He was an authoritative voice in Latin American piano
styles, an accomplished classical player, a fine arranger,
ensemble player, and an inspired soloist.. For those
familiar with his work in the salsa world, the melodic and
harmonic ideas explored distinguish Palmieri as one of
the great creative Latino voices. His technical prowess is
truly astounding, with a variety of styles represented,
including tango, bolero, cha cha and of course mambo.
He was affectionately known as "The Giant of the
Keyboard," and he was that.
Nine years senior to his famous brother Eddie Palmieri,
Carlos Manuel Palmieri was born of Puerto Rican
parentage in New York on November 12th 1927