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Mike Pope: The Lay of the Land

Read "The Lay of the Land" reviewed by Alexander M. Stern

In a year that has already produced a number of excellent recordings, Mike Pope’s The Lay of the Land may well be one of the best. It’s certainly one of the most exciting new albums this reviewer has heard in a long time. Pope, who excels on both acoustic and electric bass, has surrounded himself with ...

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Mike Pope: The Lay of the Land

Read "The Lay of the Land" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Mike Pope plays a mean piano. He's also a noted inventor, designing and building pre-amps for the boutique bass builders Fodera . But really he's a bassist; and not surprisingly, a skilled, er... pontif -icator on both electric and acoustic. He's also a fine mainstream jazz composer and has assembled an all-star cast of musicians here, ...