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Venue:
Philadelphia Art Alliance251 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $10 General Admission
Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:00pm

Mike Pride's From Bacteria To Boys

Record Release Celebration

Darius Jones, alto saxophone
Alexis Marcelo, piano
Peter Bitenc, bass
Mike Pride, drums

"Mike Pride is the kind of musician that makes the current NYC underground so vital. He's always challenging himself with new situations and breaking down barriers between different scenes, intermingling avant-rock, avant-jazz, free improv, and miscellaneous wackiness in a countless stream of projects." - Michael Anton Parker, Downtown Music Gallery

Join Ars Nova Workshop for the Philadelphia debut of the new quartet version of Mike Pride's From Bacteria To Boys featuring Darius Jones, Alexis Marcelo and Peter Bitenc.

Mike Pride's From Bacteria to Boys has gone through numerous line-up changes since its formation in 2005, and Pride has now created a permanent quartet that performed together for the first time in February, 2009 at Issue Project Room.  Pride is known for his ability to work across a seemingly limitless number of genres and styles - he's worked with artists ranging from Anthony Braxton to Boredoms to Millions of Dead Cops - and this quartet embraces Pride's eclecticism.  Inspiration for Betweenwhile, their  October 2010 album on Aum Fidelity, came from R. Kelly (the album title is a phrase taken from Kelly's epic Trapped In The Closet) as much as it did Miles Davis' Milestones and new experimental musics.  "I wanted a band that would take the most complex, abstract, esoteric and simple concepts at all times," Pride claims, "and make an overall sound that was natural."  Saxophonist Darius Jones, pianist Alexist Marcelo and bassist Peter Bitenc have worked with Trevor Dunn, Nate Wooley, Jim Black, Weasel Walters, Daniel Levin, and Jon Irabagon, to name only a few.  Come witness this exciting new line-up in person as they perform pieces from their hard-hitting Aum Fidelity release!