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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 I & II
(This Link Has Audio Samples!!)

From the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck to King Crimson, Traffic, and Jethro Tull, Palermoís 18-piece ensemble Storms the British Invasion and Plants the American Flag (upside down)

His fifth project for the label, The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes I & II , is a love letter to the rockers who ruled the AM and FM airwaves in the 1960s via successive waves of the British Invasion. Featuring largely the same stellar cast of players as last yearís gloriously eclectic One Child Left Behind, the 18-piece EPBB lovingly reinvents songs famous and obscure, leaving them readily recognizable and utterly transformed. The first installments in what he hopes to be an ongoing project, these two volumes give a whole new meaning to 'swinging London'.

STREAM/SHARE: "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Traffic)"
stream: @SoundCloud / @Bandcamp / @YouTube


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//
ITUNES - AMAZON - BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC
or
DIRECT FROM ED:
$20 with $3.00 for postage. $23 for a DOUBLE DISC CD!

Just write a check made out to Ed Palermo and mail to
Ed Palermo
27 Westwood Drive North
West Orange, NJ 07052

OR if you do VENMO or PAY PAL, thatís cool, too. Just use my email address.
 


What's New?

Saturdays
9/30 & 10/28
at
The Falcon

Monday
10/23
at
The Iridium

Details


Audio

Talking Zappa
with
Tony Trombo

 


Video

YouTube Channel
"The Best of the EPBB"
 
Ray Morelli's YouTube Channel

Hugh Gotlt
YouTube
Channel

 


Recordings


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Audio/Video


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The
Ed Palermo
Big Band


Ed Palermo
(arranger,
alto saxophone
)

SAXOPHONES
Cliff Lyons
(alto saxophone,
flute, clarinet
)
Ben Kono
(flute, clarinet,
tenor saxophone
)
Bill Straub
(flute, tenor saxophone)
Barbara Cifelli (piccolo, flute, baritone saxophone, clarinet)
Phil Chester
(piccolo, flute, soprano & alto saxophones)

TRUMPETS
Ronnie Buttacavoli  John Bailey

TROMBONES
Charlie Gordon
 Mike Boschen
Matt Ingman

RHYTHM SECTION
 Bob Quaranta
(piano)
Ted Kooshian (harpsichord,
organ,
synthesizer
)
Bruce McDaniel
(vocals & guitar)
Paul Adamy
(bass)
Ray Marchica
(drums)
Katie Jacoby
(violin)


 


"I canít remember the last time that
a concert left me
so breathless.
The entire evening was a stunning balance of musical precision, passion and power."

Review by
Greg Haymes
Nippertown

 



 

Crazy times call for outrageous music, and few jazz ensembles are better prepared to meet the surreality of this reality-TV-era than the antic and epically creative Ed Palermo Big Band. The New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger is best known for his celebrated performances interpreting the ingenious compositions of Frank Zappa, an extensive body of work documented on previous Cuneiform albums.
 


Photo by Jeffrey Evans

Electric Butter Show featuring Rob Paparozzi
at WBGO's Jazz on the Mountain Festival January 17, 2016


 

A message from Ed:

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The new EPBB T-shirt is available now at all our shows.

 
"...one of the greatest musicians and arrangers in the world."
-- Christian McBride--
 
"There are two musicians in this business who I can say are jewels.
One is George Duke and the other is Ed Palermo."
--Napoleon Murphy Brock--
 
"He (Ed) has a breathtaking approach to re-contextualizing everything in a fantasia that swoops from Frank's (Zappa) work to Todd Rundgren to Wayne Shorter to whatever - just traveling through the history of music.
I was absolutely flabbergasted."

--Mike Keneally--

 
Nothing demonstrates the ensembleís ongoing vitality better than the stellar cast of players, with many longtime collaborators. Many of these top-shelf musicians have been in the band for more than a decade, and they bring wide ranging experience, expert musicianship and emotional intensity to Palermoís music.


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