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29.01.2011

Mike Pope

Published in Artist Biographies
Over the years, the New York City music scene has become a benchmark for brilliant bass playing. It’s where Mingus went from underdog to top dog; where Jaco jammed up and down 7th Avenue South; and where John Patitucci set the standard for doubling. Following in that rich tradition is Mike Pope, who has earned a reputation as Gotham’s latest envelope-pushing plucker. Pope’s extensive skills are best summed up by Patitucci, himself: "Mike Pope is a real renaissance man. He is a musician of broad …