Zooma

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Zooma
John Paul Jones - Zooma.jpg
Studio album by John Paul Jones
Released September, 1999
Recorded The Malthouse, London
Skip Saylor Studio, Los Angeles
Pedernales Studios, Spicewood, Texas
Air Studios, London
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 47:42
Label Discipline Global Mobile
Producer John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones chronology
The Sporting Life
(1994)
Zooma
(1999)
The Thunderthief
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [2]

Zooma is a 1999 instrumental rock album by John Paul Jones, best known as the bassist and keyboardist of Led Zeppelin. It is Jones' first solo album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written, composed and arranged by John Paul Jones.

No. Title Length
1. "Zooma" 5:52
2. "Grind" 5:20
3. "The Smile of Your Shadow" 5:50
4. "Goose" 4:58
5. "Bass 'N' Drums" 2:32
6. "B. Fingers" 5:26
7. "Snake Eyes" 7:32
8. "Nosumi Blues" 5:48
9. "Tidal" 4:20
10. "Fanfare for the Millennium" (bonus track for Japanese releases) 1:02

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Zooma liner notes:

  • John Paul Jones – 10 string bass (1, 4, 6, 9); 12 string bass (2, 3); 4 string bass (5, 7, 8); electric mandola (1); Kyma (1, 2, 4, 7, 9); spoken word (2); mandola (3); bass lap steel (3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10); guitars (6); organ solo (7); string arrangement and conducting (7)
  • Pete Thomasdrums (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • Paul Leary – guitar solo (1)
  • Trey Gunntouch guitar solo (2, 6)
  • Mo Jones – spoken word (2)
  • Denny Fongheiser – djembe (3); drums (5)
  • London Symphony Orchestra – strings (7)
  • Stuart Sullivan – Recording engineer
  • Richard Evans – Recording engineer
  • Brian Foraker – Recording engineer
  • Geoff Foster – Recording engineer
  • Akio Morishima – design
  • Amy & Tanveer – photography

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zooma at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1] Archived November 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.