THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND

The Great Un-American Songbook, Volumes I & II [2 x CDs]

Marketing Highlights

• This release, with its program of great, much-loved, classic rock material, has huge cross-over potential to an audience that isn't primarily a jazz audience.

• Cuneiform will be servicing 600 radio stations and magazines with this release.

• The band is a favorite of jazz radio programmers and jazz media.

• The band plays regular, sold out gigs in the New York and Philadelphia areas.

Bio

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 four previous, best-selling releases on Cuneiform.

To mix things up and do something a bit different, on this release, Ed and the band decided to visit some of the great rock music from England, mostly from the 60s and early 70s, but also including music from today as well.

He turns his big band loose like it’s playing one of its regular, packed gigs at Iridium or The Falcon. Exploring an expansive array of moods and material, but all with a thematic tie, the band delivers an audaciously entertaining program that’s full of surprises.

Tracklist

Volume I (CD one) [song title – original performer]
1. Good Morning, Good Morning (The Beatles)
2. Open Up Said The World At The Door (The Move)
3. We Love You (The Rolling Stones)
4. Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles)
5. Definitely Maybe (Jeff Beck)
6. As You Said (Cream)
7. Lark’s Tongues In Aspic, Part Two (King Crimson)
8. 21st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson)
9. Send Your Son To Die (Blodwyn Pig)
10. Edward, The Mad Shirt Grinder (Nicky Hopkins with Quicksilver Messenger Service)

Volume II (CD two) [song title – original performer]
1. America / American Idiot (The Nice, Green Day)
2. Beggar’s Farm (Jethro Tull)
3. Bitches Crystal (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
4. Wreck Of The Hesperus (Procol Harum)
5. Diamond Dust (Jeff Beck)
6. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (Traffic)
7. Fire (The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown)
8. The Tourist (Radiohead)
9. Don’t Bother Me (The Beatles)
10. Nardis (Miles Davis)
11. Don’t Bother Me (reprise) (The Beatles)
12. I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles)
13. Goodnight (The Beatles)

For Fans Of

Carla Bley Very Big Band
Either / Orchestra
Gil Evans
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Maria Schneider
Frank Zappa
John Zorn

Home Market

New York City, NY - USA

Album Details

Artist

THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND

Album Title

The Great Un-American Songbook, Volumes I & II [2 x CDs]

Street Date

02/24/2017

Order Due Date

01/27/2017

Discount

8% (ends 03/02/2017)

Genre

Jazz

Label

Cuneiform Records

Parent Label

BFD II

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD24

UPC

045775043524

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

CUNCD435