Exposé Online banner

The Ed Palermo Big Band

The Ed Palermo Big Band
Country
United States
Profile
Before forming his own band, Ed toured and recorded with many different artists including Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Lou Rawls, Melba Moore, Debbie Gibson, The Spinners and countless others. He has written and arranged for the Tonight Show, Maurice Hines and Eddy Fischer. He also arranged the music for a recent James Brown concert at the Hollywood Bowl. His interpretation of the music of iconoclastic composer Frank Zappa has brought him wide recognition. His first CD of this material, The Ed Palermo Big Band Plays the Music of Frank Zappa, garnered rave reviews. Downbeat magazine gave the CD a 4-star review. Palermo’s second CD of Zappa material, entitled Take Your Clothes off When You Dance, was received with equal enthusiasm from publications all over the world, including another rave from Downbeat. Subsequent albums have included material other than Zappa pieces, including Palermo originals.
Website
http://www.palermobigband.com
Related articles (8)
Releases on file (9)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — A Lousy Day in Harlem The Ed Palermo Big Band — A Lousy Day in Harlem
(Sky Cat, 2019, CD / DL)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren The Ed Palermo Big Band — The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren
(Cuneiform Rune 440, 2017, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — The Great Un-American Songbook - Volumes I & II The Ed Palermo Big Band — The Great Un-American Songbook - Volumes I & II
(Cuneiform Rune 435/436, 2017, 2CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — One Child Left Behind The Ed Palermo Big Band — One Child Left Behind
(Cuneiform Rune 418, 2016, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band & Rob Paparozzi — Electric Butter The Ed Palermo Big Band & Rob Paparozzi — Electric Butter
((Not on label) no#, 2014, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Oh No! Not Jazz!! The Ed Palermo Big Band — Oh No! Not Jazz!!
(Cuneiform Rune 380/381, 2014, 2CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Eddy Loves Frank The Ed Palermo Big Band — Eddy Loves Frank
(Cuneiform Rune 285, 2009, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Take Your Clothes off When You Dance The Ed Palermo Big Band — Take Your Clothes off When You Dance
(Cuneiform Rune 225, 2006, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Plays the Music of Frank Zappa The Ed Palermo Big Band — Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
(Astor Place TCD-4005, 1997, CD)

Latest news

2019-10-06
Ginger Baker RIP – Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80. After coming to fame with Cream in the 60s alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, he became one of the most recognized and influential drummers of the rock era. On September 25, his family announced that he was critically ill, and on October 6 his death was confirmed. » Read more

2019-08-20
Alex's Hand Seeks Spa Treatment – American / European band Alex's Hand has a new album in the works called Hungarian Spa, which looks to be their biggest and best yet, featuring a large roster of guest musicians. They're seeking funding to take the project on the road, and are looking for help from the crowd of wisdom. » Read more

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Anthony R. Flynn - Angel's Breath – What first struck me as sort of a Spanish flavored acoustic guitar based fusion album in the mold of some of Al DiMeola's adventures or Strunz & Farah began to change midway through the album....  (1994) » Read more

Biota - Half a True Day – Colorado Art colony Biota continues to make strides in their first new collaboration in over six years. Since their last recording, the European folk elements have been put in the background in favor...  (2008) » Read more

Ilitch - Rainy House – The latest release by Ilitch (a limited edition of 250) collects material recorded from the late 70s right up through the present, although many of the older pieces were tweaked, modified and remixed...  (2006) » Read more

Soft Machine Legacy - Live at the New Morning – With the passing of Elton Dean earlier in 2006, this late winter live performance from 2005 serves as the sole representative of one of the best reformed bands from the 70s. Fronted jointly by Dean...  (2007) » Read more

Cromwell - Burning Banners – Angular is a German based arm of the Musea label, specializing in a more commercially viable neo-progressive sound, and unlike WMMS — which seems to have trouble staying focused — Angular...  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues