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zappa -- Eddy Loves Frank (Ed Palermo Big Band)

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Ed Palermo has just released his third CD focused on big-band jazz arrangements of FZ music


"Eddy Loves Frank." currently 13.99 at amazon.




1. Night School

2. Echidna's Arf (Of You)

3. Regyptian Strut

4. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?

5. Dupree's Paradise

6. What's New in Baltimore

7. Let's Move to Cleveland

8. America the Beautiful


The first two Ed Palermo Big Band CDs devoted to FZ music were screamingly good. Some fantastic big band arrangements, superb players, and great recording / mastering, especially on the first: Ed's arrangement of "Peaches en Regalia" is a go-to system demo track.


That first CD, "The Ed Palermo Big Band Plays the Music of Frank Zappa" features a few relative unknowns: Bob Mintzer, Chris Potter, Dave Samuels, Mike Stern, Mike Keneally...... the CD is OOP, expensive used, worth every penny (amazon reviews are right on the mark), and perhaps still available directly from Ed himself in an updated & remastered version called "Big Band Zappa The Ed Palermo Big Band Plays the Music of Frank Zappa The Original Masters": try email to Ed via his website http://www.palermobigband.com/


second CD "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance" opens with a monster arrangement of RDNZL into a salsa-flavored title track, segues to Dwarf Nebula Processional March .... and just keeps goin'..... (BTW, also currently 13.99 at amazon)


for you fortunate ones in NYC: release party / performance on June 03 @ iridium



oh man am I looking forward to the next UPS delivery on my doorstep. eager anticipation.....




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