Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Stars Performing Slowvisor

by chipboaz on January 6, 2017

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When a musician commits their lifetime to making music at a high level, it’s important that we hold them in esteem during their time on stage. There’s something magical that happens when a musician spends decades exploring musical opportunities, especially in a creative venue like jazz. Their technical ability on their instrument certainly progress, and their ability to speak the language of jazz expands. Decades of exploration often leads them to artistic discoveries that only they can find, musical gems that set them apart from the crowd. Once an artist reaches that level, we need to recognize their vision and help push it into the future. If we choose to ignore that responsibility, we may loose an important forward motion in jazz that could lead to unforgettable music. When we take the opportunity to support that musician as a living legend, we get must hear music that inspires and informs informs us.

Today’s video features a living legend of Latin Jazz and salsa, the brilliant, innovative, and exciting pianist Eddie Palmieri. Recently celebrating his 80th birthday, Palmieri has remained vibrant and relevant, largely respected as a leader. He continues to perform both Latin Jazz and salsa with musicians that respond to his musicianship at the highest level. Today’s video shows all of those factors in play as Palmieri performs “Slowvisor” from his classic album Palmas at the Clazz Continental Jazz Festival in 2013. There’s a pretty heavy cast of musicians joining him, including Jonathan Powell on trumpet, Louis Fouché on saxophone, José Claussell on timbales, Orlando Vega on bongó, Little Johnny Rivero on congas, and Luques Curtis on bass. There’s an playful interplay of youthful fire and classy experience on stage, as all the musicians strive to attack the music at the highest level. The music that Palmieri plays – and brings out in his musicians – is a perfect example of what happens when we how living legends the respect that they deserve; with music like this, we all win.

Do you have a Latin Jazz video to share? E-mail a link to latinjazzcorner@gmail.com

Check out recent Latin Jazz videos:
Alberto Nacif & Aguankó Performing La Bicicleta
Manuel Valera And The New Cuban Express Performing Live
Antonio Carlos Jobim & Herbie Hancock Performing Wave
Oscar Hernandez Quintet Performs Timeshift
Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, & Sal Cuevas Playing Picadillo

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