Eddie Palmieri Shares New Single "Quimbombo"

On December 7th, pianist Eddie Palmieri will release Mi Luz Mayor, his second salsa album of the year on his newly launched imprint Uprising Music (through Ropeadope). Today, Palmieri releases the album’s second single “Quimbombo,” featuring Herman Olivera. Other special guests on the album include Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Carlos Santana, who plays on the album’s third track “Mi Congo.”
“Here I present to you the music that my late wife Iraida and I enjoyed in our youth,” Palmieri explains. “I would play this music in our home often, during the holidays and on special occasions. We would dance to this music, but there were also times where the music spoke for us. Music was the constant force that touched our hearts and would heal any wounds that life sent our way. Ultimately, these songs represent our love story. Selecting each composition and writing new music helped me work through my grief after she passed away in 2014. Because this music is in her honor, everything from start to finish had to be of the highest caliber, and I am proud to say that it is just that.”


Tour Dates:
11/2 – Scullers Jazz Club – Boston, MA
11/3 – Scullers Jazz Club – Boston, MA
11/9 – NJ PAC – Newark, NJ  (Special Guest with the Christian McBride Big Band)
11/10 – Lehman Center Bronx, NY – (Special Reunion with Lalo Rodriguez)
11/18 – Bielsko Bia?a Jazz Festival – Bielsko Bia?a, Poland
11/24 – Copley Symphony Hall – San Diego, CA
11/25 – A Mi Hacienda – Pico Rivera, CA