Mike Mainieri: Vibraphone
Marnix Busstra: Guitar, Bouzouki, Electric Sitar
Eric van der Westen: Double Bass
Pieter Bast: Drums
The success of Mike Mainieri/Marnix Busstra Quartet’s last release, Twelve Pieces urged the release of this new, live, double-disc set of the quartet’s 2008 tour of Europe. Virtuosic guitarist Marnix Busstra and legendary vibraphonist Mike Mainieri share a similar ambiance to their compositional styles: “one that makes all elements come together.”
Says Busstra of Mainieri: “(His experience) is one of the things that make playing with him a non-stop source of surprise and inspiration. You simply never know what will happen next – and we love the journey.”
Says Mainieri of Busstra: “Performing with this quartet is pure joy! Marnix’s compositions and accompaniment on guitar allows me the freedom to explore the full range of my experience as a vibraphonist.”
This release combines new tunes with live versions of those previously recorded.