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Michael Bates: Clockwise

It’s no surprise that Greenleaf label owner Dave Douglas likes what he hears in the young bassist/composer Michael Bates, a musician who, like Douglas himself, evidences multifarious musical interests. From the Stravinsky-esque “Great Exhibition” to the freebop/funk convolution that is “Damasa”; from the circuslike “Fellini” (which seems to sonically approximate a first-class trapeze act) to the deceptively simple “Lighthousekeeping” (wherein he adopts a beat-displacing technique not unlike the one Monk used for “Evidence”), Bates covers a lot of ground.

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