The Grandmothers LIVE! Playing music of Frank Zappa feat. Mothers Of Invention members Don Preston and Bunk Gardner with Christopher Garcia
DESCRIPTION 'The music of FRANK ZAPPA, played by the musicians who where there when it was created'
Just returned from Europe, in celebration of Don Preston's 87th birthday!
In 2002, the GMOI gathered for the first time to rehearse the music of the MAESTRO for a 10 year commemoration of his passing. It was to be a one time event at the Gewendhaus in Leipzig Germany, recorded for Warner Bros in EU and filmed for the ARTE CHANNEL. Since then the band has gone on to perform over 400 concerts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland USA, and Wales proving THAT THEY STILL CAN DO THAT ON STAGE!
Don Preston (b. 1932), in addition to his work with Zappa, has performed and/or recorded with Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band, The Residents, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, Paul Bley, Carla Bley, Meredith Monk, Yusef Lateef, Charles Lloyd, John Carter and many others. He was friends with legendary inventors Harry Partch and Robert Moog and played Moog synthesizers on the soundtrack for Apocalypse Now, among many other soundtracks and studio albums. A compilation of some of Don’s previously unreleased solo electronic work from the ’60s and ’70s was released by Sub Rosa in 2012.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
END DATE Thursday, September 19, 2019
START TIME 8:00pm
END TIME 2:00am
2478 Fletcher Drive