japanese improvisation band kokoo, a band that features michiyo yagi, has an album out called "supernova" on which they play frank zappa's 'peaches en regalia'.
the following was taken from the zorn-list:
"..With all the top 10 talk, I've started on another cycle through the
Japan Improv set, and I was very impressed today with Disk 8, which is all koto
and shamisen. One of the koto players is Michiyo Yagi, and as I perused the
japan improv web site, I see that she has an album on Tzadik. Anyone heard this?
Any comments? A short trawl through her discography reveals a group called
Kokoo, two koto and one shakuhachi. One of their albums (http://www.japanimprov.com/indies/sevenseas/supernova.html)
contains songs by Hendrix, Led Zep, Zappa (Peaches en Regalia!), Pink
Floyd (One of these Days) and the Beatles. Anyone heard *this*? Those of you who
collect cover versions may wanna check it out.
--info: graham connah