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ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Ed Palermo

Read "Take Five with Ed Palermo" reviewed by Edward Palermo

Meet Ed Palermo Ed Palermo is an arranger, composer and alto saxophonist mostly known for his big band and their interpretations of the music of Ed's hero, Frank Zappa. Coming out of college in jny: Chicago, his initial plan was to become a great jazz tenor saxophonist in the vein of Michael Brecker, Steve Grossman and ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Walter Trout: Thriving With The Blues

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I considered using the word surviving, instead of thriving, in the title. However, as you will see, Walter Trout has done much more than “just survive" his real life blues. Trout speaks candidly about his struggles and near fatal experience with liver disease and the ensuing transplant. He also spoke with humor, vigor, and a renewed ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Rock Candy: Montrose (eponymous) & Paper Money

Read "Rock Candy: Montrose (eponymous) & Paper Money" reviewed by Doug Collette

The late Ronnie Montrose was a guitar hero for our times if there ever was one. An uncommon combination of skills in which he fused as much finesse as power enabled him to assume him a wide-ranging series of sideman gigs and solo projects, the dual results of which were, unfortunately, inextricably intertwined: he was impossible ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Colin Hay at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Read "Colin Hay at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Colin Hay
Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture
New York, NY
March 18, 2017

Had Colin Hay not made his mark as a musician with Men At Work and as a solo performer, he'd surely have gained fame as a stand-up comedian. Hay has a wickedly ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Eric Burdon & the Animals at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Eric Burdon & the Animals with special guest the Edgar Winter Group
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
August 28, 2015

Eric Burdon is an iconic member of the '60s British Blues Invasion. Burdon's band, the Animals, along with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Hollies, the Dave ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

WBAB Rock 'n' Brews Fest at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera formerly of Rare Earth & Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
WBAB Rock 'n' Brews Fest
Westbury, NY
August 1, 2014

Blues-rock guitar virtuoso Johnny Winter passed away in St. Gallen, Switzerland on July 16, 2014 at the age of 70. The ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ed Palermo: Not Only In It For The Money

Read "Ed Palermo: Not Only In It For The Money" reviewed by Duncan Heining

It's been twenty years since saxophonist-composer-arranger Ed Palermo and his Big Band began playing the music of Frank Zappa. Twenty years, not a lot of bread but a whole lot of love from fans and musicians alike. Oh No! Not Jazz!! on Cuneiform Records marks the band's fourth Zappa album and the third for that remarkable ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Edgar Winter: Winter Blues

Read "Winter Blues" reviewed by Ed Kopp

For those of us who came of age in the pre-disco ‘70s, Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein" and “Free Ride" still ignite fond memories. People born after the classic-rock era will recognize Winter as the exceedingly white dude who plays George Hamilton’s unlikely twin brother in that goofy Miller Lite TV ad. Though Winter released two underhyped albums ...