He is considered one of the pioneers of Latin American, Cuban and Afro- Cuban jazz, and is also home to the New York salsa and salsa.
Its partly Italian -born parents emigrated in 1926 from Ponce (Puerto Rico) and settled in Spanish Harlem, a Latin American ghetto in Manhattan, down.
Palmieri played music at the age of five years and took an early interest in jazz and took piano lessons. At age eleven, he performed at Carnegie Hall. At 14, Palmieri formed his first group and also played in other groups, such as Tito Rodriguez.
In 1962 he founded the group La Perfecta, with which he made the style popular Charanga and took Lo Que Traigo It Sabroso and Muñeca on. In 1968 the group split up.
In 1971, he took with his brother (organ) Vamos Pa'l Monte and Eddie Palmieri & Friends in Concert, Live at the University of Puerto Rico. In 1976, Palmieri was the first South Americans won a Grammy for The Sun of Latin Music.
In the 1980s he received two Grammys for Palo Pa Rumba and Solito. In 1987, he took La Verdad, a year later, El Rumbo Del Piano on. In the 1990s he gave concerts with the Fania All-Stars and the Tico All-Stars. In 2000 he announced his retirement from the music. However, he still took along with Tito Puente Album Masterpiece on and received a total of six and seven Grammy Awards.
- La Perfecta, 1962
- El Molestoso, 1963
- Lo Que Traigo It Sabroso, 1964
- Echando Pa'lante ( Straight Ahead ), 1964
- Pa'ti Azucar ( Sugar for You ), 1965
- Mozambique, 1965
- El Sonido Nuevo: The New Soul Sound, 1966 ( with Cal Tjader )
- Bamboleate, 1967 ( with Cal Tjader )
- Molasses, 1967
- Champagne, 1968
- Justicia, 1969
- Superimposition, 1970
- Vamonos Pa'l Monte, 1971
- Harlem River Drive, 1971 ( part of the Harlem River Drive band)
- Sentido, 1972
- The Sun of Latin Music, 1973
- Unfinished Masterpiece, 1974
- Lucumi, Macumba, Voodoo, 1978
- Eddie Palmieri, 1982
- Palo Pa Rumba, 1984
- Solito, 1985
- The Truth, La Verdad, 1987
- Sueno, 1992
- Llego La India via Eddie Palmieri, 1992 ( with La India )
- Palmas, 1994
- Arete, 1995
- Vortex, 1996
- El Rumbero Del Piano, 1998
- Live, 1999
- Masterpiece / Obra Maestra, 2000 (with Tito Puente )
- En Vivo Italia, 2002
- La Perfecta II, 2002
- Ritmo Caliente, 2003
- Listen Here! , 2005
- The Brian Lynch / Eddie Palmieri Project: Simpático, 2006 ( Grammy )
- Salsa Brothers, 2011 ( with Charlie Palmieri )