Michel Camilo



Born: April 4, 1954; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  
An exciting and high-powered virtuoso pianist, Michel Camilo came from a very musical family (with all nine of his uncles being musicians). Originally playing accordion, he switched to piano when he was 16. After moving to New York in 1979, his song "Why Not?" became a hit for the Manhattan Transfer and caught on as a standard, and "Caribe" entered the repertoire of Dizzy Gillespie. Camilo, who worked with Paquito D'Rivera's band for three years Read more (cutting an album with "Why Not?" as the title cut), recorded for Electric Bird (sessions reissued by Evidence) and Columbia, and worked as a leader beginning in the mid-'80s. Read less
Browse 1-2 of 2 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue / Camilo
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 63611 Release Date: 02/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Michel Camilo
    Conductor:  Ernest Martíne Izquierdo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
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  • 2.
    Camilo: Concerto For Piano, Etc / Camilo, Slatkin, Bbc So
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 468817 Release Date: 02/05/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michel Camilo
    Performer:  Michel Camilo
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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