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Gene Bertoncini/Mike Mainieri/ Michael Moore/Joe Corsello: Reunion

Palpable feelings of warmth and intimacy ooze through the sonic pores of Reunion, a relaxed gathering of longtime musical associates led by journeyman guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Those sensations come partly by default, thanks to the acoustic instrumental textures, a gorgeous tonal match between Bertoncini’s agile nylon-string guitar playing and Mike Mainieri’s vigorous four-mallet work on vibes. The two men, who first worked

together in their early 20s, inspired by the Red Norvo/Tal Farlow Trio, are joined by double bassist Michael Moore, a Bertoncini duo partner since the early ’70s, and drummer Joe Corsello, with whom the leader toured during the same decade.

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