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ARTIST
TITLE
Birthing Days
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AUM 077CD AUM 077CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/14/2013

"The singularly gifted drummer/composer Mike Pride is prolifically active as a leader/accompanist in a wide variety of groups and genres: metal, noise, avant-garde rock, free music, and modern jazz. Pride's deeply inspired and utterly focused modern jazz work with his From Bacteria to Boys quartet is distinct on the current scene, incorporating his love of jazz, rock, modern classical and R&B as a non-hierarchical whole. Birthing Days is a magnificent display of both his far-ranging compositional prowess and the rich talents of this remarkable group. The great and gifted pianist Alexis Marcelo and bassist Peter Bitenc remain dedicated members, whose deep thought and commitment to finding the core tone and emotional approach to each composition anchor the band, while allowing utmost flexibility for the music to follow new avenues with each performance. In early 2012, saxophone phenom Jon Irabagon joined, breathing new life into the group's sound with his virtuosic command and harmonic flexibility. The sonic template of the quartet is expanded on three tracks here with the addition of bass clarinetist Jason Stein and saxophonist Jonathan Moritz. All of these musicians are startling and beautiful new voices in modern jazz."