Ruth Underwood, nee Komanoff, born 23 May 1946, a student of Ithaca College under Warren Benson and at Juilliard under Saul Goodman, no, not THAT Saul Goodman, was one of the most formidable musicians in the Zappa universe.

Now, listen to Ruth explain Zappa’s take on music theory. It’s darned interesting.

But, look, let’s be honest. I’m actually writing this post because I came across a photograph of Ruth Underwood looking damned hot, and I wanted to use it.


Yep. She was something.

Related: Why did Ruth Underwood leave The Mothers, in early 1975? (Steve Hoffman Music Forums)

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