|"As someone familiar with Michael Bates' work, I wholeheartedly recommend taking special note in the "Outside Sources" project! Michael Bates is a fantastic bassist and an engaging composer who, along with saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff and drummer Mark Timmermans, is performing some really interesting new music. Michael is a very dedicated and professional musician and his band would be a welcome addition to the current new music scene. Definetly worth checking out!" ~Dave Douglas (trumpet)
Featuring Michael on acoustic bass, Quinsin Nachoff on tenor sax & clarinet and Mark Timmermans on drums & percussion. Sublime, middle-eastern melodies are featured from this fine trio. Superb, haunting clarinet, with warm hypnotic melodic bass at the center and those great (Joey Baron-ish) hands-on-drums flowing underneath. A perfectly balanced and well matched trio, often at the calm center, yet still simmering underneath and occasionally erupting in short bursts.