Mike Bond Quintet at @exuberance

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Mike Bond Quintet at @exuberance


Mon, February 24, 2020
7:00 pm

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Mike Bond may not yet be a household name, but Orrin Evans is an admirer, producing Mr. Bond’s debut album with its scheduled release here @exuberance.

Yet another piano prodigy, Mike began playing classical at age 4. Before meeting Orrin, he studied jazz piano with Jim Ridl, Stanley Cowell and Mike LeDonne. He has played with the Captain Black Band, Curtis Lundy, Conrad Herwig, Joe Ford, Joe Magnarelli, Duane Eubanks and dancer Savion Glover. He serves as music director for theater companies and both coaches and accompanies singers.

The album features an all-star band: Steve Wilson, Ben Wolfe, Josh Evans, Anwar Marshall, with vocalists Gene Shinozaki, Claudia Acuña, and Maya Holiday. 12 tracks in all, 10 of them composed and arranged by the bandleader. The result, according to Ted Panken, "reveals a highly sophisticated compositional sensibility, abundant piano chops, an abiding commitment to melody, and a fearless attitude.”...

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