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Eddie Palmieri


Eddie Palmieri is among the primary Latin jazz pianists, blessed with a method that fuses such ubiquitous jazz affects as the varieties of Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, and McCoy Tyner right into a Latin framework. No purist, he in addition has shown a pleasant willingness to test out fusions of Latin and non-Latin music. Like his old sibling Charlie, Eddie began playing young (eight) and examined traditional piano while also playing drums. He produced his professional debut with Johnny Segui’s orchestra in 1955 and finally joined up with Tito Rodriguez’s well-known music group in 1958-1960. In 1961, Palmieri produced his highly important music group La Perfecta, whose flute and twin- or triple-trombone entrance line produced American jazz music artists like Herbie Mann get sucked in; he also have scored heavily within an exceptional 1966 cooperation with Cal Tjader, Un Sonido Nuevo (Verve). After La Perfecta split in 1968 because of financial complications, Palmieri used the Tico and Fania All-Stars, documented with Alfredo “Chocolat” Armenteros, Cachao, and Justo Betancourt, and, like his sibling, cut some Latin boogaloo periods. Around the middle-’60s, Palmieri started formal research of arranging, as well as the Monk impact became even more pronounced in his piano function. While documenting for the Latin Coco label within the mid-’70s, Palmieri began to blend salsa with R&B, pop, rock and roll, Spanish vocals, and jazz improvisation. Short affiliations with Columbia in the past due ’70s and Capitol (in little league with David Sanborn) in the past due ’80s didn’t produce a discovery hit, although second option attempt was targeted squarely in the burgeoning “jazz-lite” marketplace. Through the ’90s, Palmieri continued to be a critical preferred for albums like 1993’s jazz-oriented Palmas (1993) for the normally traditional Nonesuch label, and a group of recordings for the RMM label. He came back to his La Perfecta times in Apr 2002 with La Perfecta II within the Concord Jazz label. Two even more albums for Concord adopted, Ritmo Caliente in 2003 and Pay attention Right here! in 2005. A yr later, he documented the recording Simpático co-billed with Brian Lynch, and in 2011 he teamed with sibling Charlie for the aptly entitled Salsa Brothers.

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Full Name Eddie Palmieri
Date Of Birth December 15, 1936
Profession Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Nationality American
Spouse Iraida Palmieri
Children Eddie Palmieri, Illeana Palmieri, Renee Palmieri, Eydie Palmieri, Gabriela Sebastian Palmieri
Parents Isabel Maldonado-Palmieri, Carlos Palmieri
Siblings Charlie Palmieri
Awards Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album, Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album, Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording, Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album
Music Songs Vamonos Pal' Monte, La Malanga, Palo Pa Rumba, Bilongo, Un Dia Bonito, Oyelo Que Te Conviene, Palo De Mango, El Sonido Nuevo, Pa Huele, 17.1, Adoracion, Bamboleate, Nada De Ti, Muñeca, Sabiduria, La Voz del Caribe, Sujetate La Lengua, Harlem River Drive, El Molestoso, Ay Que Rico, Ajaico Caliente, Chocolate Ice Cream, Mi Primera Rumba, Los Cueros Me Llaman, Cinturita, Ritmo Caliente, Cuidate Compay, Revolt/La Libertad Logico, Mi Mambo Conga, Camagueyanos Y Habaneros, Un Puesto Vacante, Nunca contigo
Albums The Sun of Latin Music, Unfinished Masterpiece, La perfecta II, Vamonos Pa'l Monte, El Rumbero Del Piano, Listen Here!, Simpático, Solito, La Perfecta, Lo que traigo es sabroso, Champagne, Mozambique, Molasses, Palmas, Azucar Pa' Ti, Obra Maestra, Superimposition, Lucumi, Macumba, Voodoo, Palo Pá Rumba, 60 Años del Maestro, El Sonido Nuevo, Ritmo Caliente, Live From Bronx, Recorded Live At Sing Sing With Harlem River Drive, Eddie Palmieri Is Doin' It in the Park (Original Soundtrack), Masterwork Vamos Pal Monte, Arete, Bamboléate, Justicia, The Truth, Eddie Palmieri, Eddie Palmieri's Suert La Lengua, Sabiduria, Sentido, Vortex, Straight Ahead, El Molestoso...Volumen 2, El Prodigioso - Los 50 Años Del Maestro, Gold 1973 - 1976, The Best Of Eddie Palmieri
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album
Movies Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC, Victor Manuelle: Live from Madison Square Garden

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1 Children are Renee, Eydie, Eddie, Illeana, Gabriela.
2 His grandson, Joshua, was the inspiration for the hit "Slowvisor." Eddie has also written songs for all the grandchildren, and his own children.
3 Has won 9 Grammy Awards.
4 His daughter, Gabriela Sebastian Palmieri, was an assistant vice president for contemporary art at Sotheby's, the auction house in Manhattan, New York.



Despicable Me 2 2013 performer: "Cielito Lindo"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 performer: "El Molestoso II" / writer: "El Molestoso II"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "Revolt/La Libertad Logico" / writer: "Revolt/La Libertad Logico"
Empire 2002 performer: "Vamanos Pal' Monte" / writer: "Vamanos Pal' Monte"
Up Close & Personal 1996 performer: "Cafe"
Crooklyn 1994 performer: "Puerto Rico" / writer: "Puerto Rico"
Carlito's Way 1993 performer: "Muneca" / writer: "Muneca"
Untamed Heart 1993 writer: "VAMONOS PA'L MONTE" - uncredited
Variety 1983 performer: "Bilongo"
Breathless 1983 performer: "No Me Hagas Sufrir"



Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC 2012 Documentary
The Best of Latin Jazz 1997 Video short
Puerto Rican Mambo (Not a Musical) 1992
Tesoro 1987



International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul 2013 Video Himself
From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Palladium: Where Mambo Was King 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Best of Latin Jazz 1997 Video short Himself
Sunday Night 1988 TV Series Himself
Àngel Casas Show 1987 TV Series Himself

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1 His smile.
2 Heavy descargas (piano solos).
3 White beard
4 Cigar

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