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Eddie Palmieri: Listen Here!

After revisiting his legendary Nuyorican songbook for La Perfecta II and Ritmo Caliente, 68-year-old pianist Eddie Palmieri takes on four compositions by his jazz heroes and adds six of his own Latin-jazz pieces to fill out Listen Here. Though largely restrained throughout, the man nicknamed “The Latin Monk” for his crashing, clustered chords does offer moments of dissonant keyboard banging that often turn into straight rhythm or are quickly enhanced with danceable big-band style horn work and hand-slapping percussion courtesy members of an extensive all-star cast put together for the album with co-producer/A&R man Richard Seidel.

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