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Michel Camilo
Genres: World Music, Jazz
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All Artists: Michel Camilo
Title: Suntan
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Proarte
Release Date: 3/18/1993
Genres: World Music, Jazz
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 730182203028, 015095063229

CD Reviews

Piano Jazzzzzzzzz!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"And again Camilo keeps on showing us that just a piano can take away your attention. All three performers on this disk are amazing, not only they keep confusing tempos, but also feature outstanding technical resources. I first heard the last track of this cd on tv, it was a concert in Netherlands, and inmediately I got the record, a must on a good piano jazz collection. Cheers!"
P. McKenna | Atlanta GA | 10/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now THIS is a piano trio with some teeth!!!

Want to introduce someone to Michel Camilo's fiery artistry on piano, this is a great place to start! The ideas just flow relentlessly as Michel challenges his musicians and not only that but they sound like they're having the time of their lives!

All 5 songs are top notch both in their composition and execution. The beautiful thing about a piano trio is that it allows the musicians so much creative room, and here is a great example of them making the most of it! 4 out the 5 pieces are Camilo originals, very colorful and diverse, intense and playful at the same instance, with the exception of the beautiful ballad "Los Olas" that lets forth colorful melodies and chords.

One of the high points is the trio's reading of Jaco Pastorious' "Used To Be A Cha-Cha" where they invest it with some serious ferocity, it sounds like it was written just specially for Michel! In the free middle section, the real genius of bassist Anthony Jackson comes to the fore as he spins off ghostly melodies and chords on his 6-stringed monster (I've always thought of him as an understated genius, who doesn't blow you away with displays of chops but rather blows you away with surprising ideas and his gift of spontaneously reharmonizing music).

Music-making at a very highly evolved level and so much fun to boot! GRAB IT!"
Desert Island Album
P. McKenna | 05/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow! I was hipped to this by the guitarist in my college band. I have listened to this tape, (now CD), easily a hundred times, and each time I hear a little different inflection, bend, emphasis, etc. This is about as good as it gets...Michel Camilo, Dave Weckl, and Anthony Jackson are just MONSTERS on this recording. Focus on each of their individual performances: a joy; but then step back and understand how well they are playing off of each other to create this living, breathing force: it's awesome! From the time changes that Weckl plows through, to the subterranean grooves of Mr. Jackson's contrabass, to Camilo's pushing the melodic envelope of his own creation!!!....
This disc is like Vince Guaraldi crossed with Schwarzenegger crossed with the ethereal plane!
It's complicated stuff, but even after so many listenings, it never fails to impress me...definately one of the discs I would take with me to the desert island....."