Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Cuneiform | Autor: WK

Ed Palermo's got it with Frank Zappa. We've known that for 30 years. Once again he and his big band celebrate the classics of the great queer head and put his thesis that jazz is not dead, he just smells something upside down. Because with HIS Zappa, Palermo clearly takes the side of jazz. His guitar can never compete with his role model, but the arrangements are too opulent and razor sharp. From the feeling Palermo approaches "Frank Zappa In New York". Hardly any of Zappa's jazz standards are missing. The special feature of the new double CD, however, are Palermo's own compositions, which fit so seamlessly into the Zappa repertoire that even Zappa connoisseurs think they know the pieces from Frankyboy's original records. If there's anyone who can feel like a worthy executor of Zappa's estate, it's Ed Palermo. His latest CD at least is also a great pleasure for the critical Zappa fan.

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