Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Ed Palermo Big Band - The Grand Wazoo

In keep with the six degrees of Zappadan theme, I offer up the Ed Palermo Big Band. Frank Zappa played a major roll in Ed's musicial life with respect to influences. As a result, he's done two albums of Zappa cover's with his big band. From a post on his (Ed's) web site, Ed says that he will no longer be featuring the name of Zappa in his advertising for his shows due to issues with the Zappa Family Trust. That said, he has one more tribute album (due in May 2009) in the works and Frank's music will still have prominent roll at his shows, just not the advertizing. If you are going to be in the New York City area, I'd be checking to see if Ed's band is playing and take in a show. You will enjoy it. I'd also be getting on his mailing list, as they always have a number of interesting things going on.

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