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Anyone listening to this? Just heard this download-- absolutely beautiful!


bob leatherbarrow Wed, 12/22/2010 - 18:46

I was listening to this today in fact - I love it. This is the kind of thing where you can really hear what Mike M can do, especially on the standards. It's a 2-CD set, and it's all killer. He's playing on a 3.5-octave vibe too. Everybody should check this out--

tonymiceli Wed, 12/22/2010 - 20:37

his hand was messed up. he jammed it up into something.

he was going to cancel the session but decided not to. he could barely play with i think it was his right hand.

Steve Shapiro Wed, 12/22/2010 - 20:48

In reply to by tonymiceli

Didn't know this Tony.. he sounds amazing. But just shows you, it's about what's in your head & your heart. What struck me about this session is how clear & strong the ideas are, everyone's great tone, and the listening that's going on...

toddc Thu, 12/23/2010 - 14:53

I've been listening to this for a few weeks now.
It's a great album.
Bye Bye Black Bird.... gave me the incentive to learn it.

The story I did not know. Wow....

beekie Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:17

wonderful,no beautiful album from the already getting old ,master vibeplayer ,mike mainieri ,he is from 1938 ,as google tells us,hoping he will get older still and stay allright to give us more of his wonderful music

Steve Shapiro Wed, 02/20/2013 - 09:15

In reply to by tonymiceli

Well just one thing - he plays the 3.5 octave vibe, and sometimes on this recording you can really hear the weird overtones on the low end. I'm not a fan of that sound. But the playing is great, and the CD is very well recorded.

rbvibe Mon, 02/18/2013 - 12:58

This is such a great recording. Mike sounds so good and I had no idea his hand was messed up. Sure doesn't sound like it...he plays great on every tune. A really cool combination with Charlie Mariano.


waxpoetic Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:38

This was the first album with a vibes player that I really got into. The intimacy of that format is killer and Mainieri's tone and harmonic concept is divine.

vibraman Tue, 02/19/2013 - 04:06

yes, for me it´s the best vibes cd i heard for a long time!


tmackay Thu, 02/21/2013 - 01:00

ive been dig 'n this cd for about a year know. this record is the real deal . masters of jazz and of there instrument. Talk about listening .. this is it .. on a very high level .. pure emotion