"The Grand Wazoo" by Frank Zappa Is Released

The Grand Wazoo is a 1972 jazz fusion album by Frank Zappa.

Composed and recorded during Zappa's period of convalescence following his assault in London, the album, along with its "twin brother" Waka/Jawaka, represent Zappa's foray into big band fusion, the logical progression from Hot Rats, which used a much smaller lineup. Zappa was also producer and principal composer for Jean-Luc Ponty's album "King Kong" during this period and this album may essentially be the 4th album in Zappa's Jazz foray.