Monday, May 10, 2010

Michel Camilo - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Michel Camilo - Pno Concerto
Dominican pianist and composer Michel Camilo has fascinated audiences since his debut album. He is a jazz pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer who flavors his tunes with Caribbean rhythms and jazz harmonies. Camilo has also composed scores for the award winning European film suc as “Amo Tu Cama Rica” and for “Los Peores Años de Nuestra Vida” and he has been a featured soloist, arranger and composer with many world renowned Orchestras. In February 2002, Decca released his Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, the Suite for Piano, Strings and Harp and his piece Caribe. Most attempts by jazz pianist to create a piano concerto are not as memorable, but Camilo’s early classical education plays an influential role in the development of this work, thus creating an enchanting and beautiful piano concerto, which not only showcases his abilities but it’s also everlasting in its compositional merits. Musicians: Michel Camilo on piano accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Track Listing:
1. Concerto for Piano & Orchestra: I. Religiosamente - Allegretto - Allegro
2. Concerto for Piano & Orchestra: II. Andante
3. Concerto for Piano & Orchestra: III. Allegro
4. Suite for Piano, Strings & Harp: I. Tropical Jam
5. Suite for Piano, Strings & Harp: II. Tango For Ten
6. Suite for Piano, Strings & Harp: III. In Love
7. Suite for Piano, Strings & Harp: IV. Journey
8. Caribe (Improvisation for Solo Piano)
Buy Piano Concerto, Suite & Caribe at Amazon or Michel Camilo: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra - Suite for Piano, Harp & Strings - Caribe - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin & Michel Camilo


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