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Mike Mainieri / Marnix Busstra Quartet: Trinary Motion: Live in Europe

Read "Trinary Motion: Live in Europe" reviewed by John Kelman

Looking more like a man in his fifties than his 72 years, vibraphonist Mike Mainieri has been stepping up the pace, with three fine but stylistically different albums in the last year: Crescent (NYC, 2010), an elegant and moving John Coltrane tribute with recently departed alto great Charlie Mariano; 2.0 (NYC, 2010), celebrating the return of ...

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Mike Mainieri / Marnix Busstra Quartet: Trinary Motion / Live in Europe

Read "Trinary Motion / Live in Europe" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Vibraphonist Mike Mainieri and guitarist Marnix Busstra demonstrated a kinetic relationship on their 2009 recording, Twelve Pieces (NYC Records); a compelling portrait of the musicians playing with and off each other. Its success spurred a tour and, happily, almost two hours of live recorded music.

Tone and shape are sketched by the Mainieri ...

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Mike Mainieri / Marnix Busstra Quartet: Twelve Pieces

Read "Twelve Pieces" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The first meeting between vibraphonist Mike Mainieri and guitarist Marnix Busstra took place when Mainieri played on one of Busstra's earlier recordings. This led to a tour during which they looked at extending that musical relationship. One aspect would be different; they would collaborate in an acoustic setting, away from the electric projects they were currently ...