The cream of London’s emerging jazz talent celebrate the life and music of iconoclast Frank Zappa.
Ever the contrarian, Zappa’s music remains fiercely progressive in the 21st century by borrowing from rock, jazz, ambient and funk fusion, all laced with an acerbic wit.
Playing tracks from the cult musician’s celebrated discography, the band will look back over a selection of records released during his lifetime. The set list will be loosely based around the infamous live album Does Humour Belong In Music? whilst additional cuts from some of his most loved albums will make an appearance. The contentious 1979 Rock Opera Joe’s Garage and it’s comedic counterpart on Zappa Records Sheik Yerbouti contribute to the show as well as a host of other cult favourites.
Nostalgic Orange is a loose and rotating collection of London’s finest improvised players led by Pyjæn’s Ben Vize.
Jonah Hitchens – Guitar/Vox
Ben Vize – Keys/Vox
Adam Chinery – Guitar/Vox
Zoe Pascal – Drums
Jonny Mansfield – Percussion
Flo Moore – Bass
James Wade-Sired – Trombone
Emma Rawicz – Sax