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Bozzio and Metropole Orkest: Chamber Works

A formidable orchestral work by the one-time Frank Zappa sideman who put his stamp on Zappa’s notoriously challenging drum feature “The Black Page,” this collaboration with Holland’s 60-piece Metropole Orkest shows the influence of Bozzio’s former mentor as well as Zappa’s own hero, classical composer Edgard Varèse. In five movements composed for drum set and orchestra, Bozzio plays virtuosic unison lines with the strings and wind instruments, executed with signature dexterity and dazzling speed on tuned tom-toms, snare and bass drums, hi-hat and cymbals.

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