Singularly gifted drummer/composer Mike Pride is prolifically active as a leader/accompanist in a wide variety of groups and genres: metal, noise, avant-garde rock, free music, and modern jazz. This May, AUM Fidelity presents two of the most profound and potent albums he has created to date. Pride’s deeply inspired and utterly focused modern jazz work with his From Bacteria To Boys quartet is utterly distinct on the current scene, and Birthing Days is a magnificent display of both his far-ranging compositional prowess and the rich talents of this remarkable group.
“Mr. Pride, an intense and searching drummer, brings the full measure of his concentration to this working band.” — Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES
“A successful balance of the tuneful and the abstract. The group pulls together the two extremes without sacrificing the crystalline character of either.” — JAZZTIMES