On the album Mano A Mano, pianist and composer Michel Camilo plays with a highly acclaimed trio comprising Latin percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo and bassist Lincoln Goines. The artists build bridges between jazz, classical, pop and world music. Camilo (57) has been around for quite some time. He stems from a musical family where he first took up the accordion, but later became more interested in his grandfather's piano. He wrote his first song when he was just five. And when Camilo turned 25, he moved from the Dominican Republic to New York, where his interest in jazz was further spurred on. In the eighties, he became a commercial success and was praised by jazz critics for his virtuoso piano playing. Concerts in prestigious venues soon followed and in 2003 he received a Grammy Award for his album Live At The Blue Note. On Mano A Mano he brings together several musical backgrounds through his astounding technique and knowledge of his instrument.