1977 Mike Mainieri – Love Play

Love Play is the fourth solo album by Mike Manieri, released in 1977 on Arista.

Michael T. Mainieri Jr. is an American vibraphonist known for his work with the jazz fusion group Steps Ahead. He is married to singer-songwriter and harpist Dee Carstensen.

Tracks

1  High Life (Mike Mainieri) 05:26
2  Magic Carpet (Mike Mainieri) 04:27
3  Latin Lover (Mike Mainieri) 03:32
4  I’m Sorry (Mike Mainieri) 06:19
5  Silkworm (Warren Bernhardt) 04:26
6  Easy To Please (Mike Mainieri) 05:16
7  Sara Smile (Daryl Hall; John Oates) 04:53
8  Love Play (Mike Mainieri) 08:54

Musicians

1 High Life

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJohn Tropea
Slide GuitarDavid Spinozza
Fender RhodesDon Grolnick
PianoDon Grolnick
SynthesizerMike Mainieri
MarimbaMike Mainieri
VibraphoneMike Mainieri
CowbellMike Mainieri
CongasRubens Bassini
PercussionMichael Holmes
PercussionMike Mainieri
VocalsLeata Galloway


2 Magic Carpet

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarDavid Spinozza
GuitarJohn Tropea
Fender RhodesLeon Pendarvis
SynthesizerMike Mainieri
VibraphoneMike Mainieri
PercussionArthur Jenkins


3 Latin Lover

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarDavid Spinozza
Fender RhodesDon Grolnick
KalimbaMike Mainieri
MellotronMike Mainieri
VibraphoneMike Mainieri
PercussionArthur Jenkins
PercussionMike Mainieri
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsCarolyn Coppola
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsLeata Galloway
VocalsMike Mainieri


4 I’m Sorry

BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarDavid Spinozza
KeyboardsWarren Bernhardt
SynthesizerMike Mainieri
VibraphoneMike Mainieri
CongasArthur Jenkins
PercussionMike Mainieri


5 Silkworm

BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarDavid Spinozza
KeyboardsWarren Bernhardt
Mini MoogWarren Bernhardt
VibraphoneMike Mainieri
BellsMike Mainieri
GongMike Mainieri


6 Easy To Please

BassTony Levin
DrumsRick Marotta
Guitar (solo)David Spinozza
GuitarJohn Tropea
KeyboardsDon Grolnick
MellotronMike Mainieri
VibraphoneMike Mainieri
VocalsArnold McCuller
VocalsCarolyn Coppola
VocalsDavid Lasley
VocalsLeata Galloway


7 Sara Smile

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarHugh McCracken
SaxDavid Sanborn
ZitherMike Mainieri
MellotronMike Mainieri
VibraphoneMike Mainieri


8 Love Play

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarDavid Spinozza
Fender RhodesLeon Pendarvis
SynthesizerArthur Jenkins
SaxMichael Brecker
VibraphoneMike Mainieri
PercussionMike Mainieri

Liner Notes

Producer – Mike Mainieri
Producer (Executive) – Steve Backer
Arranged By – Mike Mainieri
Coordinator – Andi Krusoe, Gene Chamlin
Engineer – Jack Malken, Tony May
Engineer (Assistant) – Chris Fichera, Gus Skinas, Michael Barry
Mixed By – Tony May
Programming – Gus Skinas

Art Direction – Bob Heimall
Design – Ron Kellum, Bob Heimall
Photography – Eric Meola

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Phonographic Copyright (p) Arista Records, Inc
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