Piper “Pimienta” Diaz has been characterized as one of the greatest all-time Latin singers from Colombia. His life embodied salsa with a cumbia feel. Piper was a huge star in his native Cali from the inception of Discos Fuentes in 1971 (His debut recording of "Oriza" with Fruko is included here). He became THE voice of Colombian salsa. In 1974 he moved to front the Latin Brothers. A signature song recorded with the Latin Brothers in 1976 is "Las Caleñas son como las flores," a simple love song about the sexy women of Cali. "Buscandote" from 1975 was also a great hit, with its monster piano solo as well as a rave-up outro.
After a long illness, Piper died in June 1998, but his work remains to remind us, or introduce us, to a giant of Latin music. ~ Descarga.com, Salsa Blvd