Happy Birthday Eddie Palmieri. ‘El Perfecto del Piano’

This day (December 15, 1936), in  Ponce, Puerto Rico, is born Eddie Palmieri, a Puerto Rican pianist, bandleader and musician.

Tracklist :

w/ La Perfecta II – Cuidate Compay (2020) . @ Epcot (2019) . Oye Lo Que Te Conviene Celebrando 80 Anos (2017) . Picadillo (2013) . Just A Little Dream (2011) . Ese Es Eddie!! . La Libertad . w/ Cheo Feliciano – Busca Lo Tuyo . w/ La Perfecta – @ Lehman – Muneca . Pa La Ocha Tambo (1971) . w/ Charlie Palmieri, Barry Rogers & Ismael Quintana – Puerto Rico . Vámonos Pal Monte (1972) .

Tracklist :

Vamonos Pal Monte . Ay Que Rico . Puerto Rico . Cafe . La Malanga . Un Dia Bonito . Bilongo . Azucar . Café . Mi Mambo Conga .

MORE VIDEOS

[1983] Tito Puente and Friends – that is Carlos Santana, Armando Peraza, Eddie Palmieri, Rubén Blades, Nicky Marrero, Oreste Vilato, Dave Valentin, Papo Vázquez, Andy González and more – perform at Pier 84 in New-York City >> 21 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] this year NEA Jazz Masters Ceremony will induct Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Lorraine Gordon and Eddie Palmieri at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City >> 145 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2002] The Latin Giants of Jazz with Eddie Palmieri featuring All Stars from the Former Tito Puente Orquestra are at Jazzaldia in Donosti, San Sebastian, Spain >> 29 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2002] Eddie Palmieri performs at Newport Jazz Festival >> 58 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (December 15, 1936), in  Ponce, Puerto Rico, is born Eddie Palmieri, a Puerto Rican pianist, bandleader and musician.

Official Website : At age 11, he auditioned at Weil Recital Hall, which is next door to Carnegie Hall, a venue as far from the Bronx as he could imagine. Possessed by a desire to play the drums, Palmieri joined his uncle’s orchestra at age 13, where he played timbales.

@allmusic : No purist, he has also shown a welcome willingness to experiment with fusions of Latin and non-Latin music. However, despite a number of stints with major labels and numerous industry awards and nominations, he has yet to break into the American record scene in a big way.

@last.fm : 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.

@Discogs : . Born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, Eddie (along with his late brother Charlie) was one of the fundamental players in the evolution of Latin Jazz and Salsa. (Born December 15, 1936)

Photo : Nick Myers & Aaron Rockers

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