French jazz guitar player Pierrejean Gaucher has performed and recorded with numerous bands and musicians.
In 1994, Pierrejean's New Trio performed a Zappa tribute called Zappe Zappa. This resulted in the "Zappe Zappa" album in 1998.
His Phileas Band also performed and recorded a Zappa composition.
July 2002 Pierrejean Gaucher teamed up with Christophe Godin to play a Frank Zappa set at the 13th edition of the Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany. Parts of this concert were released on two albums in the Zappanale series.
The picture on the right was borrowed from the Godin website. It shows Gaucher (left) and Godin (right) during their Zappanale performance, 2002/07/27 at Bad Doberan.
the Pierrejean Gaucher website: http://pierrejean.gaucher.free.fr/
In 2007, Pierrejean Gaucher and Christophe Godin toured as G2, and they released an album that included various Frank Zappa compositions.
gaucher: new trio
(1993, cd, fr, siesta records sta 930804)
gaucher new trio: pick's dilemma
(1996, cd, fr, siesta records sta 960309) - incl. 'don't you ever wash','périphéric/inca road','sofa' (frank zappa)
gaucher: zappe zappa
(1998, cd, fr, siesta records sta 980214) - all frank zappa compositions
gaucher: phileas band
(2000, cd, fr, socadisc - ref 870190) - incl. 'sleep dirt' (frank zappa) & uses zappa text fragments in 'psy-rap'
gaucher: zappe zappa
(2000, 2lp, ger, zappo records zr 001) - vinyl re-release, with extra tracks compared to cd-release
|the yahozná band:
(2002, cd, ger, zappo records zr 002) - all compositions by frank zappa
let's move to cologne, the city of tiny lights
(2002, cd, ger, zappo records zr 003) - lots of frank zappa compositions
(2003, 3cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
zappanale # 13
(2003, cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
la fontaine & le gaucher
(2005, cd, france, nocturne) - incl. zappa teases
|pierrejean gaucher -
christophe godin: 2g
(2007, cd, france, musiclip 1206) - incl. various frank zappa compositions
(2009, cd, france, musiclip mu 1009)
melody makers II
(2012, cd, france, musiclip mu 1205) - incl. 'sleep sweet', pierrejean gaucher's sequel to frank zappa's 'sleep dirt'
bonniau trio: infundibuliform
(2012, cd, italy, wide sound jazz production) - incl. 'echidna's arf (of you) / don't you ever wash that thing' (frank zappa)
gaucher & julien allegre: les étincelles
(2018, cd, france, musiclip mui809 )
the 2000 "zappe zappa" tour
pierrejean gaucher (guitar), andre charlier (drums), jean wellers (bass), bobby rangell (sax, fl), benoît sourisse (keys)
"pierrejean gaucher plays the music of frank zappa"
pierrejean gaucher (guitar) + christophe godin (guitar) play zappa
G2 (Pierrejean Gaucher & Christophe Godin)
2007 03 03
Guitar greats Pierrejean Gaucher and Christophe Godin have joined forces again! As I have very fond memories of their Zappanale performance from a couple of years ago, this is a project that I'm really looking forward to.
Pierrejean's website says that there's an album scheduled for release this month.
And Guy Darol (http://www.guydarol.com/) adds that it might include the following Zappa pieces: 'Lumpy Gravy', 'Zoot Allures', 'Sleep Dirt' and even 'Let's Make The Water Turn Black'.