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Charlie Palmieri

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: November 21, 1927 | Died: September, 1988    

Charlie Palmieri

He was an authoritative voice in Latin American piano styles, an accomplished classical player, a fine arranger, ensemble player, and an inspired soloist.. For those familiar with his work in the salsa world, the melodic and harmonic ideas explored distinguish Palmieri as one of the great creative Latino voices. His technical prowess is truly astounding, with a variety of styles represented, including tango, bolero, cha cha and of course mambo. He was affectionately known as “The Giant of the Keyboard,” and he was that.

Nine years senior to his famous brother Eddie Palmieri, Carlos Manuel Palmieri was born of Puerto Rican parentage in New York on November 12th 1927. A child musical prodigy who could faultlessly copy a piece on the piano by ear, he began piano lessons at the age of six and later studied at the Juilliard School of Music. During the 1940s and '50s he worked as a sideman with Rafael Muñoz, Xavier Cugat, Tito Puente, Pupi Campo, Tito Rodriguez, Vicentico Valdés and Pete Terrace, among others. In 1948 he made eight Latin jazz-oriented recordings for the Alba label with his first band Conjunto Pin Pin featuring Sabú Martinez on conga, which were collected in the album “El Fantastico Charlie Palmieri” on Tropical Records....
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    El Gigante Del Teclado

    Fania
    2006
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    A Giant Step

    Magneoton
    1984
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    Gigante Hits

    Magneoton
    1978
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    Con Salsa y Sabor

    Magneoton
    1977
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    Latin Bugalu

    Magneoton
    1968
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    Hay Que Estar En Algo / Either You Have It Or You Don't!

    Magneoton
    1967

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