The Furious Bongos concert promises Halloween-ish shenanigans for all
BRATTELBORO- The Furious Bongos will perform on Tuesday, November 5, at the Stone Church, 210 Main Street. The Furious Bongos are extending the season of Halloween shenanigans and observing the unofficial holiday of Frank Zappa.
When bassist and arranger Conrad St. Clair decided to tackle this project knowing Zappa drew on influences ranging from Stravinsky to Leadbelly, he felt it was important to assemble musicians with backgrounds as far-flung as Zappa’s influences. As a result, the band has a heavyweight and eclectic collective resume. The tour will also feature the amazing violinist Randal Harrison and master mallet player Matt Peters, as well as Grammy-winning Jay Frigoletto on keyboards for the first half of the tour.
The Furious Bongos tracked down hundreds of pages of transcriptions and quickly scribbled notes from former band members and other sources, painstakingly compared different versions of the songs, and even dug up copies of rare scores in Zappa’s own hand. The end result is arrangements that people won’t hear anywhere else.
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