Michel Camilo’s new release: Spirit of the moment

Pianist Michel Camilo, whose career spans three decades, two hemispheres and a range of jazz, Flamenco and classical styles, understands the importance of living in the moment. Since joining the Telarc label with the 2001 release of Triángulo , he has crafted brilliant recordings in the trio, solo and orchestral settings. Each of them has captured the essence and spirit of this ever evolving artist at various points along his creative journey.

Recorded live to two-track and surround by Telarc recording engineer Robert Friedrich, Spirit of the Moment brings with it a new face in the Camilo trio roster, as drummer Dafnis Prieto replaces Horacio “El Negro” Hernández. “Dafnis is in a very tough spot,” says Camilo. “The drum chair in my trio has a prestigious history to it. It’s a coveted chair, and I’ve always had to pick and choose very carefully when searching for a new drummer. He has to be someone who is versatile in so many styles.” Prieto merges seamlessly with bassist Charles Flores, whose five-year tenure with the trio has given rise to what Camilo calls “a special chemistry.”


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