From Los Lobos and Neil Young to Scarface
and Leiber & Stoller,
THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND
Explores Brave New Worlds Without Neglecting Frank Zappa on
ONE CHILD LEFT BEHIND
Downbeat Magazine's BEST ALBUMS OF 2016!!
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"The Best of the EPBB"
(piccolo, flute, baritone saxophone,
(piccolo, flute, soprano
& alto saxophones)
(vocals & guitar)
"I canít remember the last
a concert left me
The entire evening was a stunning balance of musical
precision, passion and power."
Over the past two decades Ed Palermo has
earned an avid international following with his brilliantly
executed, reverently irreverent arrangements of Frank Zappaís
tempestuous and wildly inventive music. On previous Cuneiform albums
like 2006ís Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance,
2009ís Eddy Loves Frank and 2014's Oh No! Not
Jazz! , the New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger
infused the world of Zappalogy with his own brand of incisive wit
and bracing improvisation. He doesnít neglect Zappa on his fourth
Cuneiform dispatch, One Child Left Behind, released in
January 2016. But instead of offering another full-Frank immersion
he turns his big band loose like itís playing one of its regular
gigs at Iridium or The Falcon, a Hudson Valley jazz
oasis. Exploring an expansive array of moods and material, the band
delivers an audaciously entertaining program thatís full of
Electric Butter Show featuring Rob Paparozzi
at WBGO's Jazz on the Mountain Festival January 17, 2016
Photo by Jeffrey Evans
A message from Ed:
For a variety of reasons, I have decided to stop
using Frank Zappa's name in our concert and night club advertising.
For one, it's common knowledge at this point that the Zappa Estate
frowns on it, so part of my decision is to hopefully placate the
estate, though it was never my intention to capitalize on FZ's name
and fame. It was strictly to inform the audience of the material
they would hear at the shows.
Let it be said that this project, The Ed Palermo Big Band in tribute
to the music of Frank Zappa, is and will always be, a money losing
Those of you who have seen us in performance know that this whole
thing is about love, as corny as that sounds. Frank himself would
probably wretch at this abject sentimentality, but it's true. Love
for Frank's music and for everything he brought to our culture. From
now on, my concerts will be a mixture of music, but Zappa tunes will
always be in the forefront.
So when you check this site for concert information, to get an idea
of the exact material we'll be performing, it's best to get on my
mailing list so I can send you a personal email detailing what we
intend to play.
Fair enough? I sure hope so.
|The new EPBB
T-shirt is available now at all our shows.