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Palmas
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2000
This disc represents the highpoint of Eddie's latin jazz fusion. I had the good fortune to see the songs played live just before the disc was released. To my surprise, the disc was just as good as the live show. Eddie really lets his very gifted musicians stretch out for their solos. Brian Lynch, one of the greatest jazz trumpeters alive, simply scorches. This is to take nothing away from the very talented Donald Harrison on sax and Conrad Herwig on trombone. Holding down the rhythm is Jose Claussel on terrific timbales. But, as always, the guiding genius is Eddie Palmieri, the justly called Mozart of latin music. Calling Eddie a genius is an understatement, but this is one of the best from a genius.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 1999
I had the good fortune to see Eddie Palmieri live in concert, and it was one of the most memorable concerts I've ever seen. He has so much energy, as does the rest of his ensemble members, which bring the music to life. I also played a couple of tunes on this cd in my Latin combo, and Palmieri is definitely a gifted writer and musician. Any cd by him is worth the price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2000
Palmieri, a legendary figure in latin music, comes awful close to perfection on Palmas. It's a wondrous release filled with his trademark piano flights and exceptional ensemble performances. Even the long cuts sounds muy caliente! Worldbeat fans or people who've just started to get into latin sounds thanks to the Buena Vista Social Club experience may want this title too. It's one of those discs I put on the player in the middle of winter when I'm up to my yin-yang in snow. And again at the height of summer when the sweat drips just from sitting outside for too long. That's how powerful, lush and intense this stuff is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2006
I own Listen Here!, La Perfecta II, Ritmo Caliente, and Obra Maestra (plus some of his older stuff). I've followed Palmieri's trayectory throughout the years, and although each CD has its focus, if Latin-jazz is your thing, THIS is the one to own. It remains my favorite of all his CDs, and the one that gets the most play on my CD player.

Don't be expecting soft, background latin-jazz. As with anything Palmieri, you're in for gangsta salsa. Just put track #1...you're gonna be blown away. Buy it...highly recommended
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2009
I've long been intrigued by the rhythms of salsa--the blend of complexity, intensity, and sensuality --but I've often found myself less than enthralled by excessive repetition and a lack of harmonic sophistication in much salsa. Eddie Palmieri knows jazz, and he knows salsa, and he blends them beautifully here. Not only have I never heard him do it better--I've never heard anyone do it better.
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Latin music is a lot like soul or funk: if your a musician and it is your bailiwick, you have to do something pretty stupid to screw it up.

On Palmas, Eddie Palmieri doesn't, and no surprise, he is a master of the form.

The production here is modern, but the music timeless. The blues and salsa and both with tinges of each could be off any great Latin Jazz album from 1965 on.

Of course it is the heart and soul--not to mention Palmieri's hands--that make this music cook and bubble and boil wonderfully over, and like any great indulgence, you can consume, all day.
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Many ovations 4 the master composer. Truly a gifted musician and producer. A GIANT of the latin music world, encompassing all traditions and rhythms. No borders (sin fronteras) this cd should have been called. Of course "Clapping" is as significant. Clap to life in da tropics and your life will be merrier. His best cd of latin-jazz-folk-caribbean-rhythms with a twist of soul, latin soul. A must...
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on November 26, 2007
When I first listened to this album, I wondered if I had gone wrong. I quickly learned to appreciate the textures, harmonies and dissonance. For me, its the best of latin jazz. Fresh, sincere, deep, and rockin'. I pity the fool who does not have this album.
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on March 29, 2013
THIS album is a tribute to the continuing excellence of this musician.IN a world where many albums are done by mediocre musicians this man is amazing.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 29, 2013
Sorry maybe I've been spoiled by vintage Fania Palmieri but this recording in comparison to something like say "Superimposition", or (dare we compare) "La Perfecta" - just seems flat and uninspired. Those had texture and layers, the music breathed and fluctuated - whereas "Palmas" I found sadly lacking in both groove and diversity, on a single listening. The accompanying players never cease to be loud and Palmieri constantly seems to be trying to match them. No magic here. Maybe I'd like this more on a second listen, but I'll be going back to my 60s and 70s Fania classics before I put this one on again.
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