NYC Records
Blues on the Other Side

Mike Mainieri



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Mike Mainieri: Vibraphone
Bruce Martin: Piano
Julie Ruggiero: Bass
Joseph Porcero, Jr.: Drums

An early album by vibist Mike Mainieri — who later went on to do a lot of trippier albums in the late 60s. This one’s a very nice quartet side with a straight feel, and was recorded for Chess/Argo in the early 60s, at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in New Jersey. The record is a lively mix of piano and vibes, with some nicely chromatic moments that hint at Mainieri’s later work.

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