Michel Camilo: My Secret Place


My Secret Place


Michel Camilo (piano)


Spirit of the Moment (Telarc)

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Michel Camilo (piano), Charles Flores (bass), Dafnis Prieto (drums).

Composed by Michel Camilo


Recorded: 2007


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

This song opens up with a dark, minor fueled piano introduction by Camilo while bassist Charles Flores plays a nice bowed upright line. Camilo is often known for his flashy style of piano but this album captures the introspective, inviting side of Camilo. The Dominican born pianist plays well connected lines, drawing upon his Bill Evans influence but he also invokes his own passion and spirit through the middle part of the song with lush cascades of sixteenth notes.

Camilo, now in his 50s, shows us that he has much to offer as a pianist and is still growing. The song ends with the same movement that started off the song. "My Secret Place" gets my strong stamp of approval for its tastefulness and overwhelming subtlety.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley


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