Mike Clark & Michael Zilber: Mike Drop
Mike Drop demonstrates the mastery of two jazz veterans — between Mike Clark’s straight-ahead post-bop drumming and Michael Zilber’s raw and refined sax mastery, the clarity and brilliance of this release is the rewarding product of a ten year-long friendship between the artists and an inspiring week of performances in the Bay Area. Mike Drop features a blend of the tunes drawn from the group’s successful series of gigs in the region back in 2018, including a sold-out performance at the San Jose Winter Jazz Festival. To preserve the charm they found together on stage, the group decided to record together in Oakland a week later. On the project, Clark offered that “…we want the listener to feel that the music is swinging, conversational and forward-looking.” It’s safe to say that on Mike Drop, it’s mission accomplished.
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