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Ed Palermo: Eddy Loves Frank

Read "Eddy Loves Frank" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Since 1994, Ed Palermo has arranged and performed over 200 works by the late Frank Zappa, a brilliant musician whose often controversial lyrics distracted people from his gifts as a composer. Putting together a tightly rehearsed band consisting of New York City-based musicians, Palermo has played his charts in nightclubs around the city for over 15 ...

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Ed Palermo Big Band: Eddy Loves Frank

Read "Eddy Loves Frank" reviewed by Nic Jones

With the dubious benefit of hindsight, it could be argued that Frank Zappa's music could--and on the basis of this release can still be--defined by what it's not. Zappa was both astute and knowing enough to realize that both progressive and jazz rock could easily become stylistic straitjackets. His music was reflective of this knowledge as ...

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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 ...