(2-CD set) Legendary vibraphonist Mike Mainieri the leader of Steps Ahead, joins alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano and bassist Dieter Ilg in a double-CD tribute to John Coltrane, “Crescent.” This was one of Charlie Mariano's last recordings before his death in 2009. Just about every selection was a first take. Says Mainieri, "Charlie’s energy and the essence of his soulful performance were an inspiration to me those two memorable days, which I cherish as a gift from an enlightened soul... The music of John Coltrane and Charlie Mariano both left a large footprint for generations of musicians and fans to follow.
I’m fortunate to have known both of them personally as a friend and fan."
Tracks include: Mr. Syms, Wise One, Ole, Naima, Crescent, Giant Steps, Miles Mode.