Like many talented Latin musicians of Caribbean descent living in New York during the '60s, Palmieri's eclectic style would be thrown under the umbrella term "salsa music," as a convenience for the record labels. Nonetheless, its a very complex sound, bringing together elements of different genres around the world. A lot of the time, you'll see African-influenced Latin rhythms like mozambique supporting jazz chord structures, combining to form a style all its own. Regardless of the label he was given, his talent for mixing and matching different sounds would make him a strong influence for his contemporaries and those who came after him from which to draw inspiration.
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