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Jazz/Blues Guitar Recording

At age 8 Mike Barnett picked up a trumpet and started making music.  He hasn't stopped since.  Mike soon abandoned his first musical mistress for his long-time main squeeze, the guitar.  Legend has it that Mike is a bit of a musical wizard; he is proprietor of a true musical wonderland in Freeport, New York, where it is told, he can play licks of any instrument in the house.  For years Mike paid his musical dues by playing the Blues and established an enviable reputation on the circuit.  Now Mike is turning his attention to jazz guitar, and that's what this recording is all about.  This disc combines cuts from two very different sessions and represents Mike's foray into Jazzdom.  One set is done in the studio as a duet with the venerable guitarist Lou Messana and produces a cascading swirl of notes and phrases somehow reminiscent of a charlotte russe.  The remaining cuts are from a live performance featuring Bernie Thompson on the Hammond B3 and Barry Brenner on Drums.  These tracks have a flinty immediacy redolent of smoke and too many twelve-o-cocktails.  The overall effect is exciting, fresh and experimental, just as a trip into jazz consciousness should be.  ~ Robert Allen

 

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Track Listing:               

1. BENSON'S RIDER
2. TICO-TICO
3. MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE
4. FUNGI MAMA
5. BLUES IN THE CLOSET         
6. SUMMERTIME
7. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
8. INDIANA
9. GENTLE RAIN
10. WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
11. DOXY
12. SAMBA DE ORPHEUS
13. AT LAST
            
                            
To Order Main Squeeze ($10.95 + $3.00 s/h) 
or inquire about booking please cotact:

Mike Barnett
Michael's Music
29W. Sunrise Highway
Freeport, NY 11520
516.379.4111

 


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