Mike Freeman ZonaVibe is “percussion soaked”
“Freeman stirs up a multicultural brew of vibrant optimism and Latin and world jazz grooves.”
“ ‘Blue’ is a piece of gorgeous tranquility….”
—from Dan McClenaghan at All About Jazz (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=41916)
This past week “The Vibesman” radio campaign began and “vibrant optimism” does apply. Radio stations (including major east and west coast stations) from across the country (and some from around world) have have been playing the CD.
Radio airplay can make a huge difference to a new release. If you’d like to hear the CD on your local jazz radio station, we would love it if you (and all your friends) would give them a call now and request it.
In the press department, the CD was favorably noted in Nelson Rodriguez’s May column of Latin Beat, and All About Jazz did the very nice writeup quoted above. Some more reviews are supposed to be on the way.
There’s more: A respected voice for Latin jazz contacted Mike recently for more CDs, so he could submit “The Vibesman” for the pre-nomination round of the Latin Grammys (LARAS). Exciting stuff!
People are buying the CD! We’ve had sales from around the globe including several European countries, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Latin America as well as Canada, the US, and Puerto Rico. The CD is now available for purchase at:
Mike’s own Music Store (http://www.jazzvibe.com/music/mfmusic/vibesman.html)*
CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/mikefreemanzonavibe)
*A purchase option of the new CD at www.jazzvibe.com comes with a Mike Freeman ZonaVibe ornament.
Video news: Mike just finished editing his behind-the-scenes video of the recording of “The Vibesman.” Check it out on Mike’s YouTube channel and let him know how you like it: youtube.com/squiddilybop.
Anne & Mike
P.S. We hope all our backers have received their rewards at this point, but if you are missing something, please let us know.