Bassist Mike Claiborne’s latest EP titled 15/16 features five digital singles from 2015 and 2016 remixed and remastered for CD release.
The newly released EP titled 15/16 provides a twenty-minute journey through some of the various sub-genres of jazz. The set of five songs take us on a jazz excursion through fusion, bossa nova, soul-jazz, bebop, and piano trio with all instrumentation provided by Mike himself.
The bassist’s sophomore CD as an artist showcases a different sub-genre of jazz with each of the five songs on the disc. Each song is represented by a photo on the cover which served as the original singles’ respective artwork.
Mike performed or programmed all the instrumentation on 15/16 which includes four, five, and six-string bass, fretless bass, guitar and keyboards.
The CD is available through MikeClaiborne.com. 15/16 is distributed through CD Baby with downloads and streaming available through all the major platforms.
In addition to composing and recording original music, Mike Claiborne keeps a busy calendar as a freelance bassist in his hometown of Nashville where his versatility as a musician places him in a variety of live performance and recording environments. "Mike's solid pocket, tone, and great reading skills make him a valuable asset to any gig!" -Denny Jiosa (Grammy Winning Engineer, Recording Artist)
The Music City native has also performed with many of country music’s most acclaimed artists with appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and several international tours.
Having received a formal education in Electronic Engineering, Mike has also pursued a secondary music related career in the pro-audio industry and as an entrepreneur.
2017 finds Mike Claiborne continuing to front the Mike Claiborne Band, giving others the best low-end support he has to offer and planning his next release!
"When it's funky and when it's groovin' in a pocket a mile deep, it's probably Mike Claiborne driving the train." – Tom Hemby (Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill)