"...one of the greatest musicians and arrangers in the world."
-- Christian McBride --

 

"There are two musicians in this business who I can say are jewels.
One is George Duke and the other is Ed Palermo."
-- Napoleon Murphy Brock --

 

"He (Ed) has a breathtaking approach to re-contextualizing everything in a fantasia that swoops from Frank's (Zappa) work to Todd Rundgren to
Wayne Shorter to whatever - just traveling through the history of music.
I was absolutely flabbergasted."
-- Mike Keneally --

Stay safe!

We hope to see you soon!

The Great Un-American Songbook Vol III.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER and get 2 tracks now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available

as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more),
PLUS the complete digital album the moment it’s released.

CD is also available to pre-order!

Official Release Date: November 6, 2020

I'm absolutely thrilled to premiere this fantastic video
from the Brennan ArtHouse creative team.
"GLAD" (featuring Bill Straub on tenor sax, and
Bob Quaranta on piano) from our latest release,
"The Great Un-American Songbook Vol. 3: Run for Your Life"
by The Ed Palermo Big Band. Music by Steve Winwood,
arrangement by Ed Palermo, sound by Wayne Warnecke,
and animation by Matthew Brennan.

Read more about our latest release!

Press Release (pdf)

Here's the cover art tall tale: It's the year 2020, and times are tough all over. Set on Abbey Road in London, England, the big band has just received a rather large cash advance for their next album, but a "down-on-his-luck" Edvard has his eyes on the prize for himself. His musicians, who have yet to see their share of the royalties from The Great Un-American Songbook Vols I+2, are not happy and want their money.

"Run for Your Life", Lord Edvard!
The Great Un-American Songbook Vol. III.

A Lousy Day In Harlem
is available now for
download & CD purchase!
For streaming and purchase options:

click here

"..THIS ACE BANDLEADER-ARRANGER IS DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT HIS SONG-RENOVATIONS, STRIVING FOR EXCEPTIONAL MUSIC THAT CONTAINS LEVELS OF TECHNICAL RESOURCEFULNESS AND EMOTIONAL EXPOSITION ASSOCIATED WITH PREMIUM JAZZ."--Downbeat Magazine

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