LeBocal is a french collective of 17 professional musicians. It was founded in 1998 by pianist Thierry Girault.
LeBocal is a modern big band.
Their third album is a Zappa tribute album and features Glenn Ferris as a special guest.
The picture on the right was borrowed from the LeBocal website. It shows the band in concert at Annecy-Le-Vieux, July 2003.
August 2010, LeBocal performed twice at the Zappanale festival. The main stage concert featured Robert Martin as special guest.
(2000, cd, france, lebocal)
|2||lebocal: collectif etc...
(2002, cd, france, le chant du monde 274 1194)
|3||lebocal: oh no!... just
another frank zappa memorial barbecue!
(2003, cd, france, le chant du monde cdm 035) - all compositions by frank zappa
(2004, cd5"-pro, france, ??) - all compositions by frank zappa
(2006, cd, france, bee jazz)
zappanale 21 - promo-cd 2010
(2009, cd-promo, ger, arf society)
(2010, dvdr, ger, private release) - incl. various frank zappa compositions // feat.robert martin
|5||lebocal: bist du froh?
(2012, cd, france, musea records mp3244)
concert "Jazzahead Festival', BREME, Germany
performing the Zappa repertoire
2010/04/24 concert FREIBERG, Germany
French collective LeBocal made a beautiful Frank
Zappa tribute album. Especially the fine arrangements and the great dynamics
The band will be performing at Zappanale 2010, and will be playing two concerts!
Time for some questions.
The “Oh No... Just Another Frank Zappa Memorial Barbecue” album was released
in 2003. Has the ensemble had many opportunities to perform these pieces live?
LEBOCAL: Oh yes, the band has
performed the Zappa repertoire in France and abroad on numerous occasions. We
have performed in cultural centers, in jazz clubs, and at festivals. We’ve
performed in Switzerland, in Africa (Senegal), and earlier this year in Bremen,
Germany, at the Jazzahead Festival.
One of the most memorable ones was with guitar player Nguyen Lê in Albertville.
The collective will be doing two concerts at Zappanale: the first one on
Saturday, the second on on Sunday. Can you already give us some details? Will
these concerts be different?
LEBOCAL: The Saturday concert
will be an acoustic one. It will be in close proximity to the public. The
setlist has not been established.
On Sunday, we’ll have the full blown, amplified concert. Liberating all the concentrated energy, ...
Sounds like two concerts I don’t want to miss.
Zappanale is a rather particular festival. There’s a great atmosphere, and people really come to listen to the music. Are you ready to do another festival?
LEBOCAL: LeBocal is used to play
at festivals. We’ve already played for huge crowds: in Genève we played for
almost 1000 people. Bremen had a crowd of about 800 people.
This is something that I’m really looking forward to. "Oh No... Just
Another FZ Memorial Barbecue" is a fabulous album. I’m really curious to
find out what it will sound like live.
Thanks & see you at Zappanale soon.