1985 Michel Camilo – Why Not?

Why not? is an album by Michel Camilo, released in 1985.

The album was recorded in February 1985. It was released by Electric Bird. “Why Not?” has been a favourite among Camilo’s listeners, and has been recorded in many different versions, becoming a standard in Latin jazz. A piano and clarinet version was recorded as Why Not! with Cuban reedman Paquito D’Rivera and a big band version was recorded at the Blue Note.


1  Just Kiddin’ (Michel Camilo) 05:21
2  Hello and Goodbye (Michel Camilo) 06:27
3  Thinking of You (Michel Camilo) 09:08
4  Why Not? (Michel Camilo) 07:37
5  Not Yet (Michel Camilo) 06:28
6  Suite Sandrine, Pt. 5 (Michel Camilo) 05:38



BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsDave Weckl
PianoMichael Camilo
SaxChris Hunter
TrumpetLew Soloff
PercussionGuarionex Aquino
PercussionSammy Figueroa

Liner Notes

Producer – Michel Camilo, Shigeyuki Kawashima
Co-producer – Eric Kressmann
Arranged By – Michel Camilo
Engineer – Ed Rack
Engineer (Assistant) – Maureen Thompson
Engineer (Mastering) – Akira Makino

Art Direction – Yoshio Shiraki
Cover, Design – Hochi Fujishiro
Photography By (Back & Inner) – Shigeru Uchiyama
Photography By (Front Cover) – Michio Mikami

Phonographic Copyright (p) – King Record Co. Ltd
Manufactured By – Bellaphon
Distributed By – Sound-Service Bellaphon International
Copyright (c) – King Record Co. Ltd
Recorded At – Clinton Recording Studio
Mastered At – SST Brüggemann GmbH