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October Blue Note 50th's, Eddie Palmieri and More

Read "October Blue Note 50th's, Eddie Palmieri and More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Blue Note 50th anniversary salutes from October 1969 by guitarist Grant Green, Reuben Wilson, Lee Morgan, Duke Pearson with Airto and Bobby Hutcherson with voices. We also feature tracks from La Perfecta II by Eddie Palmieri, who performed in Baton Rouge earlier this week. Along the way: vocalist Aimee Allen, Eddie Harris (from his first date with legendary guitarist Joe Diorio), Thelonious Monk solo and a groove out the door with Chicago's Soul Message Band. Enjoy the show!

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Eddie Palmieri: Sabiduria/Wisdom

Read "Sabiduria/Wisdom" reviewed by James Nadal

In celebration of his eightieth birthday, and sixty years as a professional musician, pianist Eddie Palmieri presents Sabiduria/Wisdom, a prodigious testament to his avowed spirit of investigation, and amazing zest for life. Throughout his illustrious recording career, Palmieri has expanded upon the complexities of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, combining them with the serious elements in the melodic and harmonic structures of jazz, to come up with what he refers to as dance music. With his renowned trademark percussive attack on the piano, ...

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The Brian Lynch / Eddie Palmieri Project: Simpatico

Read "Simpatico" reviewed by Russ Musto

Brian Lynch is one of the most proficient “bilingual" artists in music--equally adept in both jazz and Latin genres. On this superb collaboration with piano giant Eddie Palmieri, the virtuoso trumpeter brings together his wealth of experience in both fields in a scintillating synthesis that is intelligent, exciting and truly personal. Lynch's understanding of Palmieri's unique brand of salsa con jazz sensibility is accurately described by the date's title, and the music here is the product of a truly sympathetic ...

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Brian Lynch / Eddie Palmieri Project: Simpatico

Read "Simpatico" reviewed by Chris May

In a world which seems increasingly to be defined by racial and cultural sectarianism, it's always heartening to come across an artist who chooses to express himself in a non-native context--particularly when he does so with the poise that trumpeter Brian Lynch brings to Simpatico.

The album pairs Lynch with his frequent employer, Latin music piano legend Eddie Palmieri, who plays on seven of the nine tracks and who wrote or co-wrote five of them. The music is a caliente ...

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Brian Lynch / Eddie Palmieri Project: Simpatico

Read "Simpatico" reviewed by Norman Weinstein

Two decades of working as a highly accomplished trumpeter in Eddie Palmieri's Latin jazz band has culminated for Brian Lynch with this completely ravishing recording alongside his musical mentor. While the name of the group might raise the question of “who's on first?", rest assured that this is an inspired collaboration with the less-celebrated Lynch firmly at the helm. Most of the tunes are his, and the versions of Palmieri's pieces are marked by Lynch's hand. In fact, this album ...

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Eddie Palmieri: Listen Here!

Read "Listen Here!" reviewed by Jim Santella

The big band sound of Eddie Palmieri's powerful ensemble leaves no doubt: Latin jazz has the capacity to excite, to thrill, and to interpret good music all night long.

Featured solo voices include trumpeter Bryan Lynch, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, trombonist Conrad Herwig, and pianist Palmieri. His musical guests give Listen Here! an added force that drives the message home. Your heart won't slow down until the CD has finished and someone has turned out the lights. Palmieri's ...

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Eddie Palmieri

Read "Eddie Palmieri" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Thelonious Monk once said, “Jazz is New York. You can feel it in the air." This is an observation that can be easily recast to produce another truism: “Salsa is New York. You can feel it in the streets." Both musics are integral to NYC culture and come together no more eloquently than they do in the musical persona of Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri. NYC born and raised, Eddie comes from a musical family and seems to have been ...


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