- the ed palermo big band: the great un-american songbook - volumes I & II
(2017, cd, usa, cuneiform records)
For "The Great Un-American Songbook - Volumes I & II", Ed took a look at his favorite British pop and rock tunes and gave them the unmistakable Palermo-treatment :
Take a dose of The Beatles, E.L.O., The Rolling Stones, King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, ...
Arrange for jazz combo;
Add horn arrangements;
Leave room for excellent solos;
Season à la Ed Palermo;
et voilà !
(if only it would be that easy...)
This 2 CD set sounds absolutely great. I've been playing it over and over again the last couple of weeks and it's just fabulous.
Lots of Zappa teases in there as well.
Highly recommended !!
Out on Cuneiform.
Available from Mandaï.
Here's a video recording of the complete benefit concert the Ed Palermo did in NYC last March :