Making His Bones: Michael Mayo’s Debut Recording Delivers a Bold Statement of Identity and Aspiration

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Michael Mayo describes his debut album, Bones (Mack Avenue), as the culmination of a journey many years in the making. Fresh off of touring with Herbie Hancock, Mayo, 29, began writing for the album in earnest in 2018. He recorded it live at Figure8 Recordings in Brooklyn, pre-pandemic, with his tightly

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