It's nice that you address this topic.
Firstly I believe you are aware ZPZ have performed several unreleased arrangements
some of which are now out on FZ Philly '76.
We can take a look at the many possibilities of performance but in doing so I think it is always
deserved to take a look at composition and arrangement designs the composer left for unreleased works.
The blue prints of these unreleased works can be a previous live performance by any given configuration FZ directed
but can just as easily be a bunch of notes on paper or data in a synclavier. It's not that I totally disregard rearranging
unreleased works but if at all possible whatever the "blue prints" are ZPZ or anyone should if at all possible
follow the composers intent which is the "Blue Print".
Hunchentoot is one such Zappa work that some have suggested ZPZ perform.
Regardless of the popularity quotient of this unreleased work
unfortunately DZPZ is not a 22-piece orchestra and a 10-voice chorus.
Hey it's great that fans are still looking deeper and deeper into what the composer did during his life.
Pondering new arrangements are fine but just how far do we go with rearrangement.
Last time I checked Igor Stravinsky passed away in April of 1971. If Igor has any blue prints lying around
I am sure I would be very interested to hear it. Could DZPZ rearrange Igor Stravinsky for their Core Ensemble?
Well it certainly seems they are competently capable of just about anything these days but with some works
one may think sticking closely to the vest of the composers intent carries the weight more times than not.
Hey I really don't mind some playfulness of compositional hooks being used for a given motif of amusement and artistic development
but I think a weight factor of composer intent objectives should be applied to what goes on in such performances night in and night out, show after show, year after year. When it seems the composers work is being held hostage by a circular wagon train formation it gets extremely questionable no matter what the workout is of any set of capable musicians.
Here is an example of many unreleased works. DZPZ could hire an additional keyboard & bassist and go out and perform core arrangement performances of THE BIG ONE and other 1978 Palladium Shows just as FZ had done. Let's say DZPZ got those arrangements down 100%. If DZ even added some Horns & Vibes in certain portions of the program I don't think that would take the composers intent too far off it's course. If and when DZPZ ever does that those that want to see it live and or buy a Video or CD will , those that do not find that thrilling will stay home and spend their money elsewhere. I still like going to live performances of Igor Stravinsky works. DZPZ are my modern orchestra that time and time again deliver the goods I want to help make my lifestyle complete. Frank Zappa's Rock & Roll Orchestra's stopped touring in 1988. DZPZ carries on in 2010 and no one does it quite on the level that they do since FZ left for his final tour in 1993.
DZW AUDIOhttp://www.dweezilzappaworld.com/songs/ ... rformances
I will even throw in a little Unauthorized Youtube for rarely performed amusement purposes.
Please someone with a youtube Acct, someone should notify this guy to upload these vids to DZW.
If someone is going to video a show the least they can do is share it at the Official Website.
Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa-RDNZL(part-1)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c44U8vvNW8g
Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa-RDNZL(part-2)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW_fnziEyt8&NR=1
Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa-Jones Crusher&Wonderful Wino
Dweezil Zappa jammin' at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 1/8/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR0v5A4P4tw
Not that Wonderful Wino is unreleased or never performed but
Playground Psychotics does nto seem to be one of the well know Official Releases.Give me fi-i-i-i-i-ive bucks
And a hot meal