Caribe: Michel Camilo Big Band (2009)

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TRACKLIST

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  1. Why Not? 

  2. Dreamlight 

  3. Suite Sandrine - Part III 

  4. Suntan 

  5. Just KIddin' 

  6. Not Yet 

  7. Caribe

MUSICIANS INCLUDE

  • Michel Camilo - Piano 

  • Anthony Jackson - Contrabass Guitar

  • Cliff Almond - Drums 

  • Guarionex Aquino - Percussion 

  • John Faddis - Trumpet

  • Michael Mossman - Trumpet

  • Virgil Jones - Trumpet

  • Dave Bergeron - Trombone 

  • Ed Neumeister - Trombone 

  • William Cepeda - Trombone 

  • David Taylor - Bass Trombone 

  • Chris Hunter - Alto & Soprano Sax 

  • Alex Foster - Alto Sax & Flute 

  • Ralph Bowen - Tenor Sax & Flute

  • Lou Marini - Tenor Sax & Flute 

  • Gary Smulyan - Baritone Sax

  Deluxe packaging initially available only in Spain.  Artwork by Estudio Mariscal, courtesy of Calle 54 Records and Sony Music.

Deluxe packaging initially available only in Spain. 
Artwork by Estudio Mariscal, courtesy of Calle 54 Records and Sony Music.

Album NOTES

"Over the Casa de Campo hills in La Romana (Dominican Republic) lies Altos de Chavón, a very special, unreal place. A balcony atop the town affords a breathtaking view of the Chavón River. It was there that Francis Ford Coppola filmed the battle scenes for Apocalypse Now.

 

Designed by the Dominican architect José Antonio Caro as a replica of a sixteenth century Mediterranean village, and created by Italian master designer/cinematographer Roberto Coppa, the construction of Altos de Chavón began in 1976. At its very heart lie the Performing Arts Center of Altos de Chavón School of Design, with its crown jewel, a 5,000 seat Grecian-style amphitheater, inaugurated in 1982 with a live HBO special, The Concert of the Hemispheres, featuring Frank Sinatra and the Buddy Rich Big Band.

 

In 1994, Michel Camilo returned to his homeland. But he was not alone. Alongside him were his inseparable Sandra (Sandrine) and an A-list group of musicians. On December 3rd, a concert took place at the Altos de Chavón amphitheater that no one who was fortunate to be there is ever likely to forget.

Now, fifteen years later, that transfixing evening comes alive again for everyone to fully savor. Seldom does one find a musical dream team of this stature in a hypnotic state of collective inspiration.

Welcome to Caribe." - Fernando Trueba

 

Calle 54 Records/Sony Music
Filmed by Spanish Oscar winner director Fernando Trueba at the Altos de Chavón Amphitheater in the Dominican Republic.