Ed Palermo 2011

29 Responses to “Ed Palermo 2011”

  1. Alex says:

    Is that a real chick with a violin . . . I mean
    Is that a Mexican chick with a violin or is that a Sears chick with a violin?

  2. P-Rip says:

    Normally, I really like Ed Polermo’s stuff, but this just seems…off, both instrumentally and vocally. But without knowing the context…it could have been some impromptu guest appearance thing with little or no rehearsal. The girl looks nice, though. πŸ˜‰

  3. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from P-Rip:

    Normally, I really like Ed Polermo’s stuff, but this just seems…off, both instrumentally and vocally. But without knowing the context…it could have been some impromptu guest appearance thing with little or no rehearsal. The girl looks nice, though. πŸ˜‰

    Here’s the context, P-Rip, from Iridium’s Facebook page:

    “Come hear the Ed Palermo Big Band performing the music of Frank Zappa and others! EAT, DRINK, BE ENTERTAINED!

    Tasty licks, inappropriate jokes, fresh dance moves, shredding, re-harmonization, Todd Rundgren tunes… anything is fair game when you’re with ED PALERMO and his MIGHTY BIG BAND.”

  4. Alex says:

    …and what about that whammy bar?

    Instructions

    1
    Bend a note down. Point your whammy bar toward the headstock. Then play a single note (and let it sustain) while you gently press down on the whammy bar. The note will go flat and bend down in tone.

    2
    Bend a note up. On a lot of bars, pointing the bar toward the bottom of the guitar and pushing on it will produce a bend up, and a sustained note will go sharp. You can get this also by pulling on the whammy bar in a way that moves the string lock toward the body of the guitar. The bend-up is a common guitar trick that is uncomplicated.

    3
    Try a vibrato note. Simple up and down bends can be done with the strings themselves: what a guitarist often uses a whammy bar for is extreme note-variance effects. Try holding a note and moving the whammy bar back and forth quickly for a “shivering” effect on your sound.

    4
    Use the whammy bar in arcing solos. Try going up the pentatonic scale over one bar of music until you reach a “top note.” Then use the whammy bar to bend that note up over the next bar: this classic solo style was done to perfection by the glam-rock bands of the 1980s, and the soaring note set audiences on fire.

    5
    Use a whammy bar with triplets. Try a hammer-on note and then a quick touch of the whammy bar to create a “triple-note” effect. This is just one of the many ways a whammy bar can make a guitarist sound like they are playing more notes than they actually are. Listen to classic rockers like Hendrix to find more plays to use the whammy bar creatively.

  5. Hugh says:

    Hey Balint thanks for posting my video. It was a great show (I guess you had to be there πŸ™‚ ) and I had a lot of fun taping it. This was from the early show (testing out my old family camcorder) and the entire video of the late show will be available at zappateers in the next couple of days. I’m sure some of you can’t wait. πŸ˜†
    I try not judge bands by fan video’s on YouTube. There’s nothiing like the live experience of music. πŸ™‚

    And yes, I do need some work on my panning! πŸ˜†

  6. Cotti says:

    I love that “David Letterman” feel from Ed’s arrangements.

  7. BΓ‘lint says:

    Hugh: thanks for recording it! What was the setlist?

  8. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Hugh:

    Hey Balint thanks for posting my video. It was a great show (I guess you had to be there πŸ™‚ ) and I had a lot of fun taping it. This was from the early show (testing out my old family camcorder) and the entire video of the late show will be available at zappateers in the next couple of days. I’m sure some of you can’t wait. πŸ˜†
    I try not judge bands by fan video’s on YouTube. There’s nothiing like the live experience of music. πŸ™‚

    And yes, I do need some work on my panning! πŸ˜†

    Love your recordings of Ed’s shows, Hugh! Always a treat. I’m glad that more complete clips will be available for us big fans of Palermo’s Big Band arrangements that cannot get to Irridium or New York, generally.

    True, one shouldn’t judge a band by just a single YouTube posting. A suite of clips, perhaps. Yet where Palermo is concerned, one should already expect variations in his overall arrangements, particularly wherein brass and reed instruments are often replacing strings.

  9. Hugh says:

    Hey guys, besides the Palermo video, the early and late show audio (from that night) will be available soon at zappateers. UrbanG, I’m glad you enjoyed my last recording of EPBB. πŸ˜€ This is all pretty new to me (recording, video taping and seeding) but it’s a very satisfying hobbie.
    You’re welcome Balint. Here’s the EPBB April 7th late show setlist from Iridium (I haven’t worked on the early show yet).

    Run Home Slow
    Breathless Part 1
    Uncle Meat Main Title/Variations
    Black Page #2
    Little Umbrellas
    Mystery Song (still trying to figure this one out)
    Sofa #1
    King Kong
    21st Schizoid Man
    Breathless Part 2
    Ed’s Mash-Up (Caravan, Jingo, G-spot)
    Father O’Blivion
    City of Tiny Lights
    Waka/Jawaka
    Enchidna’s Arf (outro)

    Lot’s of great horn solos included.
    If you’re into EPBB and you don’t do the torrent thing, I promise to put up more video on YouTube as well. Click my name (above) to access my YouTube Channel.

  10. Robin says:

    Sorry for the good intentions, but i hereby ask all musicians in the universe to stop covering Frank’s music. I’ve heard too much versions-(including Dweezil/sorry) of classic FZtunes. This jazzy-snotty-bad timing-bad choreography girly-thing is the bloody limit to me. Do your own thing and stop screwing up the right feel, notes, tempi and face-expressions of Frank’s music. Arff, Arff.

  11. BΓ‘lint says:

    … and I hereby ask all musicians in the universe to do whatever they want. πŸ˜‰

  12. Alex says:

    A quote from BΓ‘lint:

    … and I hereby ask all musicians in the universe to do whatever they want.

    MORE WHAMMY BAR!

  13. Hermann Schindler says: