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The Ed Palermo Big Band: Plays the Music of Frank Zappa

Read "Plays the Music of Frank Zappa" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Frank Zappa’s now batting .500. I’d heard one other big–band tribute to Zappa’s music (by an ensemble that will remain nameless) and was thoroughly unimpressed. But the second time’s a charm — and a charmer as well.

What’s the difference? It has to be the fabulous charts by bandleader / alto saxophonist Ed Palermo who’s long ...

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Ed Palermo: Plays the Music of Frank Zappa

Read "Plays the Music of Frank Zappa" reviewed by Robert Middleton

Yes! Why not? Of course! Frank Zappa's music in a big band setting. Wonderful. From the witty, irreverent packaging to the masterful playing, note-true arrangements and the spot-on selection of Frank's tunes, this is an album to celebrate. What album from Zappa came out the same year as Bitches Brew (by Miles) and also broke new ...