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Extrait de l'album ONE MORE ONCE (1994) avec: Piano: Michel Camilo; Soprano & Alto Saxophones: Chris Hunter; Alto Saxophone: Paquito D'Rivera; Tenor Saxophone: Ralph Bowen; Saxophone: Craig Handy, Gary Smulyan; Trumpet: Jon Faddis, Michael Mossman, Stanton Davis, Bryan Lynch, Ryan Kisor; Trombone: David Bargeron, Ed Neumeister, Conrad Herwig, Douglas Purviance, David Taylor; Guitar: Chuck Loeb; Contrabass Guitar: Anthony Jackson; Drums: Cliff Almond, Marvin "Smitty" Smith; Congas, Timbales, Bongos & Percussion: Giovanni Hidalgo; Chekere, Tambora, Guiro & Percussion: Guarionex Aquino.

Album notes:

"Recorded from May 20-26, 1994. Includes liner notes by Dr. George Butler. ONE MORE ONCE is a unique collection in the catalog of Michel Camilo. Here the pianist has chosen to rearrange and perform several of his greatest compositions with a Latin-style big band. Since most of his other recordings were made with the pianist fronting a trio or quintet, these new arrangements are often drastically different from their original induction. As a result, the pianist's energetic Latin-flavored themes are given powerful new performances by a huge horn section, including Jon Faddis, Ryan Kisor, Conrad Herwig and Paquito D'Rivera, a full rhythm section and lots of percussion. Camilo's signature works like the bouncing classic "Why Not!" "Just Kidding" and the fiery "Caribe" are greatly expanded in depth by the large ensemble format. In particular, the dynamic "Suite Sandrine, Part III" is given a beautiful new face with expanded brass harmonies and extensive percussion by conga master Giovanni Hidalgo. Of course, Camilo's new pieces for the album, the joyful title track and the introspective piano solo "The Resolution" continue the pianist's long tradition of finely crafted compositions. In all, this is a grand statement of the strength of Camilo's work as a composer, arranger and world-class jazz master. "

(source http://music.yahoo.com/)


"b. 4 April 1954, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Composing his first song at the age of five, Camilo was heavily influenced by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner, as well as great classical composers for piano, and the Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. He attended the National Conservatory of the Dominican Republic for 13 years and earned a professorship in music. At 16 he became a member of the country's National Symphony Orchestra, but wishing to continue his musical education, in 1979 he moved to New York to study at Mannes and the Juilliard School of Music. A pianist of tremendous technique and agility, Camilo's mixture of his native Caribbean rhythms with traditional jazz harmony began to attract notice, and he began playing with the New York group French Toast and saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, with whom he first recorded his most well-known composition, 'Why Not!'. A vocal version of the song was recorded by Manhattan Transfer, for which Camilo won a Grammy award in 1983. In 1985, he made his debut at Carnegie Hall as the opening act for Tania Maria. The Michel Camilo Trio was soon appearing regularly in the USA, Caribbean, Japan and Europe. Camilo's first two recordings as a leader, Why Not! and Suntan, were recorded on the Japanese label King Records/Electric Bird and later released in the USA by Projazz and Evidence Music (1992). In December 1987, Camilo was invited to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic in a recital of classical works, including his own 'Goodwill Games Theme', for which he received an Emmy Award. He was also named the director of the Dominican Republic's Heineken Jazz Festival at this time. In November 1988, Camilo's major label debut came with Michel Camilo, which met with great critical and popular acclaim. In 1991/2, Camilo began to branch out into new areas of expression with performances with Katia and Marielle Labeque, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He also found time to compose and record the score of the award-winning European film, Amo Tu Cama Rica, and composed the commissioned 'Rhapsody For Two Pianos And Orchestra'. A reunion with his original trio in 1993 resulted in the recording of Rendezvous, a highly acclaimed album of muscular trio music, featuring long-time collaborators Dave Weckl and Anthony Jackson. Camilo's many solo piano performances at this time included a televised concert event at the White House celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival. In 1994 Camilo composed the score for the film Los Peores Anos De Nuestra Vida and released One More Once, a recording of his best songs arranged for a big band. The following two years continued with more extensive tours with the trio, and solo concerts that included appearances at the Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. Camilo also composed and performed his third film score for the romantic comedy Two Much. The release of Thru My Eyes (1997) allowed Camilo a vehicle to interpret some of his favourite jazz standards in his own style. At this time Camilo was honoured by The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, with the establishment of the Michel Camilo Piano Scholarship. Camilo continues to lead the way in the world of jazz piano and Latin/jazz composition. His blending of Caribbean dance styles with American jazz has proved to be a highly regarded formula and his astonishing technique and powers of improvisation have made him a concert favourite all over the world. "

(source http://music.yahoo.com/)


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