Make a Jazz Noise Here

Make a Jazz Noise Here is a live double album by Frank Zappa. It was first released in June 1991, and was the third Zappa album to be compiled from recordings from his 1988 world tour, following Broadway the Hard Way (1988) and The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991). The album's cover art was made by Larry Grossman.

Make a Jazz Noise Here
Frank Zappa, Make A Jazz Noise Here.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedJune 4, 1991
May 2, 1995 (reissue)
RecordedFebruary 9 – June 7, 1988
Genrejazz rock, progressive rock, art rock
LabelBarking Pumpkin
ProducerFrank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life
Make a Jazz Noise Here
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Album contentEdit

The album consists largely of instrumentals. Besides many of Zappa's own compositions, there are also some arrangements of Igor Stravinsky and Béla Bartók themes by his bassist, Scott Thunes. The album showcases Mike Keneally on guitar and keyboards. The drummer is Chad Wackerman, a highly regarded musician in the jazz world (he has frequently played with jazz guitarist Allan Holdsworth). A notable contribution to the mix is made by the brass section of the group: Walt Fowler (trumpet), Bruce Fowler (trombone), and saxophonists Paul Carman, Albert Wing and Kurt McGettrick. Ike Willis plays guitar and sings, along with keyboardist Bobby Martin. Ed Mann provides all the percussion and various other sounds, complementing the addition of the Synclavier, which Zappa brought on tour for the first and only time (In the midst of the 1988 tour, Zappa fired the bulk of his band and cancelled the remaining tour primarily due to infighting between specific band members). In the liner notes, Zappa states that the album features no overdubs.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

Disc one
2."When Yuppies Go to Hell"13:28
3."Fire and Chains"5:04
4."Let's Make the Water Turn Black"1:36
5."Harry, You're a Beast"0:47
6."The Orange County Lumber Truck"0:41
7."Oh No"4:43
8."Theme from Lumpy Gravy"1:11
9."Eat That Question"1:54
10."Black Napkins"6:56
11."Big Swifty"11:12
12."King Kong"13:04
13."Star Wars Won't Work"3:40
Disc two
1."The Black Page (new age version)"6:45
2."T'Mershi Duween"1:42
3."Dupree's Paradise"8:34
4."City of Tiny Lights"8:01
5."Royal March from L'Histoire du Soldat" (Igor Stravinsky)0:59
6."Theme from the Bartok Piano Concerto #3" (Béla Bartók)0:43
7."Sinister Footwear 2nd mvt."6:39
8."Stevie's Spanking"4:25
9."Alien Orifice"4:15
10."Cruisin' for Burgers"8:27
11."Advance Romance"7:43
12."Strictly Genteel"6:36



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