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Michel Camilo: Triangulo

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Since Michel Camilo has the Midas touch in everything pianistic and musical, his latest release must refer to an equilateral triangle: all sides equal. From his meteoric career as child prodigy who joined the National Symphony Orchestra in his native Santo Domingo at 16 to studying at Juilliard to earning a Grammy and an Emmy, Camilo has balanced a jazz and classical career with equal success.

The technique and imagination required for such a juggling act are all present on Triangulo, plus the ease with which he toys with time. Camilo has so much digital dexterity; he executes complicated, bilingual ideas with enviable ease, no doubt alienating other keyboard players who must sweat in the woodshed.

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