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Frank Macchia's Booga Booga Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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Jazz composer/arranger/saxophonist Frank Macchia celebrates the 30th anniversary of his first album project “Frank Macchia's Booga-Booga" by offering the music from the original album from 1981 for the first time as a digital download, available for sale at CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.com.

This band was comprised of some of Boston's best young musicians from 1981, including Frank on saxophones, flutes, and clarinets, Mike Peipman on trumpet and flugelhorn, Rob Waterfield on trumpet and flugelhorn, Rick Walsh on trombone, Michael Hatfield on vibes and mallets, Rick Myers on electric guitar, Tom Lockett on electric bass and Rodney Smith on drums.

The music was groundbreaking at the time; electric fusion music with a Zappa-esque tinge and very experimental, using odd meters and polyrhythms, as well as polytonality, but all done with a huge sense of humor.

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