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Spirit of the Moment

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
After 20 years of developing his chops as a trio player, pianist Michel Camilo took a few years off to do other things -- a solo album titled Solo and a lovely orchestral homage to George Gershwin were two results of that break. With Spirit of the Moment he returns to the trio format, and he sounds refreshed and happy to be back. As always, his style is powerfully energetic and at times ideas seem to be flying out from under his fingers almost more quickly than he can fully process them. But with the help of a crack rhythm team (drummer Dafnis Prieto and bassist Charles Flores), he manages to keep his feet on the ground and generate lots of inspiring moments. Notable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
After 20 years of developing his chops as a trio player, pianist Michel Camilo took a few years off to do other things -- a solo album titled Solo and a lovely orchestral homage to George Gershwin were two results of that break. With Spirit of the Moment he returns to the trio format, and he sounds refreshed and happy to be back. As always, his style is powerfully energetic and at times ideas seem to be flying out from under his fingers almost more quickly than he can fully process them. But with the help of a crack rhythm team (drummer Dafnis Prieto and bassist Charles Flores), he manages to keep his feet on the ground and generate lots of inspiring moments. Notable among them are an all-too-brief rendition of the John Coltrane classic "Giant Steps" that sounds almost like "Flight of the Bumblebee," a lovely version of Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti," and the aptly titled "Hurry Up and Wait," a jittery and edgy uptempo original with a Latin feel. Despite his obvious affinity for faster material, Camilo also shines on the ballads: he delivers sweetly lyrical renditions of "My Secret Place" and "A Place in Time," both of them originals. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408365324
  • Catalog Number: 83653
  • Sales rank: 262,024

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Now (4:33)
  2. 2 My Secret Place (4:40)
  3. 3 Spirit of the Moment (5:03)
  4. 4 Repercussions (7:08)
  5. 5 Nefertiti (2:55)
  6. 6 Nardis (3:49)
  7. 7 Trilogy (5:25)
  8. 8 Giant Steps (2:00)
  9. 9 A Place in Time (5:04)
  10. 10 Hurry Up and Wait (5:13)
  11. 11 Liquid Crystal (3:50)
  12. 12 Solar (Explorations) (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michel Camilo Primary Artist, Piano
Dafnis Prieto Drums
Technical Credits
Michel Camilo Composer, Audio Production
Miles Davis Composer
Wayne Shorter Composer
John Coltrane Composer
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