Ed Palermo's Big Band has been together since 1980 and has been playing and honing the music of Frank Zappa (among other composers) for fifteen years, mainly in performance at the Bottom Line and Iridium nightclubs in New York City.
Their CDs, The Ed Palermo Big Band Plays the Music of Frank Zappa (If you have a copy, it's now a collector's item!!!), 'Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance' and the newly released 'Eddy Loves Frank' are concepts 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 CDs also feature guest soloists: 'Zappa-alums' guitarist Mike Keneally and vibraphonist Dave Samuels, saxophonists Bob Mintzer and Chris Potter and guitarist Mike Stern.