Jazz Maestro Eddie Palmieri’s “Harlem River Drive” Shines In Red Bull Documentary
In the second installment of Red Bull Music Academy’s docu-series The Note, fans will get to see highlights of the radical movement created by legendary pianist, bandleader and composer Eddie Palmieri.
The teaser trailer showcases the revolution Palmieri helped create to unite Latinos and African-Americans, through his hit song “Harlem River Drive.” The song was released in 1970, and skillfully fuses jazz, soul, funk and salsa.
Of Puerto Rican ancestry, the jazz maestro was born in Spanish Harlem but raised in the Bronx. He started to worry the piano at an early age, and by 13 was part of his uncle’s orchestra playing the timbales. Among many accolades, he won his first Grammy in 1975 for Best Latin Recording. Palmieri has garnered 10 Grammys all together.
Get a first look of The Note with Eddie Palmieri: