Make a Jazz Noise Here

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Make a Jazz Noise Here
Live album by Frank Zappa
Released June 4, 1991
May 2, 1995 (reissue)
Recorded February 9 June 7, 1988
Genre jazz rock, progressive rock, art rock
Length 136:44
Label Barking Pumpkin
Producer Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life
(1991)
Make a Jazz Noise Here
(1991)
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4
(1991)
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Make a Jazz Noise Here is a live double album by Frank Zappa. It was first released in June 1991, and was the third Zappa album to be compiled of recordings from his 1988 world tour, following Broadway the Hard Way (1988) and The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991).

Album content[edit]

The album consists largely of instrumentals. Besides many of Zappa's own compositions, there are also some arrangements of Igor Stravinsky and Béla Bartók themes by his bassist, Scott Thunes. The album showcases Mike Keneally on guitar and keyboards. The drummer is Chad Wackerman, a highly regarded musician in the jazz world (he has frequently played with jazz guitarist Allan Holdsworth). A notable contribution to the mix is made by the brass section of the group: Walt Fowler (trumpet), Bruce Fowler (trombone), and saxophonists Paul Carman, Albert Wing and Kurt McGettrick. Ike Willis plays guitar and sings, along with keyboardist Bobby Martin. Ed Mann provides all the percussion and various other sounds, complementing the addition of the Synclavier, which Zappa brought on tour for the first time. In the liner notes, Zappa states that the album features no overdubs.

As is often the case, there are also many references to previous Zappa material which a first-time listener might not catch.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Stinkfoot"   7:39
2. "When Yuppies Go to Hell"   13:28
3. "Fire and Chains"   5:04
4. "Let's Make the Water Turn Black"   1:36
5. "Harry, You're a Beast"   0:47
6. "The Orange County Lumber Truck"   0:41
7. "Oh No"   4:43
8. "Theme from Lumpy Gravy"   1:11
9. "Eat That Question"   1:54
10. "Black Napkins"   6:56
11. "Big Swifty"   11:12
12. "King Kong"   13:04
13. "Star Wars Won't Work"   3:40
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "The Black Page (new age version)"   6:45
2. "T'Mershi Duween"   1:42
3. "Dupree's Paradise"   8:34
4. "City of Tiny Lights"   8:01
5. "Royal March from L'Histoire du Soldat" (Igor Stravinsky) 0:59
6. "Theme from the Bartok Piano Concerto #3" (Béla Bartók) 0:43
7. "Sinister Footwear 2nd mvt."   6:39
8. "Stevie's Spanking"   4:25
9. "Alien Orifice"   4:15
10. "Cruisin' for Burgers"   8:27
11. "Advance Romance"   7:43
12. "Strictly Genteel"   6:36

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