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R.I.P. Allan Zavod


Daniel Heslop

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I use to listen to Jean Luc alot many years ago. wow... Cosmic messenger and enigmatic ocean were part of my 8 track collection that always stayed in my car.

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Still remember Enigmatic Ocean synth solo. Such a great and underrated player and i think he paleyd for Zappa for a moment. R.I.p.

 

Yep, saw him with Zappa at a concert on a pier in NYC a couple decades ago- a great show. Sad news.

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Great player ! And a nice guy to top it off. We never met but spoke on the phone a few times. Very sorry to hear the news. :(

 

I subbed for him on some gigs where you might be surprised he would be doing - the Glen Miller Orchestra and Tex Beneke Orchestra.

 

I seem to recall he was juggling some tour dates with Ponty and was trying to keep his gigs with those orchestras as they were pretty busy at one time. I also recall there was some pretty thorny stuff to read in a few places. Luckily he gave me a heads up on a few of the charts and was nice enough to put them in the mail to me so I could check them out beforehand.

 

He was around for some time but then I heard he went back home. RIP. :(

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I saw Allan in concert with Frank Zappa- from the third row- and it was one hell of a music lesson. At one point, Frank is taking 5 and having coffee while sitting inside the curve of the grand piano. Allan hits a modest clinker within this expansive piece and winces theatrically. Frank picks up his mic and says "Allan, was that youuuu...?" Of course, Allan never misses another lick. I still laugh and feel musically fired up when I recall it. Its a great epitaph for a really muscular player. He's one of many whom I owe some happy debt. :cheers:

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