As the iconic front man for Frank Zappa‘s most infamous 1970’s ensemble, Napoleon Murphy Brock helped breathe life into many of Frank’s most enduring compositions over the course of 4 albums including what many consider Zappa’s greatest live release, Roxy and Elsewhere. Decades later, the Grammy Award-winning San Jose native’s voice and performance is as strong as ever. Still boasting a 4-octave range, Brock’s voice brings an immediate sense of familiarity to the music of the Stinkfoot Orchestra.
Employing a 6-piece horn section, tuned percussion and 4 vocalists, this ensemble pulls no punches – delivering the intricacies and eccentricities of Frank’s music with power, authenticity and musical prowess. That said, no Zappa concert would be complete without a healthy dose of Frank’s sardonic wit – and the Stinkfoot Orchestra does not skimp on this vital ingredient. Incorporating props, costumes, stage vignettes and audience participation, the band goes the extra mile with every performance to create a complete entertainment experience that leaves even the pickiest Zappa fan pining for more.
If you were able to catch one of their previous performances in Portland with either Napoleon or Ike Willis, you know to expect a different show each time (and you also know what an amazing show to expect). If you
missed them on their first two trips through town, don’t make the same mistake a third time.
“The Stinkfoot Orchestra with Napoleon Murphy Brock admirably delivered all the musical virtuosity, compositional non-conformity, and satire of American culture that Frank Zappa distilled within his extensive oeuvre. The impression left upon driving home from this experience was one of deep appreciation mixed with laughter and amazement.” – Ted Silverman, Jambase
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