[News] Co De Kloet to release the book “Frank And Co: Conversations With Frank Zappa 1977-1993”

Two decades of conversations between Frank Zappa and Dutch musician, composer, producer, and radio personality and Zappa expert Co De Kloet are to be published in a brand new book “Frank And Co: Conversations With Frank Zappa 1977-1993” which is to be published by Jawbone Press on February 25, 2022.

Official Press Release:

I think the best way to start when somebody says something can’t be done, just look at them and say: why not?
Frank Zappa, Los Angeles, 1990

With this book, the Zappa fan will get a glimpse into Frank that I don’t believe any other book written by him or about him expresses. And us Zappa fans love that. Thank you, Co.
Steve Vai

Co de Kloet and Frank Zappa were friends for many years, and during that time Co recorded nearly every conversation the two men had. They also corresponded frequently—about life, music, politics, and much more besides—and this book offers a unique chronicle of their friendship, from their first meeting in 1977 to Zappa’s death in 1993.

Co is renowned as an expert on Zappa’s music, but this book is about far more than that, and is unlike any other collection of interviews. As his son Dweezil writes in his foreword, Frank was a reluctant and sometimes combative interviewee, yet his conversations with Co were open and wide-ranging.

Through more than two decades of these discussions, “Frank & Co” reveals a thoughtful, sensitive, and expansive Zappa, offering readers new insights into the life and career of one of the great masters of twentieth-century American music. It also includes Co’s favourite memories of Frank, as well as interviews Zappa alumni Flo & Eddie, Jimmy Carl Black, Pamela Zarubica, and Don van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. Also included is the original script of “I Have A Cat,” a collaboration with master guitarist Gary Lucas.

Co de Kloet is a musician, composer, producer, and radio personality who works for Dutch public broadcaster NTR and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Known in the trade as the “Creative Catalyst,” he also runs his own media company, Zivasound. He lives with his wife and two children in Kortenhoef, a tiny village in Holland that a famous painter once described as the centre of the world.

Pre-order the book here: http://jawbonepress.com/frank-co/

This book is somewhat analogous to a documentary movie for your brain,“says Zappa‘s son Dweezil, who has penned the foreword for the new book. “Whether my father is expressing his views of religion and politics as well his opinions of their ill-advised enmeshment or his bleak opinion about some of his former employees playing his music in public, he gives it to you straight. Well, he gave it straight to Co, and now he’s giving it to you!

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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