Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.
Eddie Palmieri’s influence on the world of modern music is often celebrated, but just as often underestimated. As he completes his 80th year with us, his energy and commitment seem to be increasing, as if to fully emphasize the power of not just the music but also the cross-cultural importance of the process. With no sign of slowing, Mr. Palmieri is the elder of a global culture of musicians, actively teaching young students and leading the way for the next generation. And now Mr. Palmieri brings to the world his first project since his back to back Grammy wins in 2005/2006 – SABIDURÍA. Sabiduría is the Spanish word for WISDOM, and the message is clear from the outset that wisdom is the exalted value that should guide us all. His intent with Sabidurí a, as it has been with all of his recordings, is to create art that will be analyzed and understood well beyond his time.
Many elements of style can be found within the experience of SABIDURÍA – funk, soul, jazz and pop are all present alongside the guiding force of rhythm. This is music you can sit to, drive to, and of course, DANCE to. The album features appearances from Donald Harrison Jr, Marcus Miller, Alfredo de la Fe, Joe Locke, Johnny Rivero, Ronnie Cuber, and David Spinnoza. SABIDURÍA may well be the best Latin Jazz record ever made, and when the dance is over we will let history decide.
Tracks: 1. Cuerdas y Tumbao; 2. Wise Batá Blues; 3. Sabiduría; 4. La Cancha; 5. Augustine Parish; 6. Life; 7. Samba Do Suenho; 8. Spinal Volt; 9. The Uprising; 10. Coast To Coast; 11. Locked In; 12. Jibarita y Su Son.
Featuring: Eddie Palmieri; Little Johnny Rivero; Anthony Carrillo; Luisito Quintero; Luques Curtis; Jonathan Walsh; Louis Fouche; Jonathan Powell; Jeremy Powell; Camilo Molina.
With Special Guests: Donald Harrison; Obed Calvaire; Ronnie Cuber; David Spinozza; Joe Locke; Marcus Miller; Bernard Purdie; Alfredo de la Fe.
All Compositions Written & Arranged by Eddie Palmieri
Music Producers: Eddie Palmieri and Eddie Palmieri II
Executive Producers: Eddie Palmieri II, Zoilo R. Torres
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Jay Messina
Assistant Engineer: Bob Mallory, Akihiro Nishimura, Tim Marchiafava, Avatar Studios, NYC
Mastering Engineer: Fred Kevorkian
Published by: Palmas Floribe (BMI)
Recording Company: Palmieri Music Group
Recorded & Mixed: Avatar Studios
Recorded: February 2013-2015