the mar vista philharmonic

November 7, 2003, a bunch of ex-Zappa bandmembers performed a Frank Zappa tribute, commisioned by the BBC radio. It got broadcast on 2003/12/04.
These musicians called themselves The Mar Vista Philharmonic and they gathered in Arthur Barrow's studio every now and then, since the early ninetees.

In 2009, Zonic Entertainment released a recording of a 2002 jam.



the mar vista philharmonic: no forest fire
    (2009, cd, norway, zonic entertainment) - feat. t.mars, w.fowler, b.fowler, k.mcgettrick, a.barrow, v.colaiuta

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The Mar Vista Philharmonic
2003/12/04 radio show "jazz on 3", bbc3 radio, uk

"Frank Zappa Anniversary Session"

"Jazz on 3" presented a specially recorded studio session from some of the players that were instrumental in creating Zappa's music. Commissioned by the BBC, the ex-zappa sidemen called themselves The Mar Vista Philharmonic.

Recorded in Los Angeles, November 7, 2003,
Broadcast on BBC3, December 4, 2003:
  1. 'Shut Up 'n' Make A Jazz Noise Here' = Treacherous Cretins, Chunga's Revenge, Five-Five-Five, Inca Roads (Frank Zappa)
  2. 'Sad Spangled Banner' - incl.'Soup 'N Old Clothes' (Frank Zappa)


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From: "Charles Ulrich”
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004

… the Mar Vista Philharmonic, named after the neighborhood in which Arthur Barrow's studio is located



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