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Mike Mainieri • Man Behind Bars



Primarily recognized as an award-winning, jazz vibraphonist, Mike Mainieri’s equally remarkable talents as producer, arranger, and composer have contributed to shaping the cutting-edge in music. Throughout his fruitful career—now spanning almost five decades—Mike has collaborated with the world’s most formidable jazz player’s produced numerous albums, and discovered a host of innovative, young talent.

Raised in a family of performers and musicians, Mike’s training began early. At the age of 14, his own jazz trio was touring with the PAUL WHITEMAN ORCHESTRA, and by 17 he was playing and arranging for Buddy Rich’s sextet- -a tenure which continued up until 1962. During this period, he also played with such legendary artists as Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins and Wes Montgomery, and at the age of 18 he won the International Jazz Critic’s Award.

As a solo artist, Mike has created and contributed to countless, visionary artistic endeavors. In 1962, he joined the ground-breaking jazz/rock group JEREMY & THE SATYRS led by flutist Jeremy Steig. Along with Warren Bernhardt, Donald MacDonald, Adrian Guilery, and Eddie Gomez, THE SATYRS jammed at New York’s Club Go Go, and performed with such monumental figures as Frank Zappa, Richie Havens and Jimi Hendrix. During the late 60’s, this small circle of performers grew into what became known as the WHITE ELEPHANT ORCHESTRA, a 20-piece, all- star, experimental ensemble. The group featured George Young, Frank Vacari, Michael Brecker, and Ronny Cuber —saxes; Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, and Randy Brecker—trumpets; Barry Rogers, Jon Pierson—trombones; as well as, Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Donald MacDonald, Warren Bernhardt, Joe Beck, David Spinozza, and Hugh McCraken in the rhythm section. Under Mike’s direction, this jazz/rock big band evolved into a laboratory for experimentation with various musical forms, ideas, and philosophies. From 1969-1972, the WHITE ELEPHANT clan of New York’s finest musicians jammed, and recorded at studios throughout the city, and its energy spawned many musical directions for the decades to follow, including DREAMS, ARS NOVA, BRECKER BROTHERS, L’IMAGES, etc.

During the late 70’s, Mike founded the pioneering jazz/ fusion groups STEPS AHEAD, which included previous cohorts Michael Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd and Don Grolnick. Delving into contemporary sounds while maintaining experimentation and compositional integrity, STEPS AHEAD was, and is, a launching-pad for young talent and new musical ideas. STEPS Alumni include Peter Erskine, Eliane Elias, Rachel Z., Victor Bailey, Warren Bernhardt, Chuck Loeb, Daryl Jones, Mike Stern and Jimi Tunnel. Other noteworthy collaborations have included recordings with Joe Henderson, Marcus Miller, Joe Lovano, Larry Coryell, and Jim Hall, just to name a few.

As a composer, arranger, and performer, Mike has contributed to over 100 gold and platinum albums. An active participant in the rock and pop scenes, he’s worked with Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Janis Ian, James Taylor, Dire Staits, and Bonnie Raitt. He’s Produced albums for George Benson and Andy Summers, and STEPS AHEAD Alumni, Norweigan saxophonist Bendik, and pianist Rachel Z.

In 1992, Mike brought to bear his vast experience with the creation of NYC RECORDS. An extension of himself, the independent label is a vehicle for exposing new ideas grounded in the jazz idiom. With the hip, fresh sounds of Zachary Breaux and Rachel Z; saxophonists George Garzone and Myron Walden; the eclectic, musical cacophony of Philip DeGruy's solo guitar; and Mike’s own projects Mike Mainieri, AN AMERICAN DIARY series—featuring Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Eddie Gomez, and Peter Erskine—and the ever evolving STEPS AHEAD group.
https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/mikemainieri

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Principalmente reconocido como un vibrafonista de jazz ganador de premios, los talentos igualmente notables de Mike Mainieri como productor, arreglista y compositor han contribuido a dar forma a la vanguardia de la música. A lo largo de su fructífera carrera -que ahora abarca casi cinco décadas-, Mike ha colaborado con el músico de jazz más formidable del mundo en la producción de numerosos álbumes, y ha descubierto un sinfín de talentos jóvenes e innovadores.

Criado en una familia de intérpretes y músicos, el entrenamiento de Mike comenzó temprano. A la edad de 14 años, su propio trío de jazz estaba de gira con la PAUL WHITEMAN ORCHESTRA, y a los 17 años tocaba y arreglaba para el sexteto de Buddy Rich, un cargo que duró hasta 1962. Durante este período, también tocó con artistas legendarios como Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins y Wes Montgomery, y a la edad de 18 años ganó el Premio Internacional de la Crítica de Jazz.

Como solista, Mike ha creado y contribuido a innumerables y visionarios esfuerzos artísticos. En 1962, se unió al innovador grupo de jazz/rock JEREMY & THE SATYRS dirigido por el flautista Jeremy Steig. Junto con Warren Bernhardt, Donald MacDonald, Adrian Guilery y Eddie Gómez, THE SATYRS tocaron en el Club Go Go Go de Nueva York, y actuaron con figuras tan monumentales como Frank Zappa, Richie Havens y Jimi Hendrix. A finales de los años 60, este pequeño círculo de intérpretes se convirtió en lo que se conoció como la WHITE ELEPHANT ORCHESTRA, un conjunto experimental de 20 piezas y estrellas. El grupo incluyó a George Young, Frank Vacari, Michael Brecker y Ronny Cuber -saxes; Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff y Randy Brecker-trumpets; Barry Rogers, Jon Pierson-trombones; así como, Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Donald MacDonald, Warren Bernhardt, Joe Beck, David Spinozza y Hugh McCraken en la sección de ritmo. Bajo la dirección de Mike, esta big band de jazz/rock se convirtió en un laboratorio para la experimentación con varias formas musicales, ideas y filosofías. De 1969 a 1972, el clan WHITE ELEPHANT de los mejores músicos de Nueva York tocó y grabó en estudios de toda la ciudad, y su energía generó muchas direcciones musicales durante las décadas siguientes, incluyendo DREAMS, ARS NOVA, BRECKER BROTHERS, L'IMAGES, etc.

A finales de los años 70, Mike fundó los grupos pioneros de jazz/fusión STEPS AHEAD, entre los que se encontraban las cohortes anteriores Michael Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd y Don Grolnick. Sumergiéndose en sonidos contemporáneos mientras mantiene la experimentación y la integridad compositiva, STEPS AHEAD fue, y es, una plataforma de lanzamiento para jóvenes talentos y nuevas ideas musicales. Los alumnos de STEPS incluyen a Peter Erskine, Eliane Elias, Rachel Z., Victor Bailey, Warren Bernhardt, Chuck Loeb, Daryl Jones, Mike Stern y Jimi Tunnel. Otras colaboraciones notables han incluido grabaciones con Joe Henderson, Marcus Miller, Joe Lovano, Larry Coryell y Jim Hall, entre otros.

Como compositor, arreglista e intérprete, Mike ha contribuido con más de 100 discos de oro y platino. Un participante activo en las escenas de rock y pop, ha trabajado con Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Janis Ian, James Taylor, Dire Staits y Bonnie Raitt. Ha producido álbumes para George Benson y Andy Summers, y STEPS AHEAD Alumni, el saxofonista Norweigan Bendik, y la pianista Rachel Z.

En 1992, Mike aportó su vasta experiencia en la creación de NYC RECORDS. Una extensión de sí mismo, el sello independiente es un vehículo para exponer nuevas ideas basadas en el lenguaje del jazz. Con los sonidos frescos y modernos de Zachary Breaux y Rachel Z; los saxofonistas George Garzone y Myron Walden; la ecléctica y musical cacofonía de la guitarra solista de Philip DeGruy; y los propios proyectos de Mike Mike Mainieri, la serie AN AMERICAN DIARY (Un Diario Americano), con Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Eddie Gomez y Peter Erskine, y el siempre en evolución grupo STEPS AHEAD.
https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/mikemainieri


Discogs ... 


Tracklist:
1 - ESP - 4:30
2 - Trinary Motion - 5:33
3 - Push-Pull - 4:51
4 - Equinox - 6:10
5 - Satyr Dance - 5:41
6 - Momento No. 1 - 5:51
7 - Nearness Of You - 4:11
8 - Momento No. 2 - 2:56
9 - All The Things You Are - 7:27
10 - Binary Motion - 3:04


Credits:
    Design – Steve Newman
    Engineer [Assistant] – Steve Corson (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 to 10)
    Mastered By – Leon Zervos
    Photography By – Bill Bernstein
    Recorded By, Mixed By – Jerome Fox (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 to 10), Todd Gerard (tracks: 3, 5, 7)
    Vibraphone, Marimba, Marimba [Bass], Xylophone, Chimes, Percussion, Vibraphone [MIDI], Piano, Drums, Producer – Mike Mainieri


Notes:
Tracks 3, 5, 7 recorded at NYC Studios, all other at Pilot Studios.
Mike Mainieri plays a 3½ octave Yamaha vibraphone, K&K midi systems & Vic Firth Mallets.




Label: NYC Records ‎– NYC 6019 2
Released: 1995
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Post Bop























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