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Dog Breath Variations - Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark (CD, Album)

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  1. The Yellow Shark: Ensemble Modern Frank Zappa. out of 5 stars 7. Audio CD. Zappa In New York [40th Anniversary][5 CD] Frank Zappa. out of 5 stars Audio CD. $ The Yellow shark has some recognisable Mothers pieces such as Dog Breath Variations which fans will recognise and which will tease you in to the piece. The /5(40).
  2. The piece appeared on a later album, Just Another Band from L.A., a live concert recording by Zappa and the Mothers, where it is subjected to several variations. This version provided the basis for the various "Dog Breath Variations" arrangements, which besides the two mentioned include those for full symphony orchestra, small electric band.
  3. Listen free to Frank Zappa – The Yellow Shark (Intro, Dog Breath Variations and more). 19 tracks (). The Yellow Shark is an album of orchestral music by Frank Zappa. Released in November , it was the last Zappa album to appear in his lifetime, almost exactly a month before he died of the cancer from which he had suffered for several years.
  4. This is one of the very best recordings of Frank Zappa’s classical chamber music, along with “The Perfect Stranger” [however, I have not kept up with many of the posthumous releases, some of which look intriguing: e. g. Everything Is Healing Nicely, Ensemble Modern (); Perfect Strangers, Søndergård conducting The Norwegian Radio Orchestra (); Motels, The Suites, Los Angeles.
  5. This CD, named for a plexiglas fish given to Zappa in , culls live recordings from the Ensemble Modern's program of the composer's music. The range of pieces goes from string quartets ("None of the Above") to ensemble works, from very challenging contemporary classical to old Zappa favorites.
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  7. The Yellow Shark is simultaneously Zappa's least compromised recording, and an album of Zappa music for people who, until now, have hated Zappa music. For the rest of .
  8. Around Zappa re-arranged "Uncle Meat ()" and "The dog breath variations" for his jazz ensemble as "Dog/Meat" (see the image below for a sample). This version was also used for the execution on "YCDTOSA vol. II" and this performance on "Yellow shark".