Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jazz.com reviews Michel Camilo's A Place In Time from Spirit of the Moment

Michel Camilo: A Place in Time


A Place in Time


Michel Camilo (piano)


Spirit of the Moment (Telarc)

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Michel Camilo (piano), Charles Flores (bass), Dafnis Prieto (drums).

Composed by Michel Camilo


Recorded: 2007


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

Michel Camilo's Spirit of the Moment is a magnificent recording that captures the kindred spirit of his piano playing. On "A Place in Time," Camilo is more at ease than I have ever heard him on recording. He starts the song off with a slow but moving piano line, which is then followed by Flores' ostinato bass line. This song is very sensual and soft, reminding me of waterfalls over rocks or green ocean water. Camilo states the melody several times but keeps it under control with great harmonic movements as Dafnis Prieto plays very sparing drums with light splash cymbal, here and there.

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