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Listen Here!
     

Listen Here!

by Eddie Palmieri
 
During his career, Eddie Palmieri hasn't seemed completely comfortable unless he's allowing others to challenge him. It was true at the beginning of his career when he revolutionized Latin music with his charanga, the La Perfecta ensemble; it was true during the mid-'60s when he recorded two respected dates with Cal

Overview

During his career, Eddie Palmieri hasn't seemed completely comfortable unless he's allowing others to challenge him. It was true at the beginning of his career when he revolutionized Latin music with his charanga, the La Perfecta ensemble; it was true during the mid-'60s when he recorded two respected dates with Cal Tjader; it was true during the '60s and '70s when he energized the Latin superstar band, the Fania All-Stars; and it was still true in early 2005 when he recorded Listen Here! Released on Concord Picante, it sees an array of excellent jazz instrumentalists sharing solo space with his regular group. First up is Regina Carter, not a natural fit for a Latin group by anyone's estimation, but still a master musician whose sprightly violin proves surprisingly sympathetic with Palmieri's tough salsa unit (and she hangs on easily when the band kicks in to a hardcore salsa halfway through). Tenor Michael Brecker and bassist Christian McBride also prove up to the task on the title track, a salsa re-imagination of Eddie Harris' near-standard "Listen Here." Elsewhere, Palmieri gets several chances to extend his arranging chops, by translating a trio of real standards -- "Tin Tin Deo," "In Walked Bud," "Nica's Dream" -- for his group.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2005
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431227625
catalogNumber:
2276
Rank:
61764

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Performance Credits

Eddie Palmieri   Primary Artist,Piano,Soloist
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Brian Lynch   Trumpet,Soloist
John Scofield   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Giovanni Hidalgo   Conga,Bata,Guiro,Soloist
John Benítez   Bass,Soloist
Regina Carter   Violin,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Donald Harrison   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Horacio "El Negro" Hernández   Drums,Soloist
Conrad Herwig   Trombone,Soloist
Christian McBride   Bass,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Nicholas Payton   Trumpet,Soloist,Guest Appearance
David Sanchez   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Doug Beavers   Trombone
Ivan Renta   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Gil Fuller   Composer
Eddie Harris   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Chano Pozo   Composer
Jim Cassell   Representation
Jon Fausty   Engineer
Rene Lopez   Liner Notes
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Eddie Palmieri   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Richard Seidel   Producer,Audio Production
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Pia Lopez   Liner Notes
Doug Beavers   Arranger,Orchestration

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