Electric Cello and 8 percussionists ... play the music of Frank Zappa
After the "Yellow String Quartet", the "Monster Movies with The Brains" and with his "Onomatopoeia Perturbation Consort", Fried Dähn is back with something completely new, that will blow your mind. With "The Skin of Clazz" Fried and his cello are taking the challenge to deal with eight (!) percussionists.
Fried Dähn worked with Zappa personally as a member of the Ensemble Modern in the last years before Zappas far too early death. You can hear him with his cello on the albums "The Yellow Shark", "Civilization Phaze III" and "Everything Is Healing Nicely".
Although Zappa was thrown out of his first band as a drummer, because he worked the cymbals too much, his fondness for drumming is evident through his entire compositional work from the early sixties until his modern "serious" works for orchestra. Thus compositions like "Echidna's Arf", "Don't you ever wash the thing", "Dupree's Paradise", "RDNZL", "Approximate" and of course the legendary "Black Page" - only to name a few - are very suitable for the enormous world of percussion instruments.
The eight percussionists not only play the well-known percussion instruments such as drums, congas, timbales, timpani, djembés, etc., but also master the melody instruments such as marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel and xylophone in a virtuoso manner - seasoned with a rich exotic instrumentation such as steel pans, ballast string, sound harp, aquaphone, miraphone, concrete mixer, garbage cans, toy guns, etc.
„Long live Ruth Underwod, Ed Mann, Terry Bozzio, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chad Wackerman, Aynsley Dunbar, Chester Thompson.....etc...“
Fried Dähn – electric cello
The Skin of Clazz
feat. Klaus Küting und Jogi Nestel
(all Drums & Percussion)