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Michel Camilo/Tomatito: Spain

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Ever since Miles Davis did “Concierto de Aranjuez,” with those gorgeous Gil Evans tapestries, aficionados have come to know the shared harmonic feeling between flamenco and jazz. Spain, the stirring duet album by pianist-composer Michel Camilo and Spanish guitarist Tomatito advances the “jazzmenco” idea further: it’s an intimate and resonating performance.

The two met in the early 1990s while recording with the popular flamenco-pop band Ketama but only recently started performing together. On Chick Corea’s “Spain” the duo squirrel through the song’s staccato fusion melody and then take turns improvising over its changes with flawless technique.

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