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The John Paul Jones Story Part 5

In 1994 Jones produced and co wrote most af the material for The Sporting Life, an album by : “ Diamanda Galás with John Paul Jones”. Galas is a female American vocalist, composer, and pianist/organist. Galás has a 4 octave vocal range, and a very avant-grade vocal style, not easy for the first time listener.

After producing a debut album by Elephant Ride in 1995, Jones started writing material for a solo album, he got signed with Robert Fripp’s DGM label, recordings began in 1998 and the album “ZOOMA” was released in 1999. The album is a very diverse mix of styles, and as his first solo effort, represents well all the different music interests of Jones, with a hint of Zep here and there.

Jones produced the album, and played : bass guitar, double bass, keyboards, guitars, electric mandola, Kyma (some sort of music programming device beyond my understandings)

The recording band was :  Pete Thomas – drums (Elvis Costello), Paul Leary – lead guitars (Butthole Surfers) Trey Gunn – rhythm guitar, Warr guitar (King Crimson) and Denny Fongheiser – djembe, drums, the album was all instrumental.

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