His fifth project for the label, The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes I & II , is a love letter to the rockers who ruled the AM and FM airwaves in the 1960s via successive waves of the British Invasion. Featuring largely the same stellar cast of players as last yearís gloriously eclectic One Child Left Behind, the 18-piece EPBB lovingly reinvents songs famous and obscure, leaving them readily recognizable and utterly transformed. The first installments in what he hopes to be an ongoing project, these two volumes give a whole new meaning to 'swinging London'.STREAM/SHARE: "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Traffic)"
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"I canít remember the last
Crazy times call for
outrageous music, and few jazz ensembles are better prepared to meet
the surreality of this reality-TV-era than the antic and epically
creative Ed Palermo Big Band. The New Jersey saxophonist, composer
and arranger is best known for his celebrated performances
interpreting the ingenious compositions of Frank Zappa, an extensive
body of work documented on previous Cuneiform albums.
Photo by Jeffrey Evans
Electric Butter Show featuring Rob Paparozzi
© 2016 Ed Palermo