1997 Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Have I Offended Someone? Vocals

U[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Ian Underwood 1967–1976, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2004, 2007, 2008 We're Only in It for the Money, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, Uncle Meat, Hot Rats, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Chunga's Revenge, Fillmore East - June 1971, 200 Motels, Just Another Band from L.A., Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Zoot Allures, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Playground Psychotics, Ahead of Their Time, The Lost Episodes, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Woodwinds, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals
Ruth Underwood 1969–1979, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2008 Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, 200 Motels, Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, One Size Fits All, Zoot Allures, Zappa in New York, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, Thing-Fish, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Have I Offended Someone?, The Dub Room Special, Wazoo, One Shot Deal Percussions, Synthesizer

V[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Steve Vai 1981–1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2008 Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Jazz from Hell, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Have I Offended Someone?, Imaginary Diseases, Buffalo, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Guitar, Vocals
David Van Asch 1971 200 Motels Conductor
Don Van Vliet 1969, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1984, 1991, 1996 Hot Rats, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury, Zoot Allures, Orchestral Favorites, Thing-Fish, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, The Lost Episodes Harmonica, Saxophone, Vocals
Jeannie Vassoir 1966 Freak Out! Voice
Kin Vassy 1973, 1997 Over-Nite Sensation, Have I Offended Someone? Vocals
Henry Vestine 2004 Joe's Corsage Guitar
Alfred Viola 1968 Lumpy Gravy Guitar
Mark Volman 1970, 1972, 1988, 1989, 1992 Chunga's Revenge, Fillmore East - June 1971, 200 Motels, Just Another Band from L.A., You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Playground Psychotics Vocals, Percussions, Guitar

W[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Chad Wackerman 1981–1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2008 Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 1, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, We're Only in It for the Money (1985 Remix), Cruising with Ruben & the Jets (1985 Remix), Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Does Humor Belong in Music?, Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version), Jazz from Hell, London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 2, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, Broadway the Hard Way, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, Uncle Meat (1991 CD Version), You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Läther, Have I Offended Someone?, Trance-Fusion, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Drums, Percussions
Don Waldrop 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Brass
Nelcy Walker 1969 Uncle Meat Vocals
Denny Walley 1975–1988, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2008 Bongo Fury, Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Are What You Is, Thing-Fish, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, Trance-Fusion, One Shot Deal Guitar, Vocals
Caronga Ward 1996 The Lost Episodes Bass
Johnny "Guitar" Watson 1975, 1984, 1985, 1997 One Size Fits All, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Have I Offended Someone? Guitar, Vocals
Kenneth Watson 1966, 1968 Freak Out!, Lumpy Gravy Percussions
Ernie Watts 1972 The Grand Wazoo Saxophone
Ellen Wegner 1993, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Everything Is Healing Nicely Harp
David Wells 1966 Freak Out! Trombone
Becky Wentworth 1968, 1994 Lumpy Gravy, Civilization, Phaze III Voice
A. West 1991 The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life Voice
Robert West 1968 Lumpy Gravy Bass
Ray White 1976–1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2008 Zappa in New York, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Does Humor Belong in Music?, Jazz from Hell, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Have I Offended Someone?, Trance-Fusion, Buffalo, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Guitar, Vocals
Dietmar Wiesner 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Flutes
Ueli Wiget 1993, 1994, 1999 The Yellow Shark, Civilization, Phaze III, Everything Is Healing Nicely Keyboards, Harp
Chuck Wild 1984 Thing-Fish Piano
Kenny Williams 1996 The Lost Episodes Vocals
Ronald Lloyd Williams 1968, 1996 We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy, The Lost Episodes Vocals
Ike Willis 1978–1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, The Man from Utopia, Them or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Does Humor Belong in Music?, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, Broadway the Hard Way, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, The Lost Episodes, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, Trance-Fusion, Buffalo, One Shot Deal Guitar, Effects, Vocals
Debbie Wilson 1973, 1974, 1997 Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe ('), Roxy & Elsewhere, Have I Offended Someone? Vocals
Terry Wimberly 1996 The Lost Episodes Voice
Albert Wing 1988, 1991, 1992, 2006 Broadway the Hard Way, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, Make a Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Trance-Fusion Saxophone
John Winter 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Oboe, English horn
John Wittenberg 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Violin
Peter Wolf 1977–1983, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage, Tinseltown Rebellion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Baby Snakes, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute, Have I Offended Someone?, Halloween, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Trance-Fusion, One Shot Deal Keyboards
Lauren Wood 1972 The Grand Wazoo Vocals
Paul Woods 2005 Joe's XMASage Bass

Y[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
James Youmans 1978–1979, 1996 One Size Fits All, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, Läther Bass, Guitar
Graham Young 1978, 1996 Studio Tan, Läther Trumpet

Z[edit]

Name Year(s) Appeared on Instrument
Ahmet Zappa 1981 You Are What You Is Vocals
Bobby Zappa 1996 The Lost Episodes Guitar
Carl Zappa 1987 Uncle Meat (1987 CD Version) Voice
Dweezil Zappa 1984–1986, 1989, 1994 Them or Us, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Does Humor Belong in Music?, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, Civilization, Phaze III Guitar, Voice
Moon Unit Zappa 1981–1985, 1994, 1997 You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, Them or Us, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Civilization, Phaze III, Have I Offended Someone? Vocals
Allan Zavod 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2006 Does Humor Belong in Music?, Guitar, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6, Have I Offended Someone?, Trance-Fusion Keyboards
Michael Zearott 1978–1981, 1996, 2004, 2008 Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, Joe's Domage, One Shot Deal Piano, Conductor
Tibor Zelig 1968 Lumpy Gravy Violin
Bob Zimmitti 1972 The Grand Wazoo Percussions
James C. Zito 1968 Lumpy Gravy Trumpet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detroit soul singer Kris Peterson recalls working on Waka/Jawaka". Archive.org. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 

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