Eddie Palmieri Teams Up with Carlos Santana for New Song, "Mi Congo"

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The extensive catalog of 10-time Grammy winning composer and bandleader Eddie Palmieri has broken ground in everything from jazz to salsa to funk. 

It's no real surprise then, that a rock guitar legend with an eclectic, genre-bending streak of his own, Carlos Santana, would choose to collaborate with the storied composer. 

Below, you can check out Guitar World's exclusive premiere of the fruits of their collaboration, the lively, intricately beautiful "Mi Congo."

In a statement to Guitar World, Palmieri sung Santana's praises, lauding his "signature musical contribution" to "Mi Congo."

"Mi Congo" is one of the highlights from the 81-year-old's Palmieri's second album of the year, Mi Luz Mayor. Recorded in honor of Palmieri’s late wife Iraida, the album features new recordings of music that the two enjoyed in their youth.

Mi Luz Mayor is set for a December 7 release. To preorder the album, step right this way

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.