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Spirit of the Moment

Michel CamiloAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Pianist and composer Michel Camilo was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1954. Fascinated with music since childhood, he composed his first song at the age of five, then studied for 13 years at the National Conservatory. At 16, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra.
Seeking to expand his musical horizons, he moved in 1979 to New York, where he continued his ... Read more in Amazon's Michel Camilo Store

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  • Audio CD (April 24, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,823 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Expectations!!! April 15, 2007
By Sayeed
Format:Audio CD
I recently saw the Michel Camilo Trio at the International Jazz Festival in Bern, Switzerland. They performed some songs from the new album, including a debut performance of Liquid Crystal. It was literally BREATHTAKING!

Look forward to a tour-de-force of latin jazz at its best. As with all of Michel Camilo's ensemble works, this trio has an extremely vibrant and exuberant personality. Michel seems to command the piano in an utterly ethereal fashion that oftens leave the listener awestruck. Charles Flores is coming into his own as Michel's bassist. In his sophomore performance with the trio, he is much more expressive and makes his instrument speak directly to the soul of the audience. Rounding out this trio is drummer, Dafnis Prieto. A critically acclaimed composer and bandleader in his own right, Dafnis gives this ensemble exactly the percussive edge it requires. With a uniquely latin flavor, he lays down syncopated rhythms that make you wonder whether he has a small percussion section backing him up!

Although the band stomps through uptempo selections, fans should also look forward to the lush ballads presented by the trio. All three musicians use their instruments to communicate emotion that can place you in a different world while listening. From upbeat latin, to swing, to ballads, this ensemble is truly first rate! Michel has never disappointed his fans, and I'm sure you won't be disappointed by his latest release.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Latin Jazz Virtuosity June 14, 2007
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My first taste of Michel Camilo came years ago when I heard One More Once playing in a local music store. I liked what I heard and bought it but then forgot about him until last year when I picked up both of his excellent Tomatito collaborations. Those had me so excited, I didn't hesitate to order Spirit of the Moment as soon as I saw it had been released.
If you haven't heard Camilo before, you are in for a treat here. This is pure Latin jazz virtuosity. If Camilo had strayed from his roots over the years, you'd never know it when you hear Spirit of the Moment.
Though I like most of the CD, I mostly prefer the uptempo pieces. My favorites are: the splendid opener Just Now; the delicious title cut; the thrilling Repercussions; the Miles Davis/Bill Evans composition Nardis, which carries a whiff of Spain on its notes; and the ever-changing Trilogy.
Spirit of the Moment represents a successful return to the jazz trio format for Camilo and his group. Note that I give it four stars only because it starts very strongly and finishes on a weak note. A closing tune of the caliber of Just Now or the title cut would have sent this soaring into five-star territory.
If you are a fan of either Latin jazz or piano jazz in any way, I strongly recommend this CD. You'll find yourself enjoying this over and over.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Spirit Within June 26, 2007
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What can I say.....another superb album from Michel Camilo. The group is tight and the arrangements are meticulous, from track 1 you are taken on a journey that twists and turns from the classic fun of a light blues/jazz into the deepest blue channels of the soul and back again to the present moment filled with light. Michel, you are a master of your craft and a guide for the listener whose ears lucky enough to discover you.Spirit of the Moment
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I can't make up my mind... November 16, 2008
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I listened to the CD and I am scratching my head, confused...
On the one hand, Michel Camilo sounds fresh, renewed, wiser, and as always, magnificent and intense. The new compositions are interesting.
On the other hand, while part of the "freshness" factor is due to having a new drummer and bass player in the band, I long for the sounds of Horacio Hernandez (drums)and the one and only Anthony Jackson (contrabass guitar).

To me, Camilo had found the perfect combination when he recorded "Triangulo", (with Hernandez and Jackson as sidemen). Triangulo is arguably one of Camilo's best trio albums. In particular, Anthony Jackson always seemed to be the common denominator among the great Camilo works, one of the catalysts which have always made Camilo's gems sparkle. And he is sorely missed in here. Perhaps Camilo wanted to have upright/acoustic bass on this recording, which Jackson does not play. However, to me this did nothing but water down the results.

Again, I am confused, because it could be argued that if an artist just keeps on recycling the same formula over and over it becomes boring. Yet, to me, a change in direction should be justified, and hopefully yield a better, -or at least innovative- result. Alas, I don't feel this is quite the case in here. The chemistry between the players is just not as explosive and exciting. Spirit of the moment is a good, enjoyable CD, but it does not have the same impact as some earlier Camilo efforts do.
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4.0 out of 5 stars faszinating February 4, 2013
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hi speed latin piano, just great, never have seen such jumpin fingers and absolute latin feeling including his fitting partners
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