2003 Travel News ArchiveTravel

No. 1 jazz album

The Dominican Republic is not just about merengue, bachata and salsa. Michel
Camilo, the jazz pianist from the Dominican Republic, has seen his latest album,
?Live at the Blue Note?, leading the international jazz ranks for the past
month, according to Jazz Week magazine. Camilo told El Caribe reporters that his
CD was only one of fifty listed by Jazz Week and that he was very happy to see
it in the number one spot. The CD, which Camilo has called ?a self-portrait?,
was produced at the Blue Note last March, during the pianist?s annual tour of
the New York club scene. His trio of musicians includes bass player Charlie
Flores and drummer Horacio ?el Negro? Hern?ndez. El Caribe reporter Limay
Gonz?lez also talked to Camilo about his Berklee Scholarship Program. This
coming year the scholarship will be even better-funded, said the artist,
informing that the problems experienced with study visas have been overcome.