| PALERMO, ED BIG BAND |
The Adventures Of Zodd Zundgren
Label : Cuneiform Records
Year : 2017
Format : CD
Style : Jazz
Availability : In stock
Price : 14.70 € - BUY
|Description :||'...this ace bandleader -arranger is dead serious about his song-renovations, striving for exceptional music that contains levels of technical resourcefulness and emotional exposition associated with premium jazz.' – DownBeat
The Ed Palermo Big Band has been in existence for 30 years and many of the musicians in the 18 piece ensemble have been with him for decades and decades! Since the early 90s, Ed Palermo has earned an avid international following with his brilliantly executed, reverently irreverent arrangements of FRANK ZAPPA's tempestuous and wildly inventive music as found on previous, best-selling releases on Cuneiform.
On this release, the greatly inventive arrangements of Zappa are heard, but also heard are works by TODD RUNDGREN, another very inventive rock composer with a hard-core fan base. Would anyone else think of putting these two radically different (but both radically great) composers together? Certainly no one else would be able to make it work like it does here, with the band delivering creatively orchestrated large ensemble versions of a surprising mix of songs that all somehow all do work together.
The EPBB's last release, 'The Great Un-American Songbook', garnered features and glowing reviews from *every* US jazz magazine.
This release, with its program of greatly inventive versions of tunes by two distinctive, much-loved American rock composers has has huge cross-over potential to an audience that isn't primarily a jazz audience.
The band is a favorite of jazz radio programmers and jazz media.
- FOR FANS OF - Frank Zappa / Todd Rundgren / Carla Bley Very Big Band / Gil Evans / John Hollenbeck
|Titles :||01. The Solemn Z-Men Credo |
02. Peaches En Regalia (*Frank Zappa*)
03. Influenza (*Todd Rundgren*)
04. Yer Fast (Todd Rundgren)
05. Absolutely Free (Frank Zappa)
06. Breathless (Part 1) (Todd Rundgren)
07. Big Swifty (Frank Zappa)
08. Kiddie Boy (Todd Rundgren)
09. Montana (Frank Zappa)
10. Emperor of the Highway (Todd Rundgren)
11. You Are What You Is (Frank Zappa)
12. Echidna's Arf (Of You) (Frank Zappa)
13. Hello It's Me (Todd Rundgren)
14. Big Swifty Coda (Frank Zappa)
15. Wailing Wall (Todd Rundgren)
16. Florentine Pogen (Frank Zappa)
17. Flamingo (Todd Rundgren)
18. Marqueson's Chicken (Frank Zappa)
19. Song of the Viking (Todd Rundgren)
20. Janet's Big Dance Number (Frank Zappa)
21. Broke Down and Busted (Todd Rundgren)
22. Breathless (Part 2) (Todd Rundgren)
23. Zoot Allures (Frank Zappa)
24. Yer Fast (Reprise) (Todd Rundgren)
|Press :||Progrésiste (FR - Christian Barbier - 01/05/2018) |