I couldn’t forget the day I first saw this video a few years back, showing michel camilo and his band firing away on this song “from within”, in the ground breaking latin music documentary video Calle 54. It was a jaw dropping, feet tapping experience for me, and I am sure that goes for many musicians out there also. Here’s the video again in case any of you missed it in the previous post.
The energetic El Negro on drums is nothing short of amazing, Anthony Jackson is definitely the best man to sit in as the bassist for this session. Seeing the three of them thundering away is like what many would say, “as if witnessing a miracle”……
I am sure many of you are dying to try out this song, here is the transcription on another recording of this song I have in his Rendezvous album, which is enough to give you a good idea of what to do and a head start to playing it. Also check out his solo I transcribed for you guys.
It’s very interesting to analyze Michel’s solo over some basic 2-5-1 , or sometimes even only through a static chord. A solo that’s crowded with 16 notes, rendering a typical latin feel in it. Extensive use of the half dimished scale again through many of the the dominant 7th chords.
Enjoy and have fun….
Also check out these other great transcriptions, together with video and in depth analysis:
There are also a lot to learn from these transcription of Pat Metheney and Oteil Burbridge’s playing: