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RUFFIN:NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT
AS A YOUNG MUSICIAN, NEA JAZZ MASTER EDDIE PALMIERI FELT A VISCERAL CONNECTION TO CUBAN MUSIC.
PALMIERI: And I dedicated my whole life to study, analyze how could a 78 recording of less than three minutes excite me so much.
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RUFFIN: EVENTUALLY, PALMIERI LEARNED WHY HE WAS SO AFFECTED BY THOSE LATIN RHYTHMS.
PALMIERI: I learned it intuitively until I learned it scientifically later with a teacher called Mr. Bob Bianco, who took me into another world. I was recommended to him by the great trombonist Barry Rodgers that played with me when we started La Perfecta. And it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
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THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH 2013 NEA JAZZ MASTER EDDIE PALMIERI WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Excerpt of "Bartolo Saca la Flauta” from the album, Live at the Palladium, composed and performed by Tito Rodriguez with his Orchestra, used courtesy of FANIA Records and by permission of Carlin America Inc. (BMI)