Mike Prigodich | A Stitch In Time

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A Stitch In Time

by Mike Prigodich

This debut studio album has eleven creative jazz fusion compositions with a magical/adventurous quality. Odd meter grooves. Beautiful melodies. With Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo, Patrick Lamb, and Tim Jensen.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Chaos Theory (feat. Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody & Rafael Trujillo)
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2. Spanish Swordfight (for Adric) (feat. Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo & Toshi Onizuka)
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3. A Measure of Luck (feat. Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo & Paul Mazzio)
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4. At Sixes And Sevens (feat. Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody & Rafael Trujillo)
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5. Anneka's Dance (Fantasy And Allusion) (feat. Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz & Tim Jensen)
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6. The Wizard of Odd (for Reinhardt Wolfgang Melz) (feat. Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo & Paul Mazzio)
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7. A Stitch In Time (feat. Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos & Brandon Woody)
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8. Coreatown (Feat. Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo & John Nastos)
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9. Wishful Thinking (Feat. Reinhardt Melz, Damian Erskine & John Nastos)
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10. Nigel's Theme (This One Goes To Eleven) (Feat. John Nastos, Reinhardt Melz, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo & Damian Erskine)
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11. Stevieland (Feat. Brandon Woody, Paul Mazzio, Rafael Trujillo, Patrick Lamb, Damian Erskine & Reinhardt Melz)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY

"Wonderful. Beautiful. Really great. Wow, Mike. Great writing, man." -- Chick Corea

"I knew this guy was up to something; what a great disc! Beautifully written and played with passion and intensity by an excellent band. This is one of those CDs that you want to hear again as soon as it 's finished. Bravo Mike!" -- George Whitty (Brecker Brothers)

"The album’s intriguing melodies, odd time signatures, and ear-bending harmonies make it a stand-out album in the world of fusion." -- No Treble

"Watch out for this guy! Mike is terribly brave, adventurous, playful, and adept. As his compositions and playing demonstrate, Mr. Prigodich is a rising talent following his creative muse fearlessly to wherever it takes him." -- David Goldblatt (Tribal Tech)

"This is band is top shelf; they were super tight and super exciting." -- George Colligan (Jack DeJohnette, Lenny White)

"Prigodich speaks a musical language all his own, one born of a voice that elevates his instrument far beyond its realm into one where mystery and magic meet." -- All About Jazz

"Very cool Mike!! Love the bridge and the keyboard solo. You can definitely play!!" -- Steve Porcaro (Toto, Michael Jackson)

"Fantastic work by all! Great writing and playing. Well done! Great sounds too." -- Todd Sucherman (Styx)

"Prigodich is an excellent keyboardist, but it's his writing that really stands out. There is a liveliness and emotional connection to much of this music that makes it immediately endearing. His band is tight and funky, with an ability to groove that puts many better-known fusion outfits to shame." -- All About Jazz

"What do Chick Corea and Spinal Tap have in common? That would be Portland keyboardist Mike Prigodich." -- Audiophile Audition

"A tour de force that would certainly get the respect of Prigodich’s muse Chick Corea. In the tradition of The Yellowjackets, The Brecker Brothers, Hiromi and others, the 11 tracks on A STITCH IN TIME cover a vast fusion landscape of complex proportions that’ll have you wondering how an artist like Mike Prigodich could ever consider sitting on the sidelines. The entire project is an incredibly satisfying ride." -- Inside MusiCast

"Mike offers melodic breadth with very defined piano craft. He is an astonishing musician and a brilliant composer. His original works are studies in precision. They are demanding and they require the very best of musicians to perform them. He has gathered the best of the best and the results are scintillating." -- JazzTimes

"I definitely hear a Chick influence in your playing and writing. I'm flattered that you cite me as an influence." -- Andy Milne (Dapp Theory)

"Sounds killing man! I LOVE your music!" -- Mike Pope (Chick Corea, Al Di Meola)

About:
Keyboardist Mike Prigodich's jazz fusion compositions attract attention from many upper-echelon national artists. His original compositions combine jazz with influences from many other genres and regions of the world. Mike leads the Melz/Prigodich/Erskine Group (MPEG) with master drummer Reinhardt Melz, bass virtuoso Damian Erskine, and the brilliant John Nastos on saxophone. Together, they create some of the best jazz fusion being played anywhere in the world!

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About Mike Prigodich

Becoming a cancer patient in 2008 was the big wake-up call that propelled the need to pursue his dream of becoming a professional jazz musician, compose lots of new material, form a band, and start booking gigs. Just to prove what motivation can do, Mike raised over $10,000 on kickstarter.com in 2010 to fund his first studio album "A Stitch In Time" featuring Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo, Patrick Lamb, Tim Jensen, and Paul Mazzio,all produced by Emmy award-winning David Mathew. This studio album and band was featured on the Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) Oregon Art Beat television show. Mike currently resides in Portland, Oregon and enjoys playing with some of the finest musicians, up to the task of performing the extremely challenging yet accessible compositions.

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All compositions written by Mike Prigodich (Mexican Mocha Music / BMI)
Arranged by Mike Prigodich and Reinhardt Melz

Recorded by Dean Baskerville at Crossroads Productions, Vancouver, WA. Assisted by Benjamin Wood
Additional recording by: David Mathew at ITB, Portland, OR; Mark Griffith at East West Studios, Milwaukie, OR
Mixed by David Mathew at ITB, Portland, OR; Mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc, McMinnville, OR
Crossroads Productions Studio Manager: Benjamin Wood; Piano Technician: Linda Scott, RPT; Design: Tom Mills;
Photography: Cortney Erskine, David Mathew, Mike Dehen; Legal: Ted Graffam

­℗ and © 2011 Mexican Mocha Music. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Made in the USA. MPCD-01

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Mike Prigodich performed on a Steinway D 9-foot concert grand piano, a Korg M50 synthesizer workstation, and a Yamaha Motif-Rack XS sound module.
Damian Erskine uses a Skjold 6-string “Erskine Model” signature bass, Aguilar amplification, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves cables and tuners, iGIG gig bags and cases, Gruv Gear carts.
John Nastos performs on a Patrick Springer tenor saxophone mouthpiece.
Patrick Lamb uses Cannonball saxophones and JodyJazz mouthpieces.

Funded in part via Kickstarter.com. Thanks to all donors for making this recording possible.

Gold Donors:
Rob Lucke

Bronze Donors:
Justin Brown
Rick Cooper
Robert Hollinger
Craig Thomas
Neil Steiner

Chaos Theory - Mike Prigodich: piano, keyboards * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax * Brandon Woody: guitar * Rafael Trujillo: percussion

Spanish Swordfight (for Adric) - Mike Prigodich: piano * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax * Brandon Woody: guitar * Rafael Trujillo: percussion * Toshi Onizuka: palmas

A Measure Of Luck - Mike Prigodich: piano * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax * Brandon Woody: guitar * Rafael Trujillo: percussion * Paul Mazzio: flugelhorn

At Sixes And Sevens - Mike Prigodich: piano, keyboards * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax * Brandon Woody: guitar * Rafael Trujillo: percussion

Anneka's Dance (Fantasy And Allusion) - Mike Prigodich: piano * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * Tim Jensen: flute

The Wizard Of Odd (for Reinhardt Wolfgang Melz) - Mike Prigodich: piano, keyboards * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax * Brandon Woody: guitar * Rafael Trujillo: percussion * Paul Mazzio: trumpet

A Stitch In Time - Mike Prigodich: piano * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax * Brandon Woody: guitar

Coreatown - Mike Prigodich: piano * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax * Brandon Woody: guitar * Rafael Trujillo: percussion

Wishful Thinking - Mike Prigodich: piano * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax

Nigel's Theme (This One Goes To Eleven) - Mike Prigodich: piano, keyboards * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * John Nastos: sax * Brandon Woody: guitar * Rafael Trujillo: percussion

Stevieland - Mike Prigodich: piano * Damian Erskine: bass * Reinhardt Melz: drums * Patrick Lamb: sax * Paul Mazzio: trumpet * Brandon Woody: guitar * Rafael Trujillo: percussion

Digital booklet available here: http://www.mikeprigodich.com/store/StitchInTimeBooklet.pdf


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Scott Gross

Incredible Debut Album
There are many people out there with extraordinary skills who play music that, for any number of reasons, never do anything with it. Mike Prigodich was one of those people... That is until life threw him a curve ball called cancer.
Mike’s father first tried to introduce him to the piano at a young age but it was too soon and he didn’t take to it. Mike then tried again on his own in Middle School and took off from there. Inspired by Lance Armstrong since his diagnoses in 2008, this husband, father and self taught student of jazz fusion decided that if it was possible his life could be cut short, there was no reason not to finally take his shot and record his debut album.
Armed with his lifetime of music, Mike then set out to connect with the hottest players in the Portland area and play live. As he developed and expanded his sound, Mike learned it would take at least $10,000.00 to record the album in the way to do it justice. In June of 2010 he turned to Kickstarter.com as a way to raise the money. After a good measure of social networking, Mike had 111 “backers” and met his goal in a little over two months.
Following long recording sessions, fixing and mixing the material, A STITCH IN TIME was finally released in May of 2011. It is a tour de force that would certainly get the respect of Progodich’s muse Chick Corea. In the tradition of The Yellowjackets, The Brecker Brothers, Hiromi and others, the 11 tracks on A STITCH IN TIME cover a vast fusion landscape of complex proportions that’ll have you wondering how an artist like Mike Prigodich could ever consider sitting on the sidelines.
The album kicks off with “Chaos Theory” a seven minute plus steamroller that starts out smooth enough until the heat gets turned up. The intricate phrasings are a joy as the band is so tightly wound. “Spanish Swordfight” is another fantastic track that features awesome fretwork from bassist Damian Eskrine. “A Measure Of Luck” has a Steely Dan-ish feel where Prigodich’s keys take flight along with Paul Mazzio’s flugelhorn and John Nastos’ sax. Other incredible tracks are “The Wizard Of Odd”, written in 15/4 specifically for drummer extraordinare Reinhardt Melz, “Stevieland” Mike’s tribute to Stevie Wonder featuring Patrick Lamb’s gorgeous sax lines and “Nigel’s Theme” with it’s outlandish 11/8 time signature.
In addition to Mike’s superior piano ability, he has surrounded himself with superior musicians starting with the top notch rhythm section of Damian Erskine (bass) & Reinhardt Melz (drums) along with the outstanding players John Nastos & Patrick Lamb (saxes), Brandon Woody (guitar), Rafael Trujillo (percussion), Paul Mazzio (trumpet), Tim Jensen (flute) & Toshi Onizuka (palmas). All the songs were composed by Mike Progodich and arranged by Prigodich & Reinhardt Melz. Produced by David Mathew, the entire project is an incredibly satisfying ride.

G West

Great Songs
Great writing, exceptional musicianship and a very well recorded album.

Jasper

A Stitch in Time
An album to be found in any contemporary jazz/fusion music lover's treasure chest. Fluent bass lines of Damien's, killer drums by Reinhardt, melodious sax and guitar on Mike's writing and playing - Great Combo!

Ezra Weiss

Great CD!
This CD is beautiful! The musicianship is incredible! I highly recommend it!

John C

BURNIN'!!
This CD BURNS! Beautiful, inventive and imaginative compositions of the highest caliber with adventure at every turn from Mike Prigodich, and top notch performances crafted by a group that obviously has found excellent chemistry together. DON'T miss this one!