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Zapped Fugues

Michael Kieran Harvey's
tribute to Frank Zappa -
impresses
GORDON RUMSON

'The virtuosity is astounding.'

Michael Kieran Harvey Collection: 48 fugues for Frank. © 2011 Move Records

The music of Frank Zappa is probably an acquired taste. But it has been acquired by many people, including in the classical field Pierre Boulez and Michael Kieran Harvey. The former has recorded Zappa works, while the latter has taken Zappa as a springboard to his own compositions -- and in a way that does not sound at all Zappa-esque, if by that you mean the pop-stylings of Zappa's varied, but sadly truncated career.

Frank Zappa began as a pop-rock artist in the psychedelic 1960s and the mind expanding/altering/destroying effects of that era never left him. He built his roads wide (to quote Thoreau)...

Copyright © 21 August 2011 Gordon Rumson,
Calgary, Canada

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CD INFORMATION: 48 FUGUES FOR FRANK

MICHAEL KIERAN HARVEY

FRANK ZAPPA

MOVE RECORDS

PIANO

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