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Performer: Frank Zappa
Title: The Grand Wazoo
Released: 1995
Country: US
Style: Fusion
Category: Jazz / Rock
Album rating: 4.5
Votes: 569
Size MP3: 1333 mb
Size FLAC: 1302 mb
Size WMA: 1242 mb
Other formats: APE WMA TTA MP1 MP2 MPC MIDI

The Grand Wazoo is a Jazz fusion album by Frank Zappa and The Mothers, released in November 1972. It was written and recorded during Zappa's period of convalescence after being assaulted in December 1971 in London, UK. Along with its predecessor Waka/Jawaka (July 1972), this album represents Zappa's foray into big band music, the logical progression from Hot Rats (1969) (which used a much smaller lineup). This was the last release on Zappa's own Bizarre Records label.

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Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo CD (1986, Rykodisc RCD 10026) Original Japan. But I knew only one album of Zappa and The Mothers at that time and now with the information power over the net finally I read a lot of news and stories about how unique Frank Zappa as person is (and probably "has been"). That's enough to draw a conclusion that he's definitely prog. Musically this album is at par excellent with "Hot Rats".

Like its immediate predecessor, Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo was a largely instrumental jazz rock album recorded during Frank Zappa's convalescence from injuries sustained after being pushed off a concert stage. While Zappa contributes some guitar solos and occasional vocals, the focus is more on his skills as a composer and arranger. Most of the five selections supposedly form a musical representation of a story told in the liner notes about two warring musical factions, but the bottom line is that, overall, the compositions here are more memorably melodic and consistently engaging than.

Wazoo is a live album by Frank Zappa, posthumously released on October 30, 2007. It is a 2-CD set consisting of the complete concert given by "The Mothers of Invention/Hot Rats/Grand Wazoo" 20-piece big band on September 24, 1972 at the Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The material showcases Zappa's endeavors into jazz-based music, and many of the compositions were featured on the 1972 studio albums The Grand Wazoo and Waka/Jawaka and on the 1978 studio album Studio Tan. Rehearsals leading to these albums and concerts are documented on Joe's Domage (2004), while Imaginary Diseases (2006) presents live recordings with a stripped-down version of the big band named 'Petite Wazoo'.

Frank Zappa didn't invent the word "wazoo" or proliferate its usage. However, he was the first to use it in an album and song title that, surprisingly, had no accompanying lly censorable lyrics. The aural quality of the album possesses a life-affirming spirit, while the intermittent blurps, bleeps and "inside" soap opera buffoonery-once salient features amidst often brilliant instrumental interludes on earlier albums.

The Grand Wazoo, Zappa’s May 1973 LP, affirms this divine status. Less than a year prior, Waka/Jawaka took Zappa’s song writing capabilities to a larger scale. His progressions were polished a smidgen, his directions became clearer, and he and his band put together an excellent recording. Not so serious are the second and third songs on the album. For Calvin’ relieves the intensity of the opening track for the listener, but is it really necessary" Well, it may not be necessary, but this is a Frank Zappa album: you have to take the serious with the ridiculous. The saving grace of the tune is its quirky descent into a jazz/rock detonation; even at his silliest, Zappa keeps it musical, and therefore, keeps it real

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Grand Wazoo
Soloist, Guitar [Bottle-neck] – Tony DuranSoloist, Guitar [Opening Solo] – Frank ZappaSoloist, Trombone – Bill Byers*Soloist, Trumpet – Sal Marquez
2 For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) 6:06
3 Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus
Keyboards, Vocals – George DukeSoloist, Saxophone – Ernie WattsVocals – "Chunky"*Vocals, Guitar – Frank Zappa
4 Eat That Question
Gong – Lee ClementPercussion – Frank ZappaWoodwind [Multiple Toots] – Sal Marquez
5 Blessed Relief
Rhythm Guitar – Tony Duran

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rykodisc
  • Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Pressed By – Disctronics
  • Recorded At – Paramount Recording Studios
  • Remastered At – UMRK


  • Artwork [CD Repackage] – Ferenc Dobronyi
  • Bass – Erroneous
  • Brass – Ernie Tack (tracks: 1, 2), Malcolm McNabb* (tracks: 1, 2), Sal Marquez (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Brass [Multiple Trombones] – Ken Shroyer*
  • Composed By, Arranged By – Frank Zappa
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar
  • Engineer – Kerry McNabb
  • Guitar – Frank Zappa (tracks: 4, 5)
  • Illustration [Cover] – Cal Schenkel
  • Keyboards – George Duke (tracks: 4, 5)
  • Other [Brass Contractor And Spiritual Guidance] – Ken Shroyer* (tracks: 1, 2)
  • Percussion – Alan Estes (tracks: 1, 2), Bob Zimmitti (tracks: 1, 2)
  • Photography By – Barry Feinstein, Ed Caraeff, Tony Esparza
  • Producer – Frank Zappa
  • Synthesizer [Mini-moog] – Don Preston (tracks: 1, 2)
  • Technician [Special Technical Assistance] – Paul Hof
  • Vocals – Janet Neville-Ferguson* (tracks: 1, 2), Sal Marquez (tracks: 1, 2)
  • Woodwind – Tony "Bat Man" Ortega* (tracks: 1, 2), Earl Dumler (tracks: 1, 2), Fred Jackson (tracks: 1, 2), Joanne Caldwell McNabb (tracks: 1, 2), Joel Peskin (tracks: 4, 5), Johnny Rotella* (tracks: 1, 2), Mike Altschul


Digitally Remastered 1987 UMRK
FZ Approved Master 1993
Recorded at Paramount Studios, Hollywood.
Burritos: Ernie's Taco House
Pizza: Two Guys From Italy.
Barbecued dessicated chicken: Hollywood Ranch Market
Digitally re-EQ'd & remastered 1987 UMRK.

0 14431 05172 2 is the printed barcode on this version.
0 014431 051722 is the printed barcode on almost identical Disctronics mastering.

℗ 1988 Rykodisc. All Rights Reserved. © 1988, 1995 The Zappa Family Trust.
Printed in the USA
Manufactured in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 14431 05172 2
  • Barcode (String): 01443105172 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): DISCTRONICS RCD 10517 01

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MS 2093 The Mothers The Grand Wazoo ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records MS 2093 US 1972
RCD 10026 Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10026 US 1986
RS 2093 The Mothers The Grand Wazoo ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records RS 2093 New Zealand 1972
RCD 10026 Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10026 US 1986
REP 44 209, MS 2093 Frank Zappa And The Mothers Frank Zappa And The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo ‎(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records REP 44 209, MS 2093 Germany Unknown

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