Ensemble Modern / Greggary Peccary & Other Persu
Album: Greggary Peccary & Other Persu   Collection:General
Artist:Ensemble Modern   Added:May 2004
Label:Bmg Music/Rca Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-31 Pull Date: 2004-08-02
Week Ending: Jul 25 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 20 Jun 13 Jun 6
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2022: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Jan 8, 2022)
Put a Motor in Yourself
4. Jul 06, 2017: Clean Copper Radio
The Beltway Bandits, Revised Music for Low Budget
2. Jan 08, 2022: Music Casserole
Put a Motor in Yourself
5. Sep 08, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah
Peaches En Regalia
3. Jul 07, 2017: Clean Copper Radio
6. Jul 22, 2004: Umami Jazz Program
The Beltway Bandits

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-05-24
An album of Zappa compositions by the unbelievably talented Ensemble Modern. Pretty much all of these tracks were originally composed for the Synclavier (a beastly early programmable music computer) due to the fact that FZ couldn’t find an orchestra patient enough to actually learn this crazy shit. 20 years later, the EM come along and give these tracks the “new music” treatment. The centerpiece here is their treatment of Greggary Peccary, which is nothing short of impressive. All of this is truly jazz from hell.

1. Bombastic orchestral fanfare
2. Short interlude
3. Relatively mellow but still intense
4. Laid back early-FZ style composition
*5. Horn lines cool medley with drum machine(!?)
6. Sparse piano & guitar
*7. Lurching, driving rhythm
*8. Speedy rendition of FZ classic
9. Tense orchestral buildup
**10. Reading of FZ’s epic yuppie satire.. As with many of his social commentary tracks, this is just as applicable today then when it was written 25 years ago.

Ben Bostwick 5/19/04

Track Listing
1. Moggio   6. A Pig with Wings
2. What Will Rumi Do?   7. Put a Motor in Yourself
3. Night School   8. Peaches En Regalia
4. Revised Music for Low Budget   9. Naval Aviation in Art?
5. The Beltway Bandits   10. The Adventures of Greggary P