Listeners to Caliente! What They're Saying
"Congratulations to KUVO on their debut of Caliente! Latin Jazz with Eddie Palmieri. I heard the show on local jazz station KBEM jazz88. The time slot was perfect for the Sunday brunch hour. The program format is similar to Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, which is an NPR production." (From a listener in the Twin Cities.)
". . . on the subject of feedback, Caliente is going well - the final broadcast is this Friday. The only downside is that people expected it to go on indefinitely - even though we promoted it as a four-part special. The listeners were happy with us "expanding our Latin Jazz programming," and found the content to be enjoyable." (Paula Kumar Anand, Broadcast Director kkjz fm-kuor fm, Los Angeles.)
"Many thanks to Lou McElroy, Alfredo Cruz, Carlos Lando, Arturo Gomez and Eddie himself, as well as the consultations conducted with many others, including Latin Beat's own Max Salazar, for making this happen." (Nelson Rodriguez, Latin Beat Magazine, November, 2006.)
"Thanks ever so much for the superb CD on my main man in mambo. He's there in all his glory. Thanks again for sharing this treasure." (Robert Farris Thompson, author, "Flash of the Spirit" and The Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art, Timothy Dwight College, Yale University.)
"I had been following the development of Caliente! ... I've heard the promotional trailer and just today I caught Eddie Palmieri with Hidalgo...awesome!" (Dr. Raul Fernandez, University of California-Irvine and the Smithsonian Institution's Jazz Project, author of "From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz."
"I received a copy from Carlos at the PRPD...will air it next week for four consecutive days at 6pm each day. Thanks for all of your efforts. What a great project!" (John Bouille, WSHA Program Director, Raleigh, North Carolina.)
"Carlos, Lou: Hooray! WBUR plans on airing Caliente! Eddie P is touring through Boston." (Heidi Schultz, Public Radio International).
"Great show. I wish the Latin stuff on the weekend could be a little more like this! Thanks! (From a listener in Southern California.)