Marking Mike's fifth recording as a leader, The Vibesman thrives on it's multicultural beat. Grounded in jazz, Latin jazz and salsa, Mike offers a unique group sound through his music, playing and instrumentation.
My debut album, combing together a set of compositions I wrote while in college. They are expertly performed by three of my favorite improvisors: Steve Swell - Trombone, Mark Whitecage - Alto Sax and Clarinet, and Tyshawn Sorey - Drums.
"The Cage centenary brought no few worthy albums, but this commanding overview by Chicago's Third Coast Percussion swept the field with technical precision, palpable groove and outstanding sound." -Steve Smith, Time Out New York