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Mike Pride

Percussionist/composer Mike Pride was born and raised in the Portland, Maine area. He has been playing & composing music since he was a child. While living in Maine, Mike studied with Les Harris, Jr., Bill Street and Matt Wilson, performed with legendary composer & jazz educator David Baker, was involved with experimental, shock-rockers Ned Muffleburger & the DSL's, and co-lead the new music ensemble IMAGINARY QUARTET with guitarist/composer Stik Fortier. Mike moved to New York City in the year 2000 where he studied briefly with drum & bass master, Amir Ziv. Mike then began studying with the legendary percussionist/healer/teacher, Professor, Milford Graves. Since his move to NYC, Mike has performed and recorded throughout the U.S



Label: Hot Cups
Released: 2024
Track listing: Choice; Delaware Water Gap; Miami Drag; Unity; Cedar Run; Stack of Dollars; Jonesville.


Article: Album Review

Acceleration Due To Gravity: Jonesville

Read "Jonesville" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Bassist, composer and arranger Moppa Elliott's uniquely-titled nonet Acceleration Due To Gravity presents Jonesville a gravity- defying jazz odyssey. It pays a captivating homage to influential bassist Sam Jones by weaving a sonic tapestry which transcends the boundaries of conventional jazz. In this brief seven-track, twenty-one-minute outing, four compositions are by Elliott, with the remainder being ...


Article: Album Review

Moppa Elliott's Acceleration Due To Gravity: Jonesville

Read "Jonesville" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Whatever 'script renegade bassist/composer Moppa Elliot takes on a daily basis, he should be made to share with the rest of the world. Whatever that tonic, whatever that pill, whatever that gumbo scented elixir is, let us have it now. Elliot may not want to open up his private stash to the public, but ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Shuteen Erdenebaatar, James Brandon Lewis, Léon Phal, Logan Kane & More

Read "Shuteen Erdenebaatar, James Brandon Lewis, Léon Phal, Logan Kane & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

James Brandon Lewis' homage to Mahalia Jackson, the ongoing Eastern and microtonal adventures of Lucian Ban, Mat Maneri, Fabio Delvò's fellowship and an exciting posse of emerging artists in their twenties make this hour of Mondo Jazz a treasure trove of sonic delights.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison Mondo Jazz Theme 0:00 Léon Phal “Stress ...


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Weather Report, Joe Zawinul, Mark Isham and Aki Rissanen

Read "Weather Report, Joe Zawinul, Mark Isham and Aki Rissanen" reviewed by Len Davis

Music from Weather Report and Joe Zawinul and trumpeter Mark Isham paying tribute to Miles Davis. New music from German band Metrik System featuring Richard Hallebeek. Also, the John Irvine Band, the latest from Michael Formanek, Anthony Pirog and Mike Pride and from Finland, pianist Aki Rissanen.Playlist Weather Report “Boogie Boogie Waltz" from The ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Brand New Releases from Engin Özşahin And More

Read "Brand New Releases from Engin Özşahin And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this edition of the show a selection of new releases including Engin Özşahin, Location Location Location (Anthony Pirog, Michael Formanek, and, Mike Pride), Henry Threadgill, The Jazz Warriors, Paul Flaherty with Jim Matus & Larry Derdeyn, Tania Giannouli, Kaisa's Machine (Kaisa Mäensivu) , Will Bonness, No Fast Food (Phil Haynes, Dave Liebman and Drew Gress) ...


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Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet, Illegal Crowns, and Iyer / Aftab / Ismaily

Read "Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet, Illegal Crowns, and Iyer / Aftab / Ismaily" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Debuting this episode are new albums from bassist Michael Formanek and his Elusion Quartet (Tony Malaby, Kris Davis & Ches Smith), Illegal Crowns (Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum, Benoit Delbecq & Tomas Fujiwara, and the trio of {m: Vijay Iyer}}, Arooj Aftab & Shahzad Ismaily with their Love In Exile. I expect to see all of ...


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Catherine Russell, Wobjie, Steven Bernstein, Umberto Petrin & More New Releases

Read "Catherine Russell, Wobjie, Steven Bernstein, Umberto Petrin & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Good vibes, genre-bending projects, charismatic singers and creative use of electronics are the defining features of this set of recent and upcoming albums.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra “Yes We Can" Good Time Music (Community Music, Vol. 2) (Royal Potato ...


Article: Album Review

Three-Layer Cake: Stove Top

Read "Stove Top" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

If nothing else, the trio of Mike Pride (drums, marimba, glockenspiel, bells, organ), Brandon Seabrook (guitar, banjo, tapes) and Mike Watt (bass) deserves a “truth in advertising" award, because Stove Top, their first collaboration, is precisely that: a three-layer instrumental cake. Stove Top began cooking when Pride appeared as a guest on Watt's podcast. ...


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