Frank Zappa's Hot Licks (And Funny Smells)

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Frank Zappa's Hot Licks (And Funny Smells)
Released 2005


Colin Towns + NDR Bigband:

  • Colin Towns (conductor, arranger)
  • Lennart Axelsson, Ingolf Burkhardt, Claus Stötter, Reiner Winterschladen (trumpets)
  • Dan Gottshall, Sebastian Hofmann, Stefan Lottermann (trombones)
  • Peter Bolte (alto sax)
  • Lutz Büchner (tenor sax)
  • Frank Delle (bass sax, soprano sax)
  • Stephan Diez (guitar)
  • Marcio Doctor (percussion)
  • Fiete Felsch (alto sax, clarinet)
  • Ingo Lahme (bass trombone, tuba)
  • Christof Lauer (tenor sax)
  • Lucas Lindholm (bass)
  • Vlayslav Sendecki (piano, keyboards)
  • Ian Thomas (drums)


  1. Introduction & Anthem (2:05)
  2. Peaches En Regalia (4:31)
  3. Eat That Question (7:58)
  4. Let's Make The Water Turn Black (2:45)
  5. Watermelon In Easter Hay (7:35)
  6. Brown Shoes Don't Make It (2:21)
  7. Willie The Pimp (2:18)
  8. King Kong (1:49)
  9. A Pound For A Brown (On The Bus) (3:41)
  10. Waka Jawaka (6:13)
  11. Stevie's Spanking (3:46)
  12. Sinister Footwear - 2nd Mvt. (4:27)
  13. Little Umbrellas / Big Swifty (7:02)
  14. Black Napkins (2:32)
  15. Be-Bop Tango (0:52)
  16. G-Spot Tornado (5:22)

Release Notes

rad 2007-2
CD by "rent a dog"
"NDR under licence from: Provocateur Records 'Improvise not compromise'"
"Recorded live at Moers Festival, Germany May 31, 2004
Mobile studio Engineer Peter Witjes for NPS
Mixed at NDR Studios, Hamburg, Germany December 2004 by Toby Wood
Mastered at Finesplice, UK January 2005 by Ben Turner and Toby Wood"

Liner Notes

Background Information

Track 1 cites Let's Make The Water Turn Black; the anthem is Stars Spangled Banner. Track 13 cites Carmen.
NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) is the Northern German Broadcasting station, located in Hamburg.

Conceptual Continuity

"Funny smells": This is a Jazz album, and thus it smells funny! FZ: "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny." from Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church) on Roxy & Elsewhere.


ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
Artwork Comment
n/a 1
1 CD rent a dog
rad 2007-2
2005-04-05? 825427200723