Jazz Matters Dig Brazil - April 2024

Although my playlist is not strictly Brazilian, I have opened my selection with Michel Camilo  In the realm of music, there are few artists as versatile and captivating as Michel Camilo. Renowned for his mastery of multiple genres including Jazz, Classical, Popular, and World music, Camilo stands out not only as a virtuosic pianist but also as a composer whose compositions are infused with the vibrant rhythms of the Caribbean and the sophisticated harmonies of jazz.
Camilo's artistry knows no bounds. With a technique that dazzles and a musicality that enchants, he effortlessly traverses diverse musical landscapes, creating a sonic tapestry that is uniquely his own. His performances are a testament to his boundless energy and passion for music, leaving audiences spellbound and craving for more.
At the heart of Camilo's music lies a deep connection to his Caribbean roots. Influenced by the rich musical traditions of his native Dominican Republic, he seamlessly blends elements of merengue, salsa, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms into his compositions, infusing them with an infectious energy and vitality.
But Camilo's musical journey extends far beyond his Caribbean heritage. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of musical influences, he fearlessly explores new territories, constantly pushing the boundaries of genre and style. Whether he's improvising over jazz standards, reimagining classical masterpieces, or composing original works, Camilo's music is always fresh, innovative, and exciting.
To experience Michel Camilo live is to witness a force of nature unleashed. His performances are electrifying, captivating audiences with their intensity, passion, and sheer virtuosity. With every note he plays, Camilo takes his listeners on a thrilling musical adventure, leaving them breathless and exhilarated.
In a world where musical boundaries are constantly being redefined, Michel Camilo stands as a true pioneer, boldly bridging the gap between genres and cultures with his unparalleled artistry and virtuosity. As he continues to inspire and delight audiences around the globe, one thing is certain – the music of Michel Camilo will continue to resonate for generations to come.

Michel Camilo - From WithinSeu Jorge - Chego No SuingueTiganá Santana – Flor DestinadaCéu - Concrete Jungle – (Céu)NicoGomezLa LupitoDj Rodrigo Bento – CorpoOrqustra Afrosinfonica - Onde Estao as Borboletas (feat Miguel Atwood-FergusonJoirzinho Oliveira – DisritmioJackson Conti – Sao Paulo NightsZé Roberto – Lotus 72DPAZ - Cravo E CanelaAbayomy Afrobeat Orquestra, Céu – SensitivaIvan Conti, grassmass, Stephan Feitsma, Andre Bruni, - MexeChico Chico - Sol de MaioWe Know (Somos Dois)