RELEASE
1991
LABEL
Rykodisc
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Jazz-Rock, Prog-Rock, Comedy Rock, Art Rock

Album Review

The third and final live album put together from recordings of Frank Zappa's 1988 concerts, the two-CD set Make a Jazz Noise Here focuses on the composer's instrumental pieces -- which are not necessarily jazzy, by the way. As for the three vocal tracks included ("Stinkfoot," "Stevie's Spanking," and "Advance Romance"), they all feature interesting solos. The set presents old favorites, like the medley "Let's Make the Water Turn Black"/"Harry, You're a Beast," "King Kong," and "The Black Page." They are well-performed, but considering the number of versions of each of them available on other recordings, they hardly constitute the main interest of this album. Zappa included more obscure tracks. Some of them had not been performed on-stage for quite a long time. Of these, "Big Swifty," "T'Mershi Duween," "Dupree's Paradise," and "Eat That Question" all turn into memorable moments. Scattered throughout the album, listeners also find a few newer compositions, some more spontaneous than others. "Fire and Chains," "When Yuppies Go to Hell," and "Star Wars Won't Work" don't represent key pieces in Zappa's works, but they add an element of surprise to the whole. Make a Jazz Noise Here contains very little stage antics and inside jokes; it concentrates on virtuoso performances of some of Zappa's best instrumental tunes.
Fran├žois Couture, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Stinkfoothttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. When Yuppies Go to Hellhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Fire and Chainshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Let's Make the Water Turn Blackhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Harry, You're a Beasthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. The Orange County Lumber Truckhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Oh Nohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Theme from 'Lumpy Gravy'http://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Eat That Questionhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Black Napkinshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Big Swiftyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. King Konghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Star Wars Won't Workhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. The Black Pagehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. T'Mershi Duweenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Dupree's Paradisehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. City of Tiny Liteshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Royal March from l'Histoire du Soldathttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Theme from 'The Bartok Piano Concerto #3http://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Sinister Footwear, 2nd Movementhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Stevie's Spankinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Alien Orificehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Cruisin' for Burgershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Romance Advancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Strictly Genteelhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-a-jazz-noise-here-live/id549890496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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