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acclaim from both new and old fans of the music and they even appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition for a short feature which was heard by millions of listeners in 2006. For those not already familiar with Ed's colorful, jazz-based arrangements of Zappa's compositions, Ed has led a big band for 30 years and has had his band performing the music of Frank Zappa for 15 years. Many years of playing these pieces in front of hugely enthusiastic crowds have honed the band s skills interpreting Zappa's beautiful but notoriously difficult material to where they are able to perform these challenging charts with ease.
All of these musicians are high caliber, hugely talented NYC professional players, and most of them have been playing this music for a decade and a half with this group because they all admire and appreciate the genius of Zappa's work and they love having the opportunity to be able to perform these terrifically exciting charts.
'Palermo developed these charts during years of live shows with these musicians, and their mastery of the material shows in the performances, which turn on a dime yet feel fierce with spontaneous invention.... Palermo s arrangements and these performances are
precise, dedicated, raucous and incisive just like Zappa himself.' --JazzTimes
Top Customer Reviews
The `Mothers' opened a whole NEW world of music to me. They lead me to Jazz, fifties Rhythm and Blues, Avant-Garde Classical as well as Electronic and Musique Concrete techniques. All totally with a humor and sociological insight only examined by the `beats' and `intellectuals' of my generation. I was enthralled.
Now who was behind this all? A dissident iconoclast named Frank Zappa (the great puppet master of musical mayhem). Frank went on after the `Mothers' to have a very prolithic and lucrative career as a composer, band leader, filmmaker, social satirist and political activist.
OK, enough with this `brief history of time'. That's what GOOGLE and WIKI are for. Get on it kids! Now, let's set our `time machine' for the 21st century and the premier interpreter of the music of Frank Zappa; ED PALERMO AND HIS BIG BAND.
Ed is undoubtedly one of the `hottest' Jazz Saxophone players on the circuit today. Also, his band is an ensemble of virtuous musicians each in their own right with scrolling credits to their names. Oh? Would you like me to name a few? OK!Read more ›
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There's a lot of mediocre Zappa tributes out there, this is not one of them. This has a full big band, great players, and imaginative arrangements. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Barking Elk
so do we, so this is top draw, and has been played lots of time and not tired of it yet.Published on January 18, 2012 by ACB
As longtime Frank Zappa fan, I know there is a select few in that fan club and Eddy Palermo Big Band does something very special with their admiration.Published on February 7, 2011 by R. Scot Derrer
Brilliant reinterpretations of the genius of Frank Zappa. Ed Palermo adds his own essence to Zappa's music and in a way Zappa's Zappa's music. Read morePublished on January 1, 2011 by woodnerd
I love zappa but this music goes beyond Zappa. Ed Palermo's band starts off with the Zappa tunes and basic arrangements and then off they go. Read morePublished on October 28, 2009 by Curious Skeptic
Ed Palermo's arrangement's are up there second only maybe dare I say to Frank his own self. Maybe Dweezil should guest host him on one of the ZPZ tours...Published on October 24, 2009 by C. N. Tedeschi
This is the third CD by the great Ed Palermo Big Band playing Frank Zappa music. Honestly, It is not so exciting anymore. Read morePublished on September 9, 2009 by Eelco Janzen