The wind quintet Le Concert Impromptu perform Frank Zappa compositions “King Kong” (above) and “Peaches en Regalia” (below) in these extracts from Jean-François Zygel‘s series ‘The Music Box’ with additional guest Didier Lockwood. The theme is on “Bach to the Future”, the concert impromptu interpreter of works by Bach, Reicha, Zappa and other improvisations. Originally broadcast on France 2 on August 26th, 2010.
I find it increasingly intriguing how European television broadcasters seem far more ready to broadcast groups performing Frank Zappa such as Le Concert Impromptu than their North American counterparts. I mean, I keep a eye on stations like Canada’s BRAVO and similar stations in the U.S., yet it’s always European stations that take the bold step and actually invite these groups and broadcast them.
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