The Ed Palermo Big Band
A Lousy Day in Harlem
"Twenty-first century big-band music doesn’t get more exciting and impressive than this."
– Jazz Times
Released on Sky Cat Records in CD and digital formats.
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"[Ed Palermo]...one of the greatest musicians
and arrangers in the world."
– Christian McBride
Arranger/ composer/ bandleader/ saxophonist Ed Palermo
has been leading his beloved Ed Palermo Big Band for decades, performing live in New York and recording albums that delight fans worldwide. His new album A Lousy Day in Harlem is a landmark work, establishing Palermo's place within jazz tradition and within swinging, entertaining, big band jazz. Just as Duke Ellington and Count Basie's orchestras spoke to their 20th century audiences, the Ed Palermo Big Band keeps the tradition of big band jazz alive in the 21st century, embracing the world of popular music of which it's a part.
A LOUSY DAY IN HARLEM is a GREAT DAY for JAZZ
with THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND,
as the jazz big band known for
reinventing the music of Frank Zappa
turns its attention to a riveting program of
Monk, Coltrane, Ellington, and hard-swinging originals,
confirming ED PALERMO'S
place in the top ranks of contemporary
JAZZ BIG BAND ARRANGERS
"There are many delights in listening to The Ed Palermo Big Band – the expert musicianship, the lovely tunes, the energy, but also the joy of hearing unexpected snatches of other tunes which Palermo can’t resist slipping in. As he says: “Nothing is sacred and everything is sacred.
It’s all done with love.” – London Jazz News
Explore the history of Art Kane's iconic photo, A Great Day in Harlem, and discover how the Ed Palermo Big Band's A Lousy Day in Harlem celebrates jazz tradition and the Golden Age of Big Band Jazz in our article, "August 12th"
(click to read):
"Ed Palermo is real good for jazz. ...this saxophonist, composer
and arranger moves his big band to consider any source an engaging good time." – Gary Walker
"Morning Jazz", WBGO, August 6, 2019