Michel Camilo

On Fire

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A particularly strong outing by pianist Michel Camilo, this CD showcases him in trios with either Michael Bowie or Marc Johnson on bass, and Dave Weckl, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, or Joel Rosenblatt on drums; percussionist Sammy Figueroa dropped by for a song titled "...And Sammy Walked In." An exception from the trio format is "Hands & Feet," a duet with the flamenco dancer Raul. As with Michel Camilo's earlier Portrait release, all of the songs save one (in this case "Softly As in a Morning Sunrise") are his originals. Exciting and powerful music.

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