Frank Zappa: Black Napkins

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Did Frank write this after he composed the Black page on his Synclaver prior to giving it to the band to learn , just to up the anxiety level of the player or as a knock knock joke in the real?


and a solo piano performance of the piece The Black Page, revealing Frank abilities to compose beautiful melodies

Another Beautiful performance of the Black Page on solo piano
 
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Did Frank write this after he composed the Black page on his Synclaver prior to giving it to the band to learn , just to up the anxiety level of the player or as a knock knock joke in the real?


and a solo piano performance of the piece The Black Page, revealing Frank abilities to compose beautiful melodies

Another Beautiful performance of the Black Page on solo piano



Did Frank write this after he composed the Black page on his Synclaver prior to giving it to the band to learn , just to up the anxiety level of the player or as a knock knock joke in the real?


and a solo piano performance of the piece The Black Page, revealing Frank abilities to compose beautiful melodies

Another Beautiful performance of the Black Page on solo piano


When I first heard King Kong the album by Jean Luc Ponte way back in my twenties long long ago I learned that that Frank wrote beautiful melodies. When the melodies were not slicked and diced then feed through a Cuisinart shuffled and passed out as if at random to the players... Jean Luc Pontes Recording of Franks music is superb.
Jean Luc Pontes playing for me is a wonderful treat, and yes he can tear it up with style and grace.
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Without digging out all my CDs, I'm pretty sure these were both composed before the Synclavier was invented...
O.K , I was joking about that but Franks use of the Synclaver to screw with the help, he used To like to play the leee-tall jokes remember Adrian Belew in the WACs Uniform for a whole tour.....
 

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When my oldest brother came home with the album "We're only in it for the money" in 68 or 69 I thought oh boy Mom and Dad are right, if you smoke pot you lose your mind. And about two years later I was following in my brothers foot steps and got in to Franks music......Funny thing though, Frank NEVER touched any drugs, a true genius. Me on the other hand had to dabble in "Space Cadet" mode to start to understand and appreciate it. Sad we lost the Muffin man way to early.
 




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