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Alto saxophonist/arranger Ed Palermo leads his 18-piece big band in a set of road-tested arrangements of Frank Zappa classics, along with a Neil Young ballad, a Leiber and Stoller piece, and a Los Lobos tune, all with technical and lyric prowess and surprising twists and turns.

Palermo, Ed Big Band
One Child Left Behind

Palermo, Ed Big Band: One Child Left Behind (Cuneiform)

Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"Over the past two decades Ed Palermo has earned an avid international following with his brilliantly executed, reverently irreverent arrangements of Frank Zappa's tempestuous and wildly inventive music. On previous albums the New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger infused the world of Zappalogy with his own brand of incisive wit and bracing improvisation. He doesn't neglect Zappa on his fourth Cuneiform dispatch One Child Left Behind but instead of offering another full Frank immersion he turns his big band loose like it's playing one of its regular gigs. Exploring an expansive array of moods and material, the band delivers an audaciously entertaining program that's full of surprises.

Featuring the same formidable cast of players as on his last release, Oh No! Not Jazz!!, the 18-piece band interprets a fatalistic film theme and a gorgeous Neil Young ballad. They demolish an existential Leiber and Stoller hit and rhapsodize with an intoxicating Los Lobos classic. Palermo also throws in some beautifully crafted originals, and of course offers a generous helping of Zappa too. As he's quick to acknowledge, One Child "is more of a mixed bag, where my past albums were more thematic. I've been wanting to mix it up like we do at our live shows. These pieces are all road tested, and it felt like a good time to document them." "-Cuneiform Records

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775042022

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: CUN-CD-420
Squidco Product Code: 21543

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Jankland Recordings in Wall Township, New Jersey, on March 20th to 30th and July 28th to 30th, 2014 by Steve Jankowski.


Ed Palermo-composer

Barbara Cifelli-baritone saxophone, Eb mutant clarinet

Ronnie Buttacaoli-trumpet

Mathew Ingmam-bass trombone

Katie Jacoby-violin, 6 string violin

Charles Gordon-trombone

John Bailey-trumpet

Clifford Lyons-alto saxophone, clarinet

Ben Kono-tnor saxophone, flute, oboe

Phil Cester-alto saxophone, flute, piccolo, soprano saxophone

Michael Boschen-trombone

Bill Straub-tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet

Ray Marchica-drums

Paul Adamy-electric bass

Bruce McDaniel-guita, vocals

Bob Quartanta-acoustic piano

Ted Kooshian-electric keyboards

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Track Listing:

1. Cleetus Awreetus Awrightus 3:48

2. Dirty White Bucks 4:40

3. Spider Of Destiny 2:37

4. Scarface 2:25

5. Grand Wazoo 2:21

6. Fifty-Fifty 5:56

7. Harvest Moon 4:49

8. Pygmy Twylyte (Featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock) 2:58

9. Po-Jama People (Featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock) 5:26

10. Kiko And The Lavender Moon (Featuring Candy Zappa) 4:09

11. Vengeance 5:29

12. Evelyn, A Modified Dog (Featuring Candy Zappa) 1:25

13. Village Of The Sun 3:25

14. The Goat Patrol 5:48

15. Is ThatAll There Is? 2:35

16. Andy (Featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock) 7:59

17. Why You Bustin' My Balls Today (Secret Track) 1:44