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The Lay of the Land

Mike Pope

 Mike’s mastery of the 5 and 6-string electric bass has led to live and/or recording stints with a wide array of artists, including Mike Stern, Chuck Loeb, Anton Fig, Jason Miles and Blood Sweat & Tears. His precision and poise on the upright has brought calls from Joe Locke, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Bruce Barth and David Berkman. And his stylistic and technical command of both instruments has led to “doubling” gigs and cross-idiom hits with the likes of Randy Brecker, the Gil Evans Orchestra and Steve Smith. His talent shines brightly in all situations, especially on this, his WCS debut.

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Mike Pope / electric and acoustic bass

Randy Brecker / trumpet

Henry Hey / piano

Jeff “Tain” Watts / drums

Michael Brecker / saxophone

Seamus Blake / saxophone

Mike Stern / acoustic guitar

John Patitucci / acoustic bass

Jim White / drums

Joe Locke / vibraphone

Publicity: All About Music, Jazz Times