I love it ... The whole thing is fascinating. I learned so much! Really well researched and written!
by Ed Palermo, whose acclaimed big band has recorded four albums of Frank Zappa’s music
Zappa’s universe continues to expand and Geoff Wills has added another dimension. In this book, he identifies the maestro’s fondness for jazz in an unpretentious and readable way that makes you want to dig deeper into the music that so evidently influenced Frank’s work.
by Andrew Greenaway, author of 'Zappa the Hard Way'
I really enjoyed this book as will everyone who likes Zappa's music and listens to jazz. If you have ever been puzzled by Zappa's dismissal of jazz despite his frequent use of it in his music, you will be delighted by Geoff Wills's account of Zappa's connection with jazz.
The author provides a convincing analysis of Zappa's ambivalence towards the music and with meticulous research he tells a thoroughly engrossing story of Zappa and his bands and describes his perverse attitude to jazz. It sent me back to my record collection to listen to the eclectic genius of Frank Zappa.
by Peter Burton