Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell (1986) 2002, Japan

Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell (1986) 2002, Japan

Artist: Frank Zappa
Title: Jazz From Hell
Year Of Release: 2002-11-27 (1986-11-15)
Label: Videoarts Music (Japan)
Genre: Electronic, Jazz-Rock, Avant-Garde, Experimental
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 34:38
Total Size: 253,19 | 101,38 Mb (Full Scans)

"Jazz from Hell" is an instrumental album whose selections were all composed and recorded by Frank Zappa. It was released in 1986 by Barking Pumpkin Records on vinyl and by Rykodisc on CD. "Jazz from Hell" was Zappa's final studio album released in his lifetime; for the remaining seven years of his life, he would only release live concert albums. All compositions were executed by Frank Zappa on the Synclavier DMS with the exception of "St. Etienne", a guitar solo excerpted from a live performance Zappa gave of "Drowning Witch" during a concert in Saint-Étienne, France, on his 1982 tour. "While You Were Art II" is a Synclavier performance based on a transcription of Zappa's improvised guitar solo on the track "While You Were Out" from the album Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar . The unreleased original Synclavier performance was done using only the unit's FM synthesis, while the recording found here was Zappa's "deluxe" arrangement featuring newer samples and timbres. "Night School" was possibly named for a late-night show that Zappa pitched to ABC; the network did not pick it up. A music video was made for the song. "G-Spot Tornado", assumed by Zappa to be impossible to play by humans, would be performed by Ensemble Modern on the concert recording The Yellow Shark . Zappa won a 1988 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for this album. ~Wikipedia~
Release of this album: 1986, November, 15 [LP Barking Pumpkin Records, Cat.# ST 74205, USA]
Release of this CD: 2002, November, 27 [CD Videoarts Music (Japan), Cat.# VACK-1258 / EAN: 4988112413573]
Notes: Comes in a CD-sized papersleeve album replica (Mini-LP), with obi-strip and insert of notes mostly in Japanese.
FZ approved master, 1993. A part of 'FZ Papersleeve Edition' Series.
(p) 1986 Rykodisc. (c) 1986, 1995 The Zappa Family Trust.
Manufactured by Videoarts Music, a division of Imagica Media, Inc.
under exclusive license from Rykodisc USA.
Made in Japan


Art Direction – Frank Mulvey
Bass – Scott Thunes
Computer [Assistant] – Bob Rice
Drums – Chad Wackerman
Engineer – Bob Stone
Keyboards – Bobby Martin, Tommy Mars
Lead Guitar, Producer, Arranged By, Composed By – Frank Zappa
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Other [Public Relations] – Dennis Davidson Associates
Percussion – Ed Mann
Photography [Cover] – Greg Gorman
Rhythm Guitar – Ray White, Steve Vai


01. Night School (04:51)
02. The Beltway Bandits (03:26)
03. While You Were Art II (07:18)
04. Jazz From Hell (03:00)
05. G-Spot Tornado (03:18)
06. Damp Ankles (03:45)
07. St. Etienne (06:27) *
08. Massaggio Galore (02:33)

* - Recorded 1982 at Palais des Sports, St. Etienne, France.

Analyzed: Frank Zappa / Jazz From Hell (VACK-1258)

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.24 dB 4:51 01-Night School
DR9 -0.10 dB -9.98 dB 3:26 02-The Beltway Bandits
DR8 -0.10 dB -10.94 dB 7:18 03-While You Were Art II
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.16 dB 3:00 04-Jazz From Hell
DR11 -0.10 dB -12.53 dB 3:18 05-G-Spot Tornado
DR12 -0.10 dB -15.01 dB 3:45 06-Damp Ankles
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.42 dB 6:27 07-St. Etienne
DR11 -0.10 dB -11.86 dB 2:33 08-Massaggio Galore

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 913 kbps
Codec: FLAC


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