Content by tag "Mike Pope"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Bruford's Earthworks: Earthworks Complete

Read "Earthworks Complete" reviewed by John Kelman

Since retiring as a professional musician in 2009, progressive/art rock turned jazz drummer Bill Bruford has successfully managed to maintained a place in the public eye. Beyond his engaging, informative and successful Bill Bruford: The Autobiography (Jawbone Press, 2009), the drummer/percussionist has more recently released a second, equally captivating book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Saxophone master and composer Michel Nirenberg returns to the United States for his 2016 fall tour. In October and November, he’ll share the vibrant melodies and rhythms of his native Brazil with world music and jazz fans in the Maryland cities of Laurel, Baltimore and Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. In recent months, Nirenberg has been making ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Charley Sabatino

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Meet Charley Sabatino:
Charley Sabatino is a veteran bassist with more than 35 years experience. He plays both upright and electric bass, encompassing a wide range of styles, and plays throughout the NY/Metro Area. Highlights of his career include: The Today Show backing the Children's Aid Society Chorus, Lincoln Center with Ben Vereen, Headliners at ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

2014 was another challenging year, with a personal health matter that began in early summer (thankfully finally diagnosed, non-life threatening and now being treated, though still waiting for signs of improvement) slowing down both travel and the usual breakneck writing in a significant way. Since the rule of this list is that any titles on it ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mike Pope

Read "Take Five With Mike Pope" reviewed by Mike Pope

Meet Mike Pope: Mike Pope is a virtuoso acoustic and electric bassist who has toured extensively with Chick Corea, David Sanborn, Al Di Meola and Bill Bruford, and more recently, Joe Locke and Eldar Djangirov. Raised in Ohio by two parents who were both classical musicians and educated at the University of North Texas, Pope came ...

Mike Pope: Cold Truth Warm Heart

Read "Mike Pope: Cold Truth Warm Heart" reviewed by John Kelman

Cold Truth Warm Heart isn't Mike Pope's first album as a leader (it's his third), but in the 12 years since The Lay of the Land (Whaling City Sound, 2002), the bassist has, in addition to some serious life-changers, forged a relationship with two musicians of unequivocal significance. First appearing on Joe Locke's State of Soul ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Pope: Cold Truth, Warm Heart

Read "Cold Truth, Warm Heart" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

More than a decade separates Cold Truth, Warm Heart and bassist Mike Pope's previous album, but he hasn't exactly been sitting by idly and twiddling his thumbs in the intervening years. His professional life has been filled with high profile work, as he's held down the fort for everybody from vibraphonist Joe Locke to guitarist Chuck ...

An Evening With A Superband: Mike Pope & The House Of Cardinals Featuring Mike Pope, Eldar Djangirov, Joe Locke, Bob Franceschini & Mauricio Zottarelli

An Evening With A Superband: Mike Pope & The House Of Cardinals Featuring Mike Pope, Eldar Djangirov, Joe Locke, Bob Franceschini & Mauricio Zottarelli

Cambridge, MA: Cambridge's jazz hotspot—the Regattabar—will present An Evening with A Superband: Mike Pope & the House of Cardinals featuring acoustic and electric bassist and composer Mike Pope, pianist Eldar Djangirov, vibraphonist Joe Locke, saxophonist Bob Franceschini and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:30 PM. The Regattabar is located in the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mike Pope Releases Cold Truth, Warm Heart In May

Mike Pope Releases Cold Truth, Warm Heart In May

Baltimore, MD: World-class bassist Mike Pope is unveiling his third release, Cold Truth, Warm Heart. The new album shows him to be a visionary composer, arranger and bandleader with deep listening skills and an eloquent voice. Set for May release on Nineteen-Eight Records, the 2014 offering establishes a new threshold of leadership for the virtuoso acoustic and ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Indepth Jazz Clinic - The Music Of Herbie Hancock

Indepth Jazz Clinic - The Music Of Herbie Hancock

An “In-Depth Jazz Clinic" for adults and older teens will be held on Saturday November 16th from 1pm to 5pm at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852. The clinic will focus on Herbie Hancock's 1965 Blue Note Album, Maiden Voyage. It will cover the five tunes: “Maiden Voyage," “Dolphin Dance," “Eye ...