Jazz & Pop
Vol. 6 No. 9
Frank Zappa (Pt I)
Interview by Frank Kofsky, pp 15-19
Frank Kofsky, pp 35-36
Another View Of The Mothers
Absolutely Free review by Frank Kofsky, pp 44-45
This is almost a Frank Zappa issue. Includes a cover picture of Frank Zappa and Archie Shepp; three articles by Frank Kofsky (small picture) – (a) a very interesting interview reprinted later in a book Rock Giants, (b) another article The Scene with many Zappa references, (c) Absolutely Free review; a photo of MOI with Archie Shepp; full page Absolutely Free ad; Hagstrom guitars ad on back cover.
Vol. 7 No. 8
My Brother Is An Italian Mother
By Carl Zappa, 2 pp (30-31)
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It was about 10:30 p.m. on a Sunday, May 5, when I phoned Los Angeles to see if my brother, Frank had arrived from New York. The phone rang several times before anyone answered, but when someone did, it was Frank. It was good hearing his voice again, especially since it was only costing me thirty-five cents for the firths three minutes, plus tax. He told me about some of his latest business ventures, how glad he was to be back in California, and how bizarre his newly rented pad was. We exchanged greetings for our respective wives, and agreed to meet on Tuesday after he had gotten somewhat settled. (read more)
slime.oofytv.set: Regional correspondent for L.A. is C.R. Zappa; same in the August 70 issue.
Ruby: Tell us about what you're doing now, which excites me very much, and sort of the history of how you got involved with Zubin Mehta and what you're going to be doing on May 15th.
Zappa: That was brought about by a chance meeting at KPFK. I was with David Raksin. Do you know him?
Zappa: A very nice man. He was going to introduce me to Mehta because I'd been pissing and moaning about how hard it was to get a piece of music played by air orchestra. So he just sort of undertook to help me get that to happen. I met Mehta and Fleishman during this radio interview that was in progress at KPFK and we went in there and joined them and started yakking it up on the air. After it was over, I talked to Mehta for about ten minutes, during which – he probably won't remember – he commissioned me to write a piece of music for the 1971 season – just sort of offhand. I Said, "Well. I got this other thing that's been sitting around for awhile. Do you want to take a look at it?" (read more)