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Mike Fortune


Mike Fortune is a drummer committed to creative new music. Growing up in upstate New York, Mike studied with percussionists Richard Albagli and James Peterscak and drummers John Riley, Ed Shaunessy and Bob Moses. He also, during that time, earned a B. of Ed. In Music Ed. at the Crane School of Music. When not meditating in the wilderness, he gained performing experience with Bret Zvacek, Mark Capon, Nick Mancini, Paul Tynan, and other friends. Upon moving to New York City five years ago, Mike stumbled into the 'downtown' scene in NYC, by accident, through meeting a mutual friend, Kelly Pratt


The Wheel

Label: Innova Recordings
Released: 2008
Track listing: The Wheel: American Farewell, Blues Circle, Rising, We Have Been the Victims of a Broken Promise, Ceaseless Motion (Watch the Future Roll By); In Memoriam: Dana Brayton.


Article: Album Review

Joel Harrison: The Wheel

Read "The Wheel" reviewed by Troy Collins

A wildly diverse improviser/composer/arranger with a penchant for unorthodox instrumental combinations, guitarist Joel Harrison has sustained one of the most unpredictable discographies of the last decade with his chimerical mix of jazz, blues, chamber music, African and Indian folk music, Appalachian tunes and old school country songs. Nothing in his expansive output approaches the ...


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