Take an Hour and Watch This
Here's why Mike Mainieri is playing solo here. It was right after 9/11. All flights were cancelled. Mike left 2 days before 9/11. So the band could not make it! Very sad.
It's Mike Manieri giving a solo concert. It's pretty incredible.
I always wonder how someone fills an hour by themselves on stage. Friedman does it and would love if he talked about it. He cheats and plays the wood. I know that. So does Mike do it here.
I can see how to do a few tunes (thanks to you guys and mini concerts). I think I have a way to pull off a set and would love to try it sometime.
What I love about this is Mike is not a technique meister like Burton but to me what he plays is totally up there with Burton. Sometimes lots of technique gets in the way. Mike does a great job here.
I would love to see David Friedman do his solo set.