***Blow Out Sale!
Mike Freeman ZonaVibe
VOF Recordings, 2012
CD playing time 54 minutes
10 weeks JazzWeek Radio Chart
#26 July 30, 2012
several weeks Roots Music Chart
#9 July 20, 2012
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Was in the pre-nomination round of the Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards
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So Long, Just Walking By
Vibe Descarga y Voz
Marking Mike's fifth recording as a leader, The Vibesman thrives on its multicultural beat. Grounded in jazz, Latin jazz, and salsa, Mike offers a unique group sound through his music, playing, and instrumentation. Along with the vibes, the group features conga master Papo Pepin (who has recorded and performed with many of the greatest musicians in the history of Mambo/Salsa music); Harry Adorno on timbales (a fixture on the New York salsa scene); and bassist Ruben Rodriguez (who has performed and recorded with numerous Latin legends, as well as top-name jazz and pop groups). 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.
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Mike's other recordings: Blue Tjade, In The Zone, Wiggle Stomp, Street Shuffle, Spellbound