Trippy electric fusion from the west coast – a record that features Ponty, who was working with Zappa
at the time, playing a set of electric jazz takes on Zappa
tunes – with lots of added help from George Duke, who was also working with Zappa
too! The set's almost a "birth of fusion" one – with Zappa
arrangements that are clearly in a jazz-rock mode – and lots of electric bass, electric piano, and electric violin in the set. Tracks are long, and riff-heavy – and other players include Ernie Watts, Wilton Felder, Buell Neidlinger, and Ian Underwood. Titles include "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Music For Electric Violin & Low Budget Orchestra", "King Kong", and "Twenty Small Cigars".