G-Spot Tornado - Ensemble Modern (Frank Zappa)
The original version of this song was released on the album Jazz From Hell by Frank Zappa and performed on a synclavier. Zappa assumed that no humans would be able to play this piece because of its complexity. In 1992, the Ensemble Modern performed it in a series of concerts that resulted in the album The Yellow Shark, which was the last Frank Zappa album released before his death in December of 1993. The Ensemble was rewarded with an extended standing ovation by the audience, who realized that they had just witnessed something Zappa himself thought to be impossible.
I’m not sure if the piece of music or the audience’s reaction to it has more of an effect on me. Even if you do not like orchestral music, it’s difficult to not recognize what’s being done here. Perfection.
Artist: Frank Zappa / Ensemble Modern
Title: G-Spot Tornado
Album: The Yellow Shark
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