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Thru my Eyes by Michel Camilo

This is Michel's debut recording for Tropijazz, and I must say, it is a real cooker. His style of playing reminds me of the late pianist, Bobby Enriquez. Michel has a unique way of attacking the melody. His version of Poinciana (made famous by Ahmad Jamal is played with much passion. Just when you thought you heard every version of the standard, Perdido, Michel changes the melody into a seductive feast that tantalizes the listener into utter ecstasy. On the Corea number, Armando's Rhumba, Camilo handles the tricky changes with grace, and poise. In fact, I would love to hear a recording of the two of them. This is one of my favorite releases of the year, and I recommend it highly!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Michel Camilo
  • CD Title: Thru my Eyes
  • Year Released: 1997
  • Record Label: Tropijazz Records
  • Rating: Five Stars
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