Dweezil Zappa: Tour Blog 2012 Part Two of 4

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A journey through Frank's music can begin for anyone at any stage of his musical output and many people don't start from the very beginning. If you ever happen to have the opportunity to explore all of Frank's work chronologically I know you will be amazed by the metamorphosis that becomes evident. That's what happened to me in 2004 when I began preparing for this project. It gave me a great sense of the totality of his musical output and how it was all galvanized through thematic coherence.

It became obvious to me that if you circled back you would be able to recognize that he had all of the ingredients that made up his unique compositional style present right from the very beginning. He adroitly implanted the thematic clues of his project object like mile markers on an infinite highway. It mutated and refined itself while simultaneously becoming laser focused as he continued his musical journey.

Another one of Frank's great talents was his ability to recognize skills and talents that were present in musicians but remained untapped or under utilized. Frank was able to coax these abilities out of people and exploit them to great effect musically. George Duke confessed he never sang before Frank's band. He never had an interest in synthesizers until Frank encouraged him to explore their parameters. more http://www.dweezilzappaworld.com/posts/1615-tour-blog-2012-part-two-of-4