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Vortex
Eddie Palmieri
Vortex
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
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Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Eddie Palmieri has been acknowledged as one of Latin jazz's piano masters since the 1960s. His reputation is also high when it comes to compositional experimentation, taking Latin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Eddie Palmieri
Title: Vortex
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rmm Records
Original Release Date: 9/24/1996
Release Date: 9/24/1996
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602828204327

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Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Eddie Palmieri has been acknowledged as one of Latin jazz's piano masters since the 1960s. His reputation is also high when it comes to compositional experimentation, taking Latin idioms much further than his colleagues. It's a stance that never detracts from danceability. Most of the pieces on Vortex stretch to around the 10-minute mark, allowing for a series of abstract introductions, Palmieri doubling on piano and synthesizer. "Displacement" is a prime example, with Brian Lynch and Conrad Herwig sending trumpet and trombone calls across Palmieri's misty carpet. A pulse grows slowly, curving upward into a full groove, highlighting the hyperactive bongos and crack congas of Paoli Meijas and Richie Flores. Former Jazz Messenger Donald Harrison completes the impressive horn frontline, while Oscar Partaya contributes bold bass lines, particularly during the open-spaced "Iriaida," dedicated to Palmieri's wife. Then, "Minuet in G" pulls off a Cuban danzon rewrite of Beethoven, and the set climaxes with "Whirlwind," a percussive showdown featuring Meijas on the African udu drum. --Martin Longley

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