Eddie Palmieri's 50th Year Anniversary as a bandleader of salsa and Latin jazz orchestras.
"Azucar Pa' Ti" was the title track to Eddie Palmieri's 1965 groundbreaking album of the same name.
Azucar Pa' Ti is a historic Latin-jazz recording for several reasons. The album broke new rhythmic and vocal ground while retaining the music's sensual past. The album also marks the first recording of Palmieri playing his trademark montuno (repeated syncopated vamp) with one hand while soloing with the other.
Most of all, Azucar Pa' Ti launched a form of music that trombonist Willie Colon and singer Hector Lavoe would leverage two years later to develop what is now known as arena salsa in the 1970s.
Eddie Palmieri: Director -- Piano
Herman Olivera: Vocalista
Brian Lynch: Primera Trompeta
Richie Viruet: Trompeta
Philip Dizack: Trompeta
Conrad Herwig: Trombon
Jimmy Bosh: Trombon
Nelson Gonzalez: Tres Guitarra -- Coros
Jose Claussell: Timbales
Vincent ''Little Johnny'' Rivero: Congas
Orlando Vega: Bongo
Luque Curtis: Bajo
Josep ''Quique'' Gonzalez: Coros
Julio Salgado: Coros -- Maracas