Charlie Palmieri

Born in New York to Puerto Rican parents, on 21 november, 1927, the older brother of Eddie Palmieri, Charlie Palmieri was every bit as gifted a pianist as his sibling, very percussive and responsive to rhythm while also flashing florid passages that were clearly the product of a classical education.

His piano studies began at seven and he attended the Juilliard School of Music, turning pro at 16. He started the group El Conjunto Pin Pin in 1948, and then played in a series of ensembles - including those of Tito Puente, Tito Rodríguez, and Pupi Campo - before forming his own Charanga Duboney group in 1958. As music director of the Alegre All Stars while recording for the Alegre label in the 1960s, Palmieri stimulated competition among Latin labels like Tico and Fania, which formed their own all-star bands in response. Like many Latin jazz artists of the time, Palmieri flirted with the...

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Charlie Palmieri Albums

1 record

Albums featuring Charlie Palmieri

3 records