Friday, April 28, 2017

Eddie Palmieri - Sabiduria (ROPEADOPE RECORDS 2017)

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.

01. Cuerdas y Tumbao 06:44
02. Wise Bata Blues 06:39
03. Sabiduría 05:32
04. La Cancha 05:13
05. Augustine Parish 06:18
06. Life 02:52
07. Samba Do Suenho 06:37
08. Spinal Volt 05:14
09. The Uprising 07:31
10. Coast To Coast 06:47
11. Locked In 07:05
12. Jibarita y Su Son 08:02

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, 
Mastering Engineer: Fred Kevorkian 
Published by: Palmas Floribe (BMI) 
Recording Company: Palmieri Music Group 
Recorded & Mixed: Avatar Studios 
Recorded: February 2012