morgan ågren

Having played in Hot Rats (a band he had formed with Mats Öberg) in the early eighties and in Zappsteetoot (an 8-piece band that played Frank Zappa's music) in the late eighties, Morgan Ågren ( & Mats Öberg) sat in with the Zappa band in 1988 during the Stockholm performance. Since then Morgan (& Mats) have released and contributed to a fine bunch of albums.

In 1991 Morgan took part in the "Zappa's Universe" concert series.

Between 1994 and 1996, Mats & Morgan performed Zappa's music as Frank Zappa Memorial Barbeque.

In 2000 he performed with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, playing Frank Zappa's "200 Motels Suites".

June 2003, he played Frank Zappa compositions with Lotsberg, Pajunen, Ågren & Tengstrand, with Denny Walley's Zappa Corner Band and with Ed Palermo's Big Band at The Umeå Internationella Kammarmusik Festival.

September / October 2003, he was featured as a special guest at the "Frank Zappa Memorial Barbecue" concerts in France, by the Ensemble Imaginaire.

July 2004, the Mats / Morgan Band performed at the "Zappanale" festival in Bad Doberan, Germany. Shortly thereafter, the band toured the USA.

September 2006, the MusikFabrik performed music by Zappa and by Varèse. The band had been gathered by Ali N.Askin, and included keyboardist Mats Öberg and drummer Morgan Ågren as special guests.

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Morgan_Agren.html

 

selective discography

= morgan ågren
= beefheart or zappa related

  agamon: open your eyes
    (1993, cd, sw, mellotronen cd 006) - feat. morgan ågren, mats öberg

  z: shampoo horn (4)    
    (1993, cd, usa, barking pumpkin r2 71760) = ahmet & dweezil zappa, feat. thunes, keneally, bozzio

  various artists: zappa's universe
    (1993, cd, nl, verve 513575-2) - incl. various zappa band alumni performing frank zappa's compositions
  various artists: choice morsels
    (1993, cd, usa, verve/polygram) - incl. various zappa band alumni performing frank zappa's compositions
  hans annéllsson: du ar min sotsak
    (1995, cd, swe, lhm) - incl. 'uncle meat' (frank zappa), feat.morgan ågren

simon steensland: the zombie hunter  (2)
    (1995, cd, ??,
ad perpetuam memoriam) - feat.mats öberg, morgan ågren

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  mats / morgan: trends and other diseases (1)
    (1996, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 1)
- feat. mats öberg, morgan & jimmy ågren
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jimmy ågren: get this into your head
    (1996, cd, swe, uae) - feat. mats öberg, produced by morgan ågren

  various artists: the music of captain beefheart
    (1996, cd ,swe, uae) - feat. morgan ågren, d.walley, jimmy ågren, mats öberg; all compositions by don van vliet

fredrik thordendal's special defects: sol niger within
    (1997, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 4) - feat. mats öberg, morgan ågren
  denny walley: spare parts  (1)
    (1997, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 5) - feat.mats & morgan; incl.frank zappa compositions  

sten sandell - simon steensland: under öknar
    (1997, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 6) - feat.mats öberg and morgan ågren
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  mats / morgan: the music or the money… (2)
    (1997, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 7)
- feat. mats öberg, morgan & jimmy ågren
  mats / morgan: radio da da  (3)
    (1998, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 9)
- feat. mats öberg, morgan & jimmy ågren

  mats / morgan: the teenage tapes  (4)
    (
1998, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 10) - feat. mats öberg, morgan ågren

  hans annéllsson: one more time for the world
    (1999, cd, swe, annellsongs) - incl. 'uncle meat', 'king kong', 'the black page', 'oh no' (frank zappa), feat.morgan ågren

simon steensland: led circus  (3)
    (1999, cd, sw, ultimate audio entertainment) - feat.mats öberg, morgan
ågren

dweezil zappa: automatic (6)
    (2000, cd, usa, favored nations entertainment) - feat.morgan ågren, bozzio, keneally, thunes & ahmet zappa

jimmy ågren: glass finger ghost
    (2001, cd,; swe, uae) - feat.mats öberg, morgan ågren

  mats / morgan: live (5)
    (2001, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 13) - feat. mats öberg, morgan & jimmy ågren

  mats / morgan: on air with guests (6)
    (2002, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 15) - feat. mats öberg, morgan & jimmy ågren

  morgan ågren: trum
    (2002, video, sweden, ??) - feat. mats öberg, jimmy ågren

  jimmy ågren: close enoug for jazz
    (2003, cd, swe, uae) - feat. morgan ågren
  various artists: zappanale 15
    (2004, 3cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale 15 - retrospective
    (2004, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  mats / morgan band: thanks for flying with us
    (2005, cd, usa, cuneiform) - feat. mats öberg, morgan & jimmy ågren

  hans annéllsson: detta har hant (1990 - 2006)
    (2006, cd, sweden, annellssongs) = compilations

  mats / morgan band: heat beats live + tourbook 1991-2007
    (2008, cd+dvd, usa, cuneifrom rune 265-266)

  mats / morgan: trends and other diseases
    (2008, cd, usa, cuneiform rune 267)
- feat. mats öberg, morgan & jimmy ågren  //  = a re-issue of the 1996 album, with one bonus track

  jimmy ågren: live at scharinska
    (2009, download, swe, --) - feat. morgan ågren

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  vargton project: progxprimetal
    (2011, cd, finland, lion music) - feat. morgan ågren

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  bill laswell, raoul björkenheim, morgen ågren: blixt
    (2011, cd, usa, cuneiform rune 335)

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kings of belgium: très fort
    (2011, cd, bel, off label / p.v. presents) - feat. pierre verloesem & morgan
ågren

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  mattias ia eklundh: freak guitar - the smorgasbord
    (2013, 2cd, usa, favored nations) - feat. dweezil zappa, guthrie govan, morgan ågren

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  les boucles absurdes: boîte à tartines
    (2013, cd, bel, off records /  p.v.presents) = jp jonckheere, pierre vervloesem
, albert marcoeur & morgan ågren

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  morgan ågren: conundrum (a percussive misadventure)
    (2013, dvd, usa, bend bars / lift gates films) - feat. frank zappa, mats öberg, dweezil zappa, marco minnemann, mike keneally, joe travers

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  hans annéllsson: prog idag
    (2014, cdr-on-demand, usa, cdbaby) - feat mats öbert and morgan ågren

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  mats / morgan:  [schack tati]
    (2014, cd, usa, cuneiform rune 385)

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  morgan ågren: conundrum undone - the deleted scenes
    (2014, download, usa, bend bars / lift gates films) = deleted scenes from the conundrum documentary

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  morgan ågren: batterie deluxe
    (2014, cd, japan, disk union / arcàngelo arc-3042) - feat. mats öberg, jimmy ågren, simon steensland, fredrik thordendal

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  elliot elliot: yeah low!
    (2015, spotify, --, --) - feat. mats öberg, morgan ågren

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  the banned from utopia: zappanale 26
    (2015, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by frank zappa; feat. various zappa alumni
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various artists: zappanale # 26
    (2016, 3cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various frank zappa compositions, feat. napoleon murphy brock, ike willis, denny walley, jeff hollie, craig twister steward, ed mann, robert martin, albert wing, ray white, tom fowler, robbie mangano, mats öberg, morgan agren

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  mats/morgan: 35th anniversary collection
    (2016, 2cd, sweden, morgan records m.rec 001) - feat. jimmy ågren, simon steensland, fredrik thordendal
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  morgan ågren: through the eyes of a morgchestra
    (2016, cd, sweden, morgan records m.rec 002) - feat. mats öberg, simon steensland
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videography

  morgan ågren : live in magic
    (????)
  morgan ågren: trum
    (2002, video, sweden, ??) - feat. mats öberg
 

concerts

As part of the "Rock Group" in "Zappa's Universe"

"en akustisk afton med musik av frank zappa" (an acoustic evening with the music of fz)

The Umeå Internationella Kammarmusik Festival

 


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