Eddie Palmieri Salsa Big Band

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Big Band

 

Eddie Palmieri

Salsa Big Band

Saturday, November 30, 7:00pm · 9:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Eddie Palmieri

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Big Band

A beloved patriarch of Latin music known for transforming dance orchestras into roiling sonic laboratories, Nuyorican pianist/composer Eddie Palmieri has been at the cutting edge of Afro-Caribbean music since the early 1960s. After his two-year gig with the great Tito Rodríguez culminated in the classic 1960 album Live at the Palladium, Palmieri set out to revolutionize the dance orchestra with his legendary trombone-powered ensemble La Perfecta. From 1965’s foundational salsa anthem “Azúcar” to the politically and rhythmically charged 1971 album Vámonos Pa'l Monte to 1975’s iconoclastic The Sun Of Latin Music, Palmieri has fearlessly combined tropical grooves with hard-bop harmonies and McCoy Tyner pianistics.

Artist Personnel

Eddie Palmieri piano
Herman Olivera vocals
Joseph Gonzalez vocals
Donald Harrison saxophone
Ronnie Cuber saxophone
Jonathan Powell trumpet
John Walsh trumpet
Jimmy Bosch trombone
Nelson Gonzalez guitar, trés, vocals
Luques Curtis bass
Anthony Carrillo bongos
Vicente Rivero congas
Camilo Molina percussion

Artist Website

"Eddie Palmieri. . .has been the most consistently innovative artist in Afro-Cuban music in the United States for the past 30 years. " — Boston Globe
"Palmieri looms, in the current landscape of tropical music, as the last of the larger than life giants. " — Los Angeles Times

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