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Michel Camilo

Pianist and composer Michel Camilo was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1954. Fascinated with music since childhood, he composed his first song at the age of five, then studied for 13 years at the National Conservatory. At 16, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Seeking to expand his musical horizons, he moved in 1979 to New York, where he continued his studies at Mannes and Juilliard School of Music. His composition Why Not? was recorded by Paquito D'Rivera as the title tune for one of his albums, and The Manhattan Transfer won a Grammy Award for their vocal version in 1983. His first two albums were titled Why Not? and Suntan/In Trio.

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Albums

What's Up
What's Up
Okeh
2013
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Mano A Mano
Mano A Mano
EmArcy
2011
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Spirit Of The Moment
Spirit Of The Moment
Telarc Records
2007
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Rhapsody in Blue
Rhapsody in Blue
Telarc Records
2006
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Spain Again
Spain Again
Decca Music Group
2006
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Solo
Solo
Telarc Records
2005
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