Pianist Camilo is a man of many sounds – Review


To paraphrase that common saying about the weather: If you don’t like what Michel Camilo is doing, just wait five minutes and surely, something different will come along.

During a long and varied performance as the closing act in this year’s Jazz at the Sheraton series, the dynamic pianist blended elements of classical, New Orleans, calypso, tango, Latin, ballad and even blues sounds between and within his intricate pieces, accompanied by bassist Charles Flores and drummer Dafnis Prieto, both from Cuba.

Camilo grabbed series co-founder Michael MacKay for a big embrace before he took the stage, starting off slow and thoughtful but quickly growing boisterous in the delightful New Orleans-infused “Cocowalk.”

Link (Salt Lake Tribune)

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