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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: January 10, 1953

One of the premier guitarists of his generation, the three-time Grammy nominee was born on January 10, 1953 in Boston. After growing up in Washington D.C., he returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music and got his start as a guitar player with Blood, Sweat & Tears at the age of 22. Following a stint with Billy Cobham's powerhouse fusion band from 1979-1980, Mike moved to New York City and was recruited by Miles Davis and played a key role in his celebrated comeback band of 1981 (which also included bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mino Cinelu and saxophonist Bill Evans). During his three-year period with Miles, Mike appeared on three recordings with the jazz maestro - Man With The Horn, Star People and the live We Want Miles. From 1983 to 1984, he toured with Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth band and in 1985 returned to Miles' lineup for a second tour of duty that lasted close to a year....
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    All Over The Place

    Heads Up International
    2012
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    Big Neighborhood

    Enja Records
    2009
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    Who Let the Cats Out?

    Heads Up International
    2006
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    These Times

    Enja Records
    2003
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    Voices

    Atlantic Jazz
    2002
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    Voices

    Atlantic Jazz
    2001
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    Play

    Love Records
    1999
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