The New York based story-telling songwriter, producer, and sonic alchemist Mike Casey, is a multi-talented force whose soul stirring saxophone sound and creative use of phrasing reaches out with love and embraces your musical desires, one note at a time.
A longtime Bernie Sanders fan, Mike originally composed Feel The Bern in early 2017, as an homage to Sanders’ unrelenting progressive spirit. The composition was first debuted at BRIC Jazz Fest in NYC in fall 2017, one of the top jazz festivals in the world. Written in rare 15/8 funk time, the chopping off the 8th note of a 4/4 measure – or “anticipating” the downbeat of 1 – was a deliberate compositional choice, an ode to Bernie’s progressive outlook.
The track was recorded in Brooklyn NYC during July 2018 with his longtime trio (Matt Dwonszyk, Corey Garcia), right before leaving to Spain for a yearlong master’s in Contemporary Performance/Music Production with Berklee’s Valencia campus.
“Feel The Bern” by Mike Casey is out now and you can stream/buy it here
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