Eddie Palmieri Sextet
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Eddie Palmieri
Latin Jazz Giant

Eddie Palmieri Sextet

APR 2–5 | NEA Jazz Masters Week

Apr 03, 2020
Miner Auditorium
FriApr 3
7:30 PM

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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. The iconic pianist, composer, bandleader, nine-time GRAMMY winner, and 2013 NEA Jazz Master performs with his dynamic Latin jazz sextet.

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-inspired pianistics. At 82, the eternally youthful Palmieri has remained as vital as ever, consistently releasing new music including two 2018 sessions, the all-star Full Circle on his own Uprising Music imprint (with accompanying educational app), and the heartfelt tribute Mi Luz Mayor, dedicated to the memory of his late wife.

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At 82, the eternally youthful Palmieri has remained as vital as ever, consistently releasing new music including two 2018 sessions.

This sapient elder statesman of NuYorican music is still expanding the vocabulary of Latin jazz.

The Guardian

This sapient elder statesman of NuYorican music is still expanding the vocabulary of Latin jazz.

The Guardian

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