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Masterpiece (Obra Maestra) Until this album, Masterpiece/Obra Maestra, piano wiz Eddie Palmieri and the late Tito Puente had never recorded together, and for...Masterpiece (Obra Maestra)Jazz Until this album, Masterpiece/Obra Maestra, piano wiz Eddie Palmieri and the late Tito Puente had never recorded together, and for...2000-08-04
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Masterpiece (Obra Maestra)

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performers: Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente; Producer (group): RMM

Until this album, Masterpiece/Obra Maestra, piano wiz Eddie Palmieri and the late Tito Puente had never recorded together, and for good reason. Puente’s crowd-pleasing timbalero playing didn’t mesh with Palmieri’s dissonant experimentalism. Which makes this seamless session the more surprising as both men forget their stylistic differences and party with wild abandon, mixing salsa with tango and mariachi, then slowing down for a smoldering bolero medley. An operatic finale to Puente’s prolific discography. A