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Mike Pride – Listening Party (2015)

Mike Pride – Listening Party (2015)

Mike Pride states, “making this solo record has been a total mind-bender.” Listening to ‘Listening Party’ is a mind-bender as well.

The Spanish Donkey [Joe Morris, Jamie Saft, Mike Pride] – Raoul (2015)

The Spanish Donkey [Joe Morris, Jamie Saft, Mike Pride] – Raoul (2015)

Here is a review of the freaky fun psychedelic improv free jazz/rock jam ‘Raoul’ by the Spanish Donkey, featuring Joe Morris, Jamie Saft and Mike Pride.

Period [Mike Pride, Charlie Looker, Chuck Bettis] – 2 (2014)

2 is a blatant display of doom but not blatant display of chops, at least, not in the jazz sense of chops. It’s a temperament thing, and much of 2 moves at a glacial pace, and yet, the fury is all there. Slow motion death metal.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde & Experimental Music): Ben Goldberg, Ceramic Dog

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde & Experimental Music): Ben Goldberg, Ceramic Dog

I used to call this the “whack jazz” (or is that “wack” jazz?) list, but I found that term to be too restrictive for what’s being presented below.

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2013 (Avant Garde and Experimental Jazz): Ben Goldberg, Ceramic Dog

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2013 (Avant Garde and Experimental Jazz): Ben Goldberg, Ceramic Dog

In years past, I’ve called this the “whack jazz” list and this time we’re going to call it “avant garde and experimental jazz,” but any music that goes too far outside the bounds of convention gets lumped into its own category.

Mike Pride’s Bacteria To Boys – Birthing Days (2013)

The follow-up to 2010s’ Betweenwhile by Bacteria To Boys involved a transition from Darius Jones to Jon Irabagon in the sax role, but also a transition for its chief, Mike Pride, too.

Mike Pride – Drummer’s Corpse (2013)

Albums with as many songs as a 45 single are bound to be interesting, and that’s undeniably the case for Mike Pride’s dual epic numbers compiled into his upcoming Drummer’s Corpse album.

Jon Irabagon’s Outright! – Unhinged (2012)

Jon Irabagon’s Outright! – Unhinged (2012)

It was only four years ago when saxophonist Jon Irabagon made his first splash as a solo artist with Outright!. Since then, he’s gone from obscure to being one of the most prolific tenor saxophonists working in NYC today

Jon Irabagon – I Don’t Hear Nothin’ But The Blues, Volume 2: Appalachian Haze (2012)

Jon Irabagon – I Don’t Hear Nothin’ But The Blues, Volume 2: Appalachian Haze (2012)

Jon Irabagon is jazz’s merry subversive, often turning long-held jazz precepts inside out while paying respects to many of tradition’s icons.

Half Notes: Mike Pride's From Bacteria To Boys – Betweenwhile (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Here’s another CD of advanced jazz led by its composing drummer, this time Mike Pride. One thing I’ve found with drummer-led combos, is that drummers have a natural tendency toward democracy in a band, and his Bacteria To Boys (Darius Jones, alto sax; Peter Bitenc, bass; Alexis Marcelo, piano) share the load equitably and logically. TheRead More

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