This is the title of unusual number to say the least by
our favorite iconoclast Eddie Palmieri.
With this enigmatic piece..Palmieri brings latin music
in a brand new realm.of the avant-garde jazz
Syro Gyro,Sun Ra, Anthony Braxton, ect.
Palmieri brings latin music in a brand new realm.
Into a brand new world .
An ambient..funky..groove...jam..avant-garde latin jazz
ect...Well the truth is..the little jam also defies classification.
A steady funky percussion with a sinuous bass line
with prinkles of sharp pointillistic chords causing ripples
in waves of sounds...It's minimalism piece..
So ear seaches for a theme..
like a man set adrift in a sea of magical sounds.
But it doesn't happen.. instead..
the theme you expect is never shows up.
It Got held up in traffic and couldn't make the gig.
Analogy can be drawn between E.P.Mixed Marriage
& Samuel Beckett "Waiting for Godot"
Like in Beckett's character Godot in the play..
E.P.Mixed Marriage theme is missing in action.
So that the absence becomes of the theme Is the theme..
(Ohhhhh there does not have to be a theme..)
Because it is part of my MO (modus operandi)
I took the title literally....Mixed Marriage....
So i took clips from "Zou Zou" and "Latin Lovers"
to mold a video for this piece.
This kind of latin jazz is a world that was never really fully
developed...E.P.is a maverick in this field.
It's a road not many follow ....
But the truth is E.P. solos have always been experimental
and open the avenues of thought travel thru..
This a list of his most daring explorations.=
Intro to Adoración
Variations on a Given Theme
Que Lindo Eso, Eh! (Isn't It Pretty)
Chocolate Ice Cream
The Mod Scene
Chocolate Ice Cream (live)
The Mod Scene (live)
Moon Crater 1 (Lyndsay's Raiders)
These may puzzle some fans of Salsa..
Because he's expanding what is Latin music is
Which as we all know is ascensionally dance music.
Look for these pieces from me in the future.
Eddie Palmieri's 1971 LP Vamonos Pa'l Monte moves easily from the
nearly avant-garde trumpet-battle opener "Revolt/La Libertad Logico" into
the new-era-meets-old "Caminando," complete with an excellent electric-piano
solo by Palmieri himself. He also takes the lead on the seven-minute title-track jam,
this time with organ (backed by brother Charlie), backed by a strong vocal chorus
(Justo Betancourt, Santos Colon, Yayo el Indio) and the rugged timbales playing of
Nicky Marrero. Above and beyond the irresistible arrangements and intricate playing,
Vamonos Pa'l Monte benefits from one of the best recording jobs of any early-'70s salsa
record, each section -- and practically each musician --
vigorously separated with clear stereo.
Though many fans consider it a transition record toward the
compositional brilliance of The Sun of Latin Music,
it's actually a much better record for fans of traditional salsa.
John Bush, All Music Guide
Eddie Palmieri (Leader),
Charlie Palmieri (Organ),
Ismael Quintana (Vocals),
Nicky Marrero (Bongos &Timbales)
Victor Paz (Trumpet),
Elliot Romero (Choir, Chorus),
Ronnie Cuber (Baritone),
Pete Yellin (Sax (Tenor)),
Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros (Trumpet),
Justo Betancourt (Choir, Chorus),
Santos Colon (Choir, Chorus),
Yayo el Indio (Choir, Chorus),
Miguel Estivill (Producer, Liner Notes & Photography),
Marcelino Guerra (Choir, Chorus),
Fred Weinberg (Engineer),
Dean Rudland (Producer,Liner Notes & Project Coordinator),
Giora Breil (Project Coordinator),
Ely Besalel (Illustrations & Cover Design),
Charles Camilleri (Trumpet
Richie Viera (Photo Courtesy),
Arturo Franquiz (Choir, Chorus & Claves),
José Luis Rodríguez (Trombone)
(and i assume)
Andy Gonzalez (Bass)
Jerry Gonzalez (Conga)
Originally released in 1971 by Fania Records.
Recorded at A & R Studios.
Mastering at Soundbooth.
Graphic Montage & Digital Output:
New Line Design, Inc.