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One More Once

Michel Camilo

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Album Review

Michel Camilo is a very powerful Latin jazz pianist who is quite capable of playing several rhythms at once. He emulates an orchestra even when playing solo, so it is not surprising that this outing with 21 other musicians in an impressive all-star band is intense and passionate. Camilo performs ten of his originals on this date including the blues "One More Once," an atmospheric "Dreamlight," "Caribe," "Just Kidding" and his "hit" "Why Not." Among the notables heard from are tenor saxophonist Ralph Bowen, altoist Paquito d'Rivera, Chris Hunter on soprano and alto, and trumpeter Michael Mossman, but Camilo is the main star throughout. The catchy rhythms make the music accessible but the pianist never coasts or takes it easy, constantly challenging himself. Recommended.

Customer Reviews

FABULOSO!!

This is an amazing album. Michel Camilo is a phenomenal pianist as is, and now he has a fantasic big band to back him up. If you are any kind of jazz or latin fan...this album is a necessity!!

Incredible

Passionate, and musical genius.

One More Once - Michel Camilo

This is one of the best albums ever made. I'm an accomplished musician and know what I'm listening to. If you don't like this there is something wrong with your appreciation, not the album. This is one of the best pianists to ever live with a 20 piece band that plays as one. They are so tight it's truly amazing. Drumming comes from Vinnie Calaiuto (spelling). I keep this one in my dash a lot. It kicks both as jazz and latin jazz. A Killer from beginning to end. I can't say enough about how good it is. Buy it or miss out.

Biography

Born: April 4, 1954 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

An exciting and high-powered virtuoso pianist, Michel Camilo came from a very musical family (all nine of his uncles were musicians). Originally playing accordion, he switched to piano when he was 16. After moving to New York in 1979, his song "Why Not?" became a hit for the Manhattan Transfer and caught on as a standard, and "Caribe" entered the repertoire of Dizzy Gillespie. Camilo, who worked with Paquito d'Rivera's band for three years (cutting an album with "Why Not?" as the title cut), recorded...
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