Pianist Eddie Palmieri developed a unique blend of Latin jazz, rock, pop and soul in the 1960s. But that wasn't the end of his development; Palmieri (1936) let his horn section play sounds he knew from jazz artists. A big hit, artistically, but his audience really wanted to dance. When he later hooked onto the formula that brought such fame to Carlos Santana, things became more lucrative for Palmieri in a commercial way. Yet, it was still his very own music: an infectious rhythm, his ever-visible enthusiasm and bold piano solos. In 1995 he proved that it takes a lifetime to make music that is a perfect illustration of the term "balance", this was the CD Arete, on which he performed with the brilliant trumpeter Brian Lynch. This time too, he will perform on stage with another legend: drummer and percussionist Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez. Palmieri's Cuban roots are bound to stoke up the fire.