Eddie Palmieri - Spirit Of Love (Epic)
12th March 2019
Spirit Of Love / Lucumi, Macumba, Voodoo
On a recent international digging mission to the UK I was offered some advice from a friend of mine and that advice was to make it my business to visit Love Vinyl Records in London. Shortly after my arrival and while perusing the racks, Dave Jarvis, one of the two friendly faces working the tills that day, dropped the needle on Eddie Palmieri's 'Spirit Of Love'. I stopped flicking through the bins and immediately made enquiries at the counter. It's moments like this that make a trip to an actual bricks and mortar record shop worth it. A place where hot off the press records are introduced to potential shoppers, eager to soak up the knowledge. Records like 'Spirit Of Love'.
Just in time for the longer days that are just around the corner, Latin-tinged up tempo sunshine goodness from the Puerto Rican latin jazz king is what's on offer here in what must be counted as one of his finest moments ever commited to wax. That's saying a lot, given the vastness of his back catalogue. Lifted from his 1978 long player entitled 'Lucumi, Macumba, Voodoo' , a body of work which brought together a 30 player strong jazz orchestra including players like Dom um Romao, Steve Khan, Lew Soloff, Jon Faddis, Hiram Bullock and Palmieri’s brother Charlie, this official, remastered 45 is an essential purchase.
With an OG copy changing hands for crazy sums it's time to pick up a well pressed, clean, mint copy for your collection today.