The transcendent moments captured on this CD are the basis for Mike Bloomfield's place in the pantheon of stellar guitarists and for his reputation as a complete original. These recordings are for those who not only appreciate great guitar playing but also want to better understand the legend that is Mike Bloomfield. The performances lay bare his genius: he was playing in his hometown, in front of and with his friends and he felt comfortable cutting lose. No expectations, no pressure, he was home... Mike Bloomfield and Friends was a regular attraction at the Old Waldorf over a period of 6 months, from Dec. 1976 through May, 1977. He enlisted rock and blues royalty to play with him, including Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Mark Naftalin and other luminaries and they were recorded by legendary producer Norman Dayron.