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Michel Camillo – Live At the Blue Note

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Pianist-composer Michel Camilo’s alternately lively (“Cocowalk,” “Blue Bossa”) and elegantly moody (“Two Of a Kind,” “Twilight Glow”) 2-CD set Live at the Blue Note – from my homeys at Cleveland-based Telarc International – deservedly won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. Congrats!

After recording for nearly two decades, Live at the Blue Note is Camilo’s first live album and his first recording with a Cuban rhythm

section in addition to his trio partners bassist Charles Flores and drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. (For audiophiles, Live at the Blue Note was also released as an SACD in 5.1 Surround Sound.)

“Winning this Grammy is like a dream come true,” said Camilo. “Even though it’s been a long road, I feel that all of our hard work has paid off. This double album really captures my sound and the voice of my trio.”

The beauty of the packaging meets that of the music – for Latin jazz or piano trio fans this is a must.

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  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    dude, you used the word audiophiles in the same sentence as surround sound….you are going to hell!!!

  • Eric Olsen

    Who doesn’t like being surrounded with sound (other than maybe George Custer)?

  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    well…”surrounded by sound” and “surround sound” are two different things.

    (gee…if you keep typing the word ‘surround’ it doesn’t look like a real word anymore)

  • Eric Olsen

    I agree that using surround sound on audio that wasn’t made for it can lead to lameness, but I think it’s pretty amazing when made specifically for it. I love few things more than lying on the floor in the middle of six speakers all doing their own thing but creating a single totality.

  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    i guess i’m just a two-channel, no-crossover, low-powered tube amp snob.

  • Eric Olsen

    That’s fine but consider this: you are confronting the sound rather than enveloping yourself and becoming one with it.

  • Helen Sachs

    Where can I purchase
    Michel Camillo’s CD ‘Triangolo’?
    amazon.com doesn’t offer it.
    Thank You for a response!