The Low Budget Research Kitchen, from Porto, Portugal, plays the music of Frank Zappa.

  • Pete Di'Mosso: soprano sax, tenor sax, flute
  • Guido Soprano: alto sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet
  • Kubilai Lappa: guitar & flugelhorn
  • Dexter Greenberg: guitar
  • Johnny Edgar Zim: keyboards
  • Lou Serdozza: keyboards
  • Frankie Figueroa: electric bass
  • Tony Carbone: drums

The picture on the right was taken by JPS.

The band performed at the 2008 edition of the Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan, Germany.

The Low Budget Research Kitchen contributed a track to the "21 Burnt Weeny Sandwiches" tribute that got released on Cordelia Records in 2010.



  low budget research kitchen: low budget research kitchen
    (2007, cd-promo, portugal, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
  various artists: zappanale 19
    (2009, mp3-dvd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
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  various artists: 21 burnt weeny sandwiches
    (2010, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
  various artists: on broadway - covers of invention
    (2013, cd, uk, cordelia records)

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Early 2007, the band made a couple of tracks available through their myspace site:

Early 2008, their MySpace page had:



random notes

2007 08 16

The Low Budget Research Kitchen has updated their MySpace website.

The band has added pictures from their concert at the "Festival Paredes de Coura", Aug 13, 2007.

2008 08

Two questions (who's counting?) for LBRK, just before their trip to Bad Doberan & the Zappanale festival:

UniMuta: How do you feel about playing at Zappanale? Is this the first LBRK concert outside Portugal?

Tony / LBRK: Yes, it is our first concert outside Portugal, and we are very happy to play at the Zappanale.
We can hardly think of any place more suitable than Bad Doberan to make our international debut! We are really looking forward to perform there.

UniMuta: Do you know any of the other bands that will be playing at Zappanale? Are there concerts you don't want to miss?

Tony / LBRK: Well, we don't know any of the bands. We want to attend at as much as we can, but I guess it will be impossible to see everybody. We will try at least not to miss any of the bands that play Frank Zappa's music as well as the musicians that played with him: Napoleon Murphy Brock and Denny Walley.

UniMuta: What can we expect from LBRK at Zappanale?

Tony / LBRK: Well, you can expect an instrumental octet playing our own versions of a bunch of Zappa's pieces. Most of them are organized in medleys in a somewhat zappian way. You can also expect some improvisation as well as some kind of experimentation inside Zappa's musical universe, in terms of arrangements. We also plan to do a couple of vocal tunes for the first time. (All our concerts were exclusively instrumental so far)

UniMuta: I'm looking forward to it. Thanks & see you in Bad Doberan.

LBRK (the Low Budget Research Kitchen) will be performing at the Zappanale festival on Saturday 2008/08/16, around 18:00 h.




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