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Eddie Palmieri

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20:01

Eddie Palmieri: Now A True 'Jazz Master'

The great Latin band leader Eddie Palmierei has just received a Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. for his lifetime of achievement in jazz. Fresh Air honors the Latin band leader with excerpts from a 1994 interview.

Interview
21:25

Pianist Eddie Palmieri

Through his first band, La Perfecta, labeled "the band with the crazy roaring elephants," Palmieri was credited with originating Latin jazz's trombone sound in New York during the sixties. In 1994, Palmieri's lobbying culminated in the announcement of a new Grammy Award category for Afro-Caribbean Jazz.

Interview
21:55

The "Madman" of Latin Music

Bandleader and pianist Eddie Palmieri. Through his first band, La Perfecta, labeled "the band with the crazy roaring elephants," Palmieri was credited with originating Latin jazz's trombone sound in New York during the sixties. He has a new CD "Vortex" by RMM Records. (Originally aired 6/20/94)

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