September 26, 2005
To: Listings/Critics/Features From: Iridium Jazz Club PRESS Contact: JIM EIGO, [email protected]
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SHOW TIMES NIGHTLY AT 8:00, 10: 00
Ed Palermo Big Band Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa
Last Three Appearances This Year Wednesdays September 28, November 2 and November 9
SAXES: CLIFF LYONS PHIL CHESTER BILL STRAUB/DAVE RIEKENBERG BEN KONO BARBARA CIFELI
BONES: CHARLEY GORDON JOE FIEDLER MATT INGMAN
TRUMPETS: RONNIE BUTTACAVOLI JOHN HINES/JOHN TROMBETTA
DRUMS: RAY MARCHICA
BASS: PAUL ADAMY
PIANO: BOB QUARANTA
KURZWEIL: TED KOOSHIAN
VOCALS AND GUITAR: CARL RESTIVO
Ed Palermo's Big Band has been together since 1980 and has been playing and honing the music of Frank Zappa for close to five years, mainly in performance at the Bottom Line in New York City.
Their CD, The Ed Palermo Big Band Plays the Music of Frank Zappa (If you have a copy, it's now a collector's item!!!) is a concept of love for the complex music of Frank Zappa. These crafty interpretations by the Ed Palermo Big Band stand as a testament to the longevity and originality of Zappa and his music. This music drives on its spontaneity and unpredictability. Palermo and his band bring this volatile music to life in a deft and powerful way, making it their own.
Made up of top New York musicians, the CD also features guest soloists: Zappa-alums" guitarist Mike Keneally and vibraphonist Dave Samuels, saxophonists Bob Mintzer and Chris Potter and guitarist Mike Stern.
Palermo has recorded two other critically-acclaimed big band albums and worked with Tito Puente for three years, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Lena Horne and many other musical greats. His approach was influenced by Todd Rundgren, Cannonball Adderley, Neil Young, Edgar Winter, Nelson Riddle, Charles Tolliver, Gene Ammons and heavy-duty" Brian Wilson. His devotion to eclectic roots also includes classical composers such as Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
For more info: www.palermobigband.com/