Title

It's The Way They Play 'Em: The Funny Side Of Instrumental Music

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Arts, Musicology

Publication Details

Updated / Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 17:07

Abstract

Frank Zappa's 1984 release "Does Humor Belong in Music" saw him directly addressing the criticism he had received from some quarters for the less serious aspects of his artistic output. In spite of this criticism, however, Zappa’s ability to function both as a purveyor of slapstick humour and as a composer of serious avant-garde rock and classical music, while also reinventing the genres of jazz fusion and doo-wop, is testament to his greatness.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21427/33x2-rm07

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