Latin jazz monarch and celebrated pianist Eddie Palmieri performed at the Wisconsin Union Theater with his seven-piece salsafied band last Saturday night in the second show in this season's Isthmus Jazz Series. "Who needs a seat when this brilliant jazz pianist is rocking the house?," asks one energized concert attendee who captured a snippet to share with the world.
The live concert clip follows below.
Isthmus contributor Susan Kepecs previewed the show in an article that provided a detailed look at the history of Eddie Palmieri and his music, from watching his older brother Charlie Palmieri play with Tito Puente in the late 50s through his
focus on salsa early in this decade. Kepecs writes:
At 70, with 200 compositions, 50 recordings and eight Grammys in his kit, the fabled Nuyorican bandleader/ pianist has pretty much cashed in his dance orchestra for a seven- or eight-man combo. But no matter which mode he's in, Palmieri mixes Afro-Cuban dance rhythms with monumental American music better than anyone else on the planet.More information -- including MP3s of early releases, photos and videos -- is available at eddiepalmierimusic.com.