Cuneiform, 2016, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O’s Notes: Saxophonist and bandleader Ed Palermo has made a living recreating the works of Frank Zappa. One Child Left Behind is also littered with Zappa tunes along with other pop classics and even a few Palermo originals. “Spider of Destiny” has the feel of a marching band but with studio audio quality. Zappa vocalist Napoleon Murphy Brock sings a couple of tunes notably “Po-Jama People” and Frank’s sister Candy Zappa adds a couple of vocal tracks as well. Ray Marchica (d) and John Bailey (t) are among the star-studded musicians in the large ensemble.