In salsa and Latin jazz, two brothers stand tall as the giants of the piano: Charlie and Eddie Palmieri.
From the late 1940s to the present day, the brothers have been a dominant force in Latin music and “Salsa Brothers” showcases their most sought after recordings from their time at Coco Records (the legendary New York label run by Latin soul producer Harvey Aherne) plus recordings for Atlantic, Seeco, Columbia and Tropical Budda - many of which are now out of print.
During their careers the brothers were at the forefront of new styles of Latin music - Charlie with charanga in the late 1950s, Eddie with the new Latin jazz sound in the early 1960s – by the 1970s they were both stars of the new salsa music.
Both excelled at playing salsa, becoming the genres preeminent piano legends, but they were also renowned for their heavier, experimental efforts in Latin jazz, boogaloo and Latin funk.
Charlie & Eddie Palmieri “Salsa Brothers” features the most thrilling examples of their work in all Latin music styles and was compiled by the UK’s leading Latin music & salsa DJ & aficionado Lubi Jovanovic.