Big Band Leader/Zappa Archivist Ed Palermo Interviewed at AAJ


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It's got to be love, hasn't it? Why else would someone bother to transcribe 200 of Frank Zappa's tunes? For what other reason would someone dedicate himself for over 15 years to presenting his arrangements of Zappa's music in the setting of a 17-piece jazz big band, and at a loss to boot?

Yes, it's safe to say that saxophonist, composer and arranger Ed Palermo really, really loves Frank.

AAJ Contributor Ian Patterson spoke at length with Palermo recently, about his latest big band album of Zappa material, Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform, 2009), his days coming up with Tito Puente, and his own views on Zappa's enduring legacy.

Check out Ed Palermo: We're Only In It For The Music at AAJ today!

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