Mike Spinrad

Instrument: Drums | Location: San Francisco

Born: 1960

Mike Spinrad is a freelance drummer and percussionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has composed the music for two released CDs, a jazz trio for It's Morning and a sextet for Horns (anticipated release, June 2018). He has played or recorded with Guido Fazio, Dann Zinn, David Enos, Brian Gary, Frank Sumares, Fred Zimmerman, Fred Ross-Perry, Kurt Huget, Curtis Long, David Margules, Jef Labes, Rita Glassman, and Don Turney. Mike has been published by Percussive Notes magazine, toured throughout the United States, and had his music played throughout the world.
Mike Spinrad's IT'S MORNING is a pleasurable, remarkable new CD release. It has a sense of melodic peacefulness about it that carries over into its lively feel of contemporary jazz musings!

An original outing, Mike Spinrad on drums is accompanied by Fred Zimmerman on piano and Cindy Browne on acoustic bass. This is a together trio with outstanding solo work; the performers compliment each other in their joint journeys.

There are 12 selections on the CD....Each song soars with good jazz performance work. Zimmerman's ”Fred's Sunday Blues” is bound to catch all jazz listeners' attention with its unusual tempo and Spinrad's minor-key bossa nova “Parnasah” will surprise and delight any jazz listener with its bittersweet jazzy sounds! “For Joe” and “Maxy” and “The Mahn” also present complex interpretations that please! There is not a sour note among any of the selections in this collection! All notes are on cue and lovely to jazz along with, and something to return to often

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