Bond, Mike

Bounce Castle, 2020CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist and composer Mike Bond sprinkles some first call talent into his debut recording as a leader, The Honorable Ones. Steve Wilson (sax) and Ben Wolfe (b) lead a fine team of musicians that help Mike realize his dreams. We enjoyed the tranquility of “Railroad” and the warmer selections like “Verus Vita” and “It’s A Long Way Back” as well as the spirited “Chase The Wind”. Guest vocalist Claudia Acuña appears on two selections notably the delicate “More I See You”. Gene Shinozaki (beatbox vocals) performs on three songs notably the title track. We have ample reasons to look for more from Bond!


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions