When Latin jazz icon Eddie Palmieri speaks, everyone sits up to take notice. Known mainly for his contribution in Latin Jazz and Salsa music, the 81 year old Eddie Palmieri, known as “El Maestro,” is still making musical history, releasing Full Circle on July 20th. Featuring 8 classic salsa tracks recorded with a stunning cast of musicians from New York and beyond, the album will be his first album released on Palmieri’s newly launched imprint Uprising Music via Ropeadope.
Full Circle finds Mr. Palmieri teamed with world-class musicians from the New York scene that have played with him over the last decade; “Little” Johnny Rivero, Luques Curtis, Jonathan Powell, Louis Fouché, and many more. On Full Circle listeners will find the basic harmonic and rhythmic structures of the original recordings but with Eddie’s solos freer and more aggressive than ever. These tracks are true representations of Palmieri at the peak of his creative powers.
Today a new extended big band version of the Palmieri classic “Vamonos Pa’l Monte” is released and it showcases Palmieri’s signature piano work.