"Baila la Charanga" up and under
MARK RUFFIN:, A JAZZ MOMENT WITH EDDIE PALMIERI.
PALMIERI: Whether you were green, purple, white… we came to dance!
RUFFIN: in the 1950s, PIANIST eddie palmieri found himself at the center of a latin rhythm craze—the famous night club, The Palladium.
PALMIERI: And the greatest dancers came there to dance to the greatest orchestras ever. The Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez.
"Baila la Charanga" up and hot
In the audience, you could have maybe a Marlon Brando, Kim Novak, all the Hollywood starlets because it was the height of the mambo.
"Baila la Charang"a fade under and out.
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH 2013 NEA JAZZ MASTER EDDIE PALMIERI WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Excerpt of "Baila la Charanga" composed by Tito Rodriguez and performed by Rodriguez with his Orchestra, used courtesy of FANIA music and by permission of Carlin America Inc. (BMI)