“Sabiduría,” the Latin wild cat’s first full-length since 2006, coincides with a tour titled after his milestone birthday.
In press photos for Eddie Palmieri’s new album Sabiduría, the elegant octogenarian is seen holding a big cigar. No pun may be intended by the twinkly-eyed Palmieri, but even if a cigar is just a cigar, the album makes clear that he is still smoking musically as he leads a line up of multigenerational musicians.
The wild cat, who both salsa and Latin jazz musicians claim as their own, hasn’t stopped letting loose on the world’s stages with his incredible band. But this is Palmieri’s first new album since his 2006 collaboration with Brian Lynch, Simpático, which won a Grammy for best Latin jazz album.