Michel Camilo


Michel Camilo - What's Up?To be released worldwide on 11/16/17more

Michel Camilo - What's Up?Nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Intrumental Album! more

Michel Camilo - What's Up?Camilo wins Latin GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album! more




“Rich with feeling, Solo provides an excellent showcase for a brilliant musician. Without the intercession of a rhythm section, Camilo reveals quite a bit about himself in these exquisitely personal performances. With any luck, his first solo foray will lead to more of the same.” ~ Sun Sentinel (FL)

“Camilo returned to the stage for his solo set, which opened with a medley of tunes from his January 2005 release, ''Solo": Antonio Carlos Jobim's ''Luiza" and Francis Hime's ''Minha." Camilo's playing has a classical feel, making full use of his left hand and exhibiting phenomenal control of dynamics. Thunderous chords yielded seamlessly to exquisitely soft passages, and a stupendous end to the medley earned Camilo a standing ovation.” ~ The Boston Globe

“Camilo is probably ready to run home with another Grammy. A real winner of a set that’s hard to resist." ~ Midwest Record Recap

"Camilo is a mentally and physically agile musician with a worldly viewpoint and cosmopolitan appeal. Whether he's playing with bouncy rhythms or reaching deep into his soul for some angst to share on his keyboard, his abilities as a musical interpreter are stunning." ~ Providence Journal

"Camilo’s virtuosity is on display not through the exhilarating pianistic pyrotechnics of his earlier recordings, but through a multiplicity of styles that summon a parade of past masters." ~ Downbeat 

“The ethereal, free-flowing tunes demonstrate the Dominican Republic-born pianist's technical superiority.” ~ Chicago Sun-Times

“Dominican-born keyboardist Michel Camilo splits his rewarding Solo (Telarc) session into chapters focused on Brazilian gems, jazz standards and lovely originals.” ~ Portsmouth (NH) Herald News

“The jazz world can enjoy a wonderful surprise with the release of Grammy winner Michel Camilo's first solo piano album.” ~ The Albuquerque Tribune

“The elegant Solo captures the Santo Domingo-born Camilo exploring original tunes, jazz standards like ‘Round Midnight’ and ‘Our Love Is Here to Stay” and Brazilian classics penned by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Francis Hime.” ~ ICE

“Four stars. Highlights include Camilo’s Oscar Peterson-style stride on ‘Our Love Is Here to Stay,’ the romantic ‘Reflections,’ a rhythmic ‘‘Round Midnight,’ the haunting ‘Atras Da Porta,’ the majestic ‘Un Son’ and a sly version of Nat King Cole’s ‘Frim Fram Sauce.’ Throughout Solo, Michel Camilo utilizes a light touch and generally emphasizes ballads and quieter material…he plays beautifully throughout.” ~ All Music Guide

“Solo, a diverse blend of originals and standards, bears Camilo’s unmistakable stamp and is a welcome addition to his already impressive oeuvre.” ~ All About Jazz – NY

“… it is the overall song selection and quiet production values that will entice the listener to add Solo to their solo jazz piano collection since many of these songs are rarely played in a solo context. Great technique and even greater sense of pianistic grace.” ~ SoundOfTimelessJazz.com

“Warm, inviting, and direct — free of any overdubs — Solo is a must-have for fans, and a beautiful introduction to Camilo’s distinctive gifts for others.” ~ AllAboutJazz.com

“Solo is the perfect collection for the jazz listener wanting to hear some incredibly fine jazz performances by a master of jazz piano. Highly recommended.” ~ JazzReview.com

“As hyperkinetic, extroverted and fortissimo his previous offering was, Solo is a complete contrast: reflective, haunting and seductively romantic…I honestly didn't think a musician as flamboyant and intense as Mr. Camilo could come up with such a sensitive disc, and make it work. This is the surprise of the new year!” ~ Jazz Weekly

“There is such joy, such exuberance in this pianist’s music that it always leaves his listeners with smiles on their faces. Four hot peppers.” ~ Lake Champlain Weekly (NY)

“ If any American composer ever tailored standards to fit the needs of a solo pianist, it was George Gershwin, himself a piano player with robust chops. No doubt Gershwin would say Camilo's renditions of "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and " Someone To Watch Over Me" are too marvelous for words.” ~ The Hartford Courant

“You won’t see him on TRL (though you might have seen him in the acclaimed music documentary Calle 54), but this Dominican master pianist’s first solo album, Solo, is well worth a meander off the beaten top-40 path. Camilo pairs Latin jazz with classic standards, making for a subtly sexy accompaniment to your next candlelit dinner.” ~ Marie Claire Magazine