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Leader: Michael Bates

Years Active: 2011-2014


  • Michael Bates: bass, compositions
  • Russ Johnson: trumpet
  • Chris Speed: alto saxophone
  • Russ Lossing: piano
  • Tom Rainey: drums


Live Performances:

Date Venue Media
Jan 18[1] Cornelia Street Café  
May 5[2] Cornelia Street Café  
Dec 10[3] I-Beam  
Nov 12[4] Cornelia Street Café  
Apr 14[5] Cornelia Street Café  
Feb 10 I-Beam  

[1] Dan Weiss replaced Tom Rainey on drums.

[2] Greg Tardy replaced Chris Speed on alto saxophone; Michael Sarin replaced Tom Rainey on drums.

[3] Jeff Davis replaced Tom Rainey on drums; included special guest Samuel Blaser on trombone.

[4] Record release: Acrobat: Music for, and by, Dmitri Shostakovich.

[5] On this date and for the 10 February 2011 performance, billed as “Michael Bates’ October Quintet.”

Cisco BradleyAcrobat

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