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 Sabiduría, 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.
Eddie Palmieri - Piano / Little Johnny Rivero - Conga / Joe Locke - Vibes / Luques Curtis - Bass / Anthony Carrillo - Bongo, Cowbell / Luisito Quintero - Timbales
Featuring: Alfredo de la Fe / David Spinozza / Louis Fouché / Marcus Miller / John Walsh / Jonathan Powell / Jeremy Powell / Obed Calvaire / Bernard Purdie / Ronnie Cuber / Xavier Rivera / Iwao Sado / Camilo Molina / Donald Harrison
All Compositions Written & Arranged by Eddie Palmieri / Music Producers: Eddie Palmieri & Eddie Palmieri II / Executive Producers: Eddie Palmieri II & Zoilo R. Torres