AI CONFINI TRA SARDEGNA E JAZZ 2016 - Sean Noonan "Zappanation"

recorded in Piazza del Nuraghe, Sant'Anna Arresi (Sardinia), Italy, on friday 2 September 2016

Harry Saltzman, saxophones
Norbert Buerger, guitar
Johnny Richards, keyboards
Michael Bardon, bass
Sean Noonan, drums and "storytelling"
with Ligeti String Quartet [Mandhira De Saram & Patrick Dawkins, violins, Richard Jones, viola, and Valerie Welbanks, cello] and Coro Corocum [contralto: Marta Melis. soprano: Alice Madeddu. tenore: Matteo Siddi. baritono: Manuel Cossu]

this is some incredible thing that mixes Gong and Zappa, a "rock-opera" so described by Noonan's site :
Mozart composed "Die Entf�hrung aus dem Serail", an Opera in the 18th century that takes place in a brothel. In 2016, Sean Noonan composes Zappanation, which is about a boy who was abandoned by his father and grows up in a swinger club. At times the libretto is absurd but always maintains the highest artistic level in the spirit of Frank Zappa ... becoming a musical journey of far-ranging sounds which combine Noonan�s wide-spectrum of musical storytelling with his discoveries from harmolodic jazz storytelling, bleeding-edge rock, and avant-garde classical music.
it could sound like bullshit but it actually works, a rock band [his Man No Longer Me electric five-piece] coupled with a string quarter and a vocal Choir from Sardinia. Also included in the folder as track 00 a radio introduction in ITALIAN with bio notes and commentaries - this intro runs for 4'26", you can skip downloading it if you don't understand italian.
a video of this performance is also available at

(00-radio introduction by Pino Saulo)
01- Overture
02- interlude
03- His Father Abandoned Him
04- Welcome to Our Swinger Club
05- Pussy Cat's Gone Wild
06- Cupid's Packing Heat
07- I am Your Pineapple
08- Inflatable Friends
09- Eat My MakeUp
10- Portrait of a Heartless Lover (He Never Cried)
11- Purge
12- bands intros

running time : 75'52" (excluding radio intros)
with intro, it would be 80'18"

FM radio broadcast by "Il Cartellone - Radio Tre Suite Jazz", Radio 3 RAI [third channell of Italian national radio], on wednesday 17 May 2017, 20:38 hours CET.
Il batterista/compositore Sean Noonan vede se stesso come un cantoutore dei giorni nostri. Con lo spirito di quei narratori africani, Noonan vaga per il mondo raccogliendo storie, leggende e folklore come un Alan Lomax punk-jazz. I tesori che trova lungo il percorso vengono filtrati attraverso la sua particolare visione per diventare suoni imprevedibili che arrivano da lontano e articolano uno spettro di suoni che Noonan combina con l�eloquenza di un bardo irlandese, i ritmi narrativi di Samuel Beckett, e la fisicit� grezza di un pugile di strada.

Lineage (FM > Hard Disc > web):
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