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Ed Palermo: A Lousy Day In Harlem

Read "A Lousy Day In Harlem" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il 12 agosto 2018, sessant'anni dopo la celebre foto di Art Kane “A Great Day in Harlem," Ed Palermo s'è fatto fotografare di fronte allo stesso palazzo in pietra marrone. Il titolo del disco non è casuale e la copertina lo ritrae sconsolato, in un marciapiede tristemente vuoto, mentre la sequenza fotografica nel booklet lo vede ...

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The Ed Palermo Big Band brings together two fave 1960s American Pop/Rock Superheroes for "The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren"

The Ed Palermo Big Band brings together two fave 1960s American Pop/Rock Superheroes for "The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren"

Ed Palermo may have gained an international following with his ingenious orchestral arrangements of Frank Zappa tunes, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. Earlier in the year, the saxophonist released an uproarious double album The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2, a project celebrating an expansive roster of songs by successive waves of British invaders, ...

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The Ed Palermo Big Band Releases The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2

The Ed Palermo Big Band Releases The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2

The Ed Palermo Big Band is Making America Un-Great Again with a Brilliant Blast of Anglophilia, transforming British Rock Treasures into Wildly Inventive Jazz Vehicles on the Double Album: The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2 (Cuneiform Records). From the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck to King Crimson, Traffic, and Jethro Tull, Palermo’s 18- piece ensemble ...

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: One Child Left Behind

Read "One Child Left Behind" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Quando il chitarrista/sassofonista, compositore e big band leader Ed Palermo decise di dedicare un intero concerto come tributo a uno dei musicisti che più avevano influenzato la sua formazione musicale da poco scomparso, non immaginava certo quanto la sua vita professionale sarebbe cambiata in poco tempo. La sua big band era in attività dal 1977, con ...

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: Oh No! Not Jazz!!

Read "Oh No! Not Jazz!!" reviewed by Vic Albani

La Big Band di Ed Palermo ha iniziato a suonare le composizioni di uno dei più grandi musicisti del secolo scorso, Frank Zappa, per puro e immenso amore nei confronti di quel genio poco dopo la sua scomparsa avvenuta il 4 dicembre del 1993.

A parte la risaputa difficoltà tecnica ed esecutiva delle ...

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: Eddy Loves Frank

Read "Eddy Loves Frank" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Alto saxophonist/bandleader Ed Palermo returns with his third CD devoted to the music of Frank Zappa. Palermo has now become the jazz face of Zappa, having prepared close to 200 transcripts that leaven the music with jazz harmony, while leaving the inherent flavor and quirkiness intact. The charts lend themselves to lush orchestration as much as ...

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: Eddy Loves Frank

Read "Eddy Loves Frank" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Giunto al terzo disco dedicato alla riproposizione per big band delle composizioni di Frank Zappa (il secondo su etichetta Cuneiform dopo Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance), Ed Palermo si fa più audace e ambizioso, realizzando probabilmente il suo capolavoro. I temi zappiani presi in esame sono sicuramente i più complessi tra quelli finora affrontati dalla sua big ...

The Ed Palermo Big Band: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance

Read "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Frank Zappa once quipped that jazz wasn't dead, it just smelt funny. To many people his own highly personal brand of music also gave off a rather strange whiff at times although, since his death in 1993, his orchestral/avant-garde works have received increasingly serious consideration. At the same time Zappa's rock music has inspired a plethora ...

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance

Read "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance" reviewed by Gina Vodegel

If two is company, would three be a crowd? In addition to an already published pair of positive reviews of this homage to Frank Zappa, this third review will hopefully sail off as a good luck charm for Ed Palermo's future enterprises. Not that he really needs it, given the fact that NPR featured Palermo and ...

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance

Read "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Saxophonist and bandleader Ed Palermo has been arranging and performing the music of rock icon Frank Zappa for the last twelve years. 25 years ago he assembled a sixteen-piece big band of New York-based musicians which have played regularly at various Manhattan jazz clubs. This album is Palermo's second recording specifically dedicated to Zappa's original music. ...