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://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. When Yuppies Go to Hellhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Fire and Chainshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Let's Make the Water Turn Blackhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Harry, You're a Beasthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. The Orange County Lumber Truckhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Oh Nohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Theme from 'Lumpy Gravy'http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Eat That Questionhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Black Napkinshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Big Swiftyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. King Konghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Star Wars Won't Workhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. The Black Pagehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. T'Mershi Duweenhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Dupree's Paradisehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. City of Tiny Liteshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Royal March from l'Histoire du Soldathttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. Theme from 'The Bartok Piano Concerto #3http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. Sinister Footwear, 2nd Movementhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Stevie's Spankinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Alien Orificehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. Cruisin' for Burgershttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  24. Romance Advancehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  25. Strictly Genteelhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmake-a-jazz-noise-here-live%252Fid549890496%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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