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Ian Underwood, born 5/22/1939 in New York, NY was the 'multi-instrumentalist' Zappa had been seeking in the late 60's to more fully present his musical ideas. Ian's "story" of meeting and joining Zappa is chronicled in the track [[Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live On Stage In Copenhagen)|Ian Underwood Whips It Out]] on the [[Uncle Meat]] release.  
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'''Ian Underwood''' (New York, NY, 22 May 1939) is an American musician. He was 'multi-instrumentalist' within the Mothers of Invention. He graduated from Yale with a BA in composition in 1961 and completed a Masters degree in compostion at UC Berkeley in 1966. He  was a concert pianist specializing in Mozart.  
 
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He graduated from Yale with a BA in composition in 1961 and completed a Masters degree in compostion at UC Berkeley in 1966. He  was a concert pianist specializing in Mozart.  
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Married [[Ruth Komanoff]] in 1970.
 
Married [[Ruth Komanoff]] in 1970.
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Apart from his work with Zappa he has contributed to many recordings by artists ranging from [[Gabor Szabo]] to Barbra Streisand.  
 
Apart from his work with Zappa he has contributed to many recordings by artists ranging from [[Gabor Szabo]] to Barbra Streisand.  
  
Since the 1980's he has worked on many film soundtracks including Blade Runner, Aliens, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Titanic.
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Since the 1980's he has worked on many film soundtracks including ''Blade Runner'', ''Aliens'', ''Honey, I Shrunk the Kids'' and ''Titanic''.
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==Zappa and Ian Underwood==
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Ian's "story" of meeting and joining Zappa is chronicled in the track ''[[Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live On Stage In Copenhagen)|Ian Underwood Whips It Out]]'' on the ''[[Uncle Meat]]'' release. Underwood provided piano, organ, keyboards, woodwinds, guitar, and/or vocal for:<br>
  
Ian Underwood provided piano, organ, keyboards, woodwinds, guitar, and/or vocal for:<br>
 
 
'''[[:Category:Original Albums|Original Albums]]'''
 
'''[[:Category:Original Albums|Original Albums]]'''
 
*[[We're Only In It For The Money]]  
 
*[[We're Only In It For The Money]]  
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*[[The True Story Of 200 Motels]]  
 
*[[The True Story Of 200 Motels]]  
  
Ian Underwood currently (?) lives in Portland, OR suburb of Lake Oswego.
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Ian Underwood was also mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of ''[[The MOFO Project/Object]]'' (2006) album. <ref>http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/The_MOFO_Project_Object.html#Contributors</ref>
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==Sources==
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==External links==
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* [[Wikipedia:Ian Underwood]]
  
 
[[Category:Bandmembers|Underwood, Ian]]
 
[[Category:Bandmembers|Underwood, Ian]]
 
[[Category:Musicians|Underwood, Ian]]
 
[[Category:Musicians|Underwood, Ian]]
 
[[Category:The Real Frank Zappa Book (The List)|Underwood, Ian]]
 
[[Category:The Real Frank Zappa Book (The List)|Underwood, Ian]]

Latest revision as of 21:19, 18 August 2019

Ian Underwood (New York, NY, 22 May 1939) is an American musician. He was 'multi-instrumentalist' within the Mothers of Invention. He graduated from Yale with a BA in composition in 1961 and completed a Masters degree in compostion at UC Berkeley in 1966. He was a concert pianist specializing in Mozart.

Married Ruth Komanoff in 1970.

Apart from his work with Zappa he has contributed to many recordings by artists ranging from Gabor Szabo to Barbra Streisand.

Since the 1980's he has worked on many film soundtracks including Blade Runner, Aliens, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Titanic.

Zappa and Ian Underwood

Ian's "story" of meeting and joining Zappa is chronicled in the track Ian Underwood Whips It Out on the Uncle Meat release. Underwood provided piano, organ, keyboards, woodwinds, guitar, and/or vocal for:

Original Albums

Beat The Boots

Ian can be seen in the Zappa movies

Ian Underwood was also mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of The MOFO Project/Object (2006) album. [1]

Sources

  1. http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/The_MOFO_Project_Object.html#Contributors

External links