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Eddie Palmieri

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Eddie Palmieri (born December 15, 1936 in The Bronx, NY.) - is a 9 time Grammy Award winning Puerto Rican American pianist, bandleader and musician, best known for combining jazz piano and instrumental solos with Latin rhythms.

He was the younger brother of Charlie Palmieri. When he was only 5 years old, he used to musically accompany Charlie and together they would enter and participate in many talent contests. Eddie performed at Carnegie Hall when he was 11 years old and formed his own band in 1950, when he was just 14. During the 1950s, Palmieri played in various bands, including Tito Rodriguez’s.

In 1962, Palmieri formed the band La Perfecta, which included trombone player Barry Rogers and singer Ismael Quintana. The music to the Charanga required an orchestra with a flute and violins, but Eddie also added a mixture of trumpets and trombones. He also experimented by including a touch of jazz in his recordings. He recorded, among others, Lo Que Traigo Es Sabroso (What I Bring is Juicy) and Mozambique, before the group disbanded in 1968.

Palmieri’s “La Perfecta” departed from the traditional Caribbean sources of salsa instrumentation by introducing a new stylistic device into the New York Latin sound. Their signature sound relied heavily on two trombones and a flute instead of trumpets. The combination helped to give La Perfecta a rich and bold sound which contributed to Palmieri’s success with his new band.

In 1971, Palmieri recorded Vamonos Pa’l Monte (Going to the Mountain) with his brother Charlie at the organ.

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  • fleurancolie

    génial

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • RussellChap

    cool stuff

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    7y8uy8h

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • javiikiller

    Happy birthday, Mr. Palmieri.

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • T_U_D_S

    A Genius! :D ♥

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ericcca

    w00t! Palmieri es un CRAK! ♥ Se acabo ya la malanga y no puedo comer!

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • javiikiller

    "Ay, ay, qué pena me da" No sé por qué esa canción no está en el top :(

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bootsiset

    Latin music, my first music, this is what I learned to dance to. My Dad God rest his soul was from the islands, he loved the music. I do too!!!!!

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • doesteban

    Hay mi Palo de Mango!!

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • goajirazulia54

    est musica de mi epoca es la que me fascina ya que la se bailar toda mi vida desde niño cuando bailaba con la orquesta de joe cuba y joe quijano ricardo rey y boby cruz -y otras orquestas de esa epoca del año 70 , buenos recuerdos {luis carlos}

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • lfiesta2001

    Bombasticooooooooooo!!!!!!!

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • The7thSilent

    В кафе усталый Коля

    23 Jul 2009 Reply
  • DonAcordeone

    WOW...................

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Wolf100354

    Musica latina!!! El grannde Palmieri, phantastic

    20 Feb 2009 Reply
  • el_papa_pampa

    A genius

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Jazzdjur

    Join The Bahama Soul Club and share our love for jazz, latin, bossa and smooth sounds! I'm hoping to see you at The Club!

    24 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Pitxi_Drake

    The Sun of Latin Music is a must have masterpiece :)

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • javiwer

    Palmieri, sos un Dios con demasiado pocos oyentes. Peor para los que no te escuchan.

    14 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Soulsa

    Hello from NY! My name's Alberto and I'm new here at Last FM! I'm a latin musician and play in a band named SOULSA. Our sound is a mix of Classic salsa, Latin percussion and Latin rock. If you have a min, drop by and check out our songs! Take care!

    27 Aug 2007 Reply

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