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Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell flac

  • Performer: Frank Zappa
  • Album: Jazz From Hell
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • Catalog #: RCD 10030
  • FLAC: 2408 mb | MP3: 1451 mb
  • Country: US
  • Style: Avantgarde
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 104
  • Category: Electronic / Rock
Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell flac


1Damp Ankles3:45
2While You Were Art II7:16
3St. Etienne
Bass – Scott ThunesDrums – Chad WackermanKeyboards – Bobby Martin , Tommy MarsLead Guitar – Frank ZappaPercussion – Ed MannRhythm Guitar – Ray White, Steve Vai
4G-Spot Tornado3:16
5Massagio Galore2:32
6The Beltway Bandits3:28
7Jazz From Hell3:00
8Night School4:48


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ST 74205Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell ‎(LP, Album)Barking Pumpkin RecordsST 74205US1986
0238752Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Zappa Records0238752Europe2012
31 C 064 240673 Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell ‎(LP, Album)EMI31 C 064 240673 Brazil1987
EMC 3521Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell ‎(LP, Album)EMIEMC 3521UK1986
RCD 10549Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell ‎(CD, Album, RE)RykodiscRCD 10549US1995


  • EngineerBob Stone
  • Photography By [Cover]Greg Gorman
  • Producer, Written-By, Arranged ByFrank Zappa
  • Public RelationsDennis Davidson Associates
  • Synthesizer [Synclavier Dms]Frank Zappa (tracks: 1 to 6, 8)
  • Technician [Computer Assistant]Bob Rice


CD made in canada (matrix: Disque Americ)

World-wide rights to all selections are controlled by Munchkin Music/ASCAP.
℗ 1986 Pumpko Industries Ltd.
© 1987 Rykodisc.
Manufactured and marketed by Rykodisc under exclusive License.
Manufactured in the USA.

Recorded digitally at UMRK, except "St. Etienne", recorded 1982 at Palais des Sports, St. Etienne, France.
All compositions executed on the Synclavier DMS with the exception of "St. Etienne".


  • Barcode: 0 14431 00302 8
  • Matrix / Runout: DISQUE AMERIC 818 PUMPKIN 04NF3<910>RCD10030
  • SPARS Code: [DDD]
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


  • Record Company – Kent Elektronik San. Ve Tic. A.Ş. – TCP 2472
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pumpko Industries Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Rykodisc
  • Manufactured By – Rykodisc
  • Marketed By – Rykodisc
  • Recorded At – UMRK
  • Recorded At – Palais des Sports, Saint-Etienne
  • Manufactured By – Disque Americ


In spite of its title, Jazz from Hell is anything but jazz. It rather presents melodies, harmonies and polyrhythmic complexity that are typical for Zappa's music. It's not an electronic work in today's sense, but all tracks (except track 7) are made exclusively with a Synclavier, one of the first computer drived synth.
I'd like to add that Zappa composed in the sixties some (parodic?) electroacoustic works, which are to listen in his first albums.
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