Music For Low-Budget Orchestra

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared

Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)

Comments

Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1972: "Just like all big bands, we have a medley." And yes they do, comprised of the FZ written Ponty tune "Low Budget Symphony Orchestra", "Dog Breath Variations", and "Uncle Meat". I have purposely avoided the Ponty album in my life, and thus cannot testify to the similarities of these tunes. I do, however, recognize the majority of the composition as being from "Revised Music for Guitar and Low Budget Orchestra". The remainder of the tune is essentially performed as in the "Dog Meat" medley from YCDTOSA Volume II, allowing for the obvious differences in instrumentation, and minus the opening guitar theme from "Dog Breath". This medley only lasts two performances, before the "Low Budget" portion is dropped and only the "Dog Meat" remains.

 

Structure & different versions

This is an attempt to compare some of the known versions of the piece, including what is available from the June, 1969 performances (the "Intro To Music For Low Budget Orchestra" played at the Royal Albert Hall in London, June 6, 1969, and both known versions of the "Electric Bassoon Concerto" played at Fillmore East, NYC, June 13 and 14, 1969), and the only known performance (apart from a soundcheck) from 1972. Any correction or addition is welcome.

  June 6, 1969 (London) June 13, 1969 (NYC) June 14, 1969 (NYC) Low-Budget (Ponty's King Kong) Intro (PP) Sep. 10, 1972 (LA) Revised (Läther)
  04:34-05:15 07:36-08:20 11:26-12:13 00:00-00:48 00:00-00:45 00:03-00:55 00:00-00:38
  05:15-05-54 08:20-09:00 12:13-12:55 00:48-01:32 00:45-01:32 00:55-02:05 00:38-01:48
  05:54-07:16 09:00-10:35 12:55-14:39        
      14:39-15:58 (improv.)        
    00:00-00:10   01:32-01:47   02:05-02:17 01:48-02:00
    00:10-00:24   01:47-02:00     02:00-02:11
World's Greatest Sinner (?)   00:24-00:29   02:00-02:08      
        02:08-02:17     02:11-02:20
        02:17-03:03     02:20-02:59
    00:29-00:38          
        03:03-03:08     02:59-03:16
        03:08-03:16     03:16-03:22
    00:38-00:47   03:16-03:24     03:22-03:30
    00:47-00:59          
        03:24-03:34     03:30-03:41
              03:41-03:51
        03:34-03:41     03:51-04:01
    00:59-01:07   03:41-03:46     04:01-04:07
        03:46-03:50     04:07-04-10
    01:07-01:53          
        03:50-04:43 violin solo     04:10-04:27
              04:27-05:53 guitar solo
      04:43-05:01 (MOI 5/8 riff)     05:53-06:02
        05:01-07:25 violin & piano solos      
Duke Of Prunes       07:25-08:24      
        08:24-11:19 violin/orch.      
        11:19-13:17 violin/sax      
        13:17-15:07      
Pound For A Brown       15:07-16:33      
        16:33-17:16      
Rejected Mexican (00:50-01:06)   01:53-02:09   17:16-17:27      
    02:09-03:09          
        17:27-18:07      
        18:07-18:37      
    03:09-03:16   18:37-18:48      
    03:16-07:36          
        18:48-19:24      
              06:02-06:35
            02:17-02:29 06:35-06:48
            02:29-03:14 06:48-07:36

 

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