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Label: VOF Recordings
Trk 1 Jigsaw Puzzle; Trk 2 Drifting; Trk 3 Lucky 7; Trk 4 So Long Just Passing By; Trk 5 Vibe Descarga; Trk 6 Blue; Trk 7 Too Groovy; Trk 8 MongoMarley; Trk 9 Sahara Sunrise; Trk 10 Trolley Car; Trk 11 Vibe Descarga y Voz
Mike Freeman - Vibraphone, Marimba, Kalimba, Wood Flute, minor percussion; Ruben Rodriguez - Bass; Papo Pepin - Congas, Bongo, Campana, Percussion; Harry Adorno - Timbales; Special Guests Mauricio Smith Jr. - Flute and coro; Jim Gailloreto - Tenor Saxophone; Julio Salgado lead vocal and coro
The Vibesman thrives on its multicultural beat with a set of music that captured the attention of many. Grounded in jazz, Latin jazz, and salsa, Mike offers a unique group sound through his music, playing, and instrumentation. Along with the vibes, this recording features conga master Papo Pepin; Harry Adorno on timbales; and bassist Ruben Rodriguez. The fabric of the music here is bolstered by the flute of Mauricio Smith Jr. and the tenor saxophone of Chicago’s Jim Gailloreto. For the surprise grand finale, Mike is joined by highly regarded salsa singer and longtime colleague Julio Salgado.
Pat LaBarbera Kirk MacDonald Quintet