American Diary, Vol. 2: The Dreamings

An American Diary, Vol. 2: The Dreamings

by Mike Mainieri
     
 

The Dreamings is the second volume of Mike Mainieri's An American Diary project. The vibraphonist and leader appears primarily with saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Peter Erskine. But thanks to the rotating cast of guest musicians,…  See more details below

Overview

The Dreamings is the second volume of Mike Mainieri's An American Diary project. The vibraphonist and leader appears primarily with saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Peter Erskine. But thanks to the rotating cast of guest musicians, each track is a wholly new experience, distinguished by unexpected timbres and colors. Especially noteworthy are George Garzone's clarinet on "One Night in Paradise," Erik Friedlander's cello on "Planting Rice Is Never Fun," Simon Seven's didgeridoo on "The Dreamings," and Arto Tuncboyan's sazabo on "Dear, My Friend (The Gift)." Mainieri's goal was to explore his musical upbringing in an American immigrant family, as well as his later experiences as a traveling musician. His first American Diary record included music by composers as far apart as Aaron Copland and Frank Zappa. This diary entry has an even broader scope, including folk material from the Philippines and Yemen, as well as original pieces inspired by Australian aborigines, gypsies, and the Navajo and Apache tribes. Mainieri's use of the term "American" is therefore expansive, and subtly provocative. But the session never comes across as stilted political correctness or contrived world music. It swings. And in the process, it communicates with the listener in a genuine, unaffected way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/1999
Label:
Nyc (New York City)
UPC:
0750507602626
catalogNumber:
6026

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Mainieri   Primary Artist,Gong,Marimbas,Xylophone,Vibes
Peter Erskine   Drums
Marc Johnson   Double Bass
Erik Friedlander   Cello
George Garzone   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Noa   Vocals
Jamshied Sharifi   Percussion
David Tronzo   Guitar
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Percussion
Gil Dor   Guitar
Loretta Dee Cartensen   Harp
Simon Seven   Didjeridu

Technical Credits

Peter Erskine   Arranger
Stephen Barber   Arranger,Producer
Ira Levy   Engineer
Mike Mainieri   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Mike Weaver   Engineer
Dawn Buckholz   Liner Notes
Larry May   Engineer
Dan Gellart   Engineer

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