Emilio Palame Band | Be Who You Are

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Be Who You Are

by Emilio Palame Band

An eclectic blend of R&B, Jazz, funk, and pop with uplifting lyrics that celebrate a positive view of oneself.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Freefall
5:01 $0.99
2. Piano Prelude to Emily's Dancing Eyes
0:55 $0.99
3. Emily's Dancing Eyes
4:47 $0.99
4. Piano Prelude to We Are Love
0:43 $0.99
5. We Are Love
4:27 $0.99
6. Piano Prelude to Be Who You Are
0:36 $0.99
7. Be Who You Are
3:57 $0.99
8. Piano Prelude to Runaway
0:27 $0.99
9. Runaway
4:56 $0.99
10. Piano Prelude to New Day
1:05 $0.99
11. New Day
4:03 $0.99
12. Piano Prelude to If We Can
0:38 $0.99
13. If We Can
3:25 $0.99
14. Piano Prelude to He's Leavin'
0:44 $0.99
15. He's Leavin'
4:46 $0.99
16. Piano Prelude to This Time Around
0:40 $0.99
17. This Time Around
4:13 $0.99
18. S'Easy Daddy
4:28 $0.99
19. Piano Prelude to Graduation
0:53 $0.99
20. Graduation
4:22 $0.99
21. Piano Prelude to Without Words
1:44 $0.99
22. Without Words
4:29 $0.99
23. Home
4:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Emilio Palame Band (EPB) is an exciting new 9-piece R&B/Jazz ensemble you just have to experience! With keyboardist/vocalist/composer Emilio Palame ("keyboard chops we'd all die to have"...Ernie Rideout - Editor in Chief, Keyboard Magazine)... leading, and some of LA's finest musicians, whose credits range from Stevie Wonder, Miss Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole, Chuck Mangione, and Chick Corea, to Gun's and Roses, Ambrosia, The Tonight Show, Joe Cocker, and Supertramp....this band is packed with musicians that connect.

An eclectic blend of original songs in the Funk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Latin, and Hip Hop styles, EPB's tight sound featuring its groovin' rhythm section and smokin' horn players will pump up your blood, and soothe your soul.

Featuring: Emilio Palame - Keyboards and Vocals, Moon Calhoun and Ken Stacey - Vocals, Stan Sargeant - Bass, Morris O'Connor - Guitar and vocals, John Chiodini - Guitar, Grant Geissman - Guitar, Emerson Palame - Guitar, Tom Walsh - Drums, Anne King - Trumpet, Willie Murillo -Trumpet, Steve Baxter - Trombone and rap, Alisha Marie Ard - Trombone, Eric Marienthal - Sax, and Carol Chaikin - Sax.



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Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Outstanding Jazz/Funk/R&B with highlights on piano
Urbane and sophisticated, Emilio Palame Band’s “Be Who You Are” CD is a smart collection of contemporary R&B trading funk grooves with interludes of traditional jazz piano spread over 23 tracks of pure musicality. Boasting influences that range from the lyricism of Billy Strayhorn to the dynamism of Earth, Wind & Fire; “Be Who You Are” is a throwback to an era when musical prowess trumped the constraints of genres and target audiences. On “Runaway” the Palame band invokes a subtle Latin vibe that recalls Chicago (the group), while the brilliant pianism on “Emily’s Dancing Eyes” is but a backdrop to an R&B workout showcasing the bands elastic and nuanced dexterity. Where “Piano Prelude to We Are Love” finds pianist Palame beautifully exploring the richness of Bill Evans-like jazz piano, the electric keys of the full-band version of “We Are Love” swing it in a Stevie Wonder-like direction that smoothly melds the background chorus in grand harmonic convergence. The charged and dynamic “New Day” gives this amazing band a chance to flex its considerable muscle revealing, if nothing else, how the 1-2 punch of great charts in the hands of polished musicians can unlock the oft-hidden depths a song contains. But whether it’s straight-up funk, ‘70’s-grounded R&B, or the classically melodic jazz at the heart of Emilio Palame’s artistry, "Be Who You Are" is a CD that succeeds because it pays tribute to its influences by invigorating the artistry that fueled them.

Soren Goth

Exelent CD!!
Emilio Palames "Be who you are" is just an exellent cd. Emilios special "Donald Fagen-like" voice, his exelent piano playing and all the really nice arrangemnts performed by super pro musicians.
You must own this cd!

Mike Garson (pianist for David Bowie and Smashing Pumpkins)

Sometimes there are unsung heroes that need to be recognized.
Emilio Palame is one of those types.
He year after year continues to orchestrate wonderfully for television and movies in the quiet background allowing others to shine and get all the credit.
This man is a complete musician.
Finally he has taken the time to put together a great recording of his music.
The music spans over 30 years of compositions and if you can't tell he loves a groove you might have a problem.
His love for artists like Earth Wind and Fire, Ray Charles and Steely Dan are so evident in his music.
If your foot does'nt stop tapping you might visit the doctor for a check-up.
The playing is excellent and all the musicians are wonderful.
I highly recommend this CD.

Laura A. Cirrincione

Be Who You Are
I loved this CD. The music was smooth and the rhythms moved me. Nothing compares to Palame's keyboards. This was anonther notch in a great career, but one with his own stamp. I recommend this CD without hesitation.