Newsbits: Gunter Hampel / Scottie McNiece / Frank Zappa / Experiencing a Sound Installation / Joelle Leandre

Frank Zappa, Ekeberghallen, Oslo, Norway

The latest release from Gunter Hampel is reviewed.

Scottie McNiece, co-founder of the International Anthem label, is interviewed about the Chicago music scene.

A 7CD box set of Frank Zappa‘s Roxy performances will be coming out soon. It includes all 4 shows from December 9 & 10, 1973, remixed in 2016, and a soundcheck from December 8, 1973.

Joseph Nechvatal writes about experiencing a sound installation.

Joelle Leandre has penned an open letter accusing the French Jazz Awards of lack of gender diversity and an overly mainstream focus.