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Making Michel Camilo’s Triangulo

“We talk in terms of half mute, quarter mute, three-quarters mute-that’s how picky we are.” Pianist Michel Camilo is speaking of conversations he has with bassist Anthony Jackson regarding the finer points of bass playing. When it comes to precision technique, whether on the fretboard, keyboard or mixing board, they are as picky as they come.

Triangulo, Camilo’s 11th album and first for the hi-fi-minded Telarc label, stands as a mind-bogglingly detailed record of three days spent at New York’s Avatar Studios with Jackson, drummer Horacio Hernandez and engineer Robert Friedrich committing 10 Latin-charged tunes to both tape and hard disk via Sony’s Direct Stream Digital (DSD) encoding technology.

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