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Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Born: June 14, 1976

A REVIEW OF OUR DEBUT CD, “PARADIGM SHIFT”

“Actual Proof, a quartet based in Charlotte, North Carolina, consists of vibraphonist Eric Mullis, keyboardist Silas Aldridge, electric bassist Phillip W. Berkley III. and drummer-percussionist Scott Brower. Paradigm Shift is their first full-length CD and it is a very impressive effort.

On Paradigm Shift, Actual Proof revitalizes jazz fusion. Their music is always funky (with powerful bass playing by Berkley), and utilizes the sound of rock, particularly on numbers where guitarist Clint Presley is a guest. But the jazz quotient is also quite high for the band constantly improvises, tugging at and stretching the boundaries of funky fusion, bringing in the best qualities of electric jazz and rock...
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”Have you ever seen someone rock the hell out of a xylophone/vibraphone? Eric Mullis easily gets into the groove and hammers away on that thing as he's joined by an amazing cast of musicians. Phillip W. Berkley III brings the right amount of funky bass to the instrumental jazz fusion outfit. They're always entertaining and consistently getting the crowd moving.” Jeff Hahne, Music Editor, “Creative Loafing” (Charlotte)

Actual Proof's debut CD “Paradigm Shift” is imaginative, playful, lively and inventive.”... “Edgy opener 'The Ion' sets the pace, while 'Mongo' surprises with changing tempos and Latinesque tone...

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Music

Featured recording “Paradigm Shift”

Paradigm Shift

Self Produced
2009
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