Press

electronic press kits

press releases

radio highlights

  • WXRT Jazz Transfusion  — “Best of 2012” Playlist on CBS Radio WXRT (93 XRT) Jazz Transfusion show in Chicago hosted by Barry Winograd.
    • The Wizard of Odd by Mike Prigodich (“A Stitch In Time”)

what people are saying

  • “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)
  • “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. Kudos Mr. P!” — David Goldblatt (Tribal Tech)
  • “Sounds killing, man! I love your music.” — Mike Pope (Chick Corea, Al Di Meola)
  • “This is band is top shelf; they were super tight and super exciting.” — George Colligan (Jack DeJohnette, Lenny White)
  • “You guys are truly an amazing group of musicians! I’d highly recommend to anyone interested in hearing some incredible jazz to check you out. You won’t be disappointed! Hope to see you again and soon!” — Steve Hall (mastering engineer @ Future Disc)
  • “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)
  • “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)

cd reviews

  • All About Jazz  — “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.”
  • Audiophile Audition — “What do Chick Corea and Spinal Tap have in common? That would be Portland keyboardist Mike Prigodich.”
  • No Treble — ‎”The album’s intriguing melodies, odd time signatures, and ear-bending harmonies make it a stand-out album in the world of fusion.”
  • The Virginian-Pilot — “11 musically adventurous/challenging tracks that are, at times, mind-boggling in their intensity.”
  • Inside MusiCast Album Of The Day on Monday, June 13, 2011 — “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.”
  • All About Jazz — “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.”
  • Sea Of Tranquility — “Prigodich infuses every second of his debut album [with] style, grace, and wonderful musicality. [His] affirmation for life comes through with every note, and the album feels like a celebration of music.”
  • The Urban Flux — “This is what great music and musicianship is all about.”
  • Jazz & Blues Report (Sept. 2011 issue 337 page 16)
  • Smooth-jazz.de (from Germany)
  • Bass Guitar Magazine UK (Sept. 2011 issue 70 page 64)
  • Oregon Music News 
  • SaxShed.com 
  • Midwest Record 
  • Birmingham Times 
  • Tokafi (also appears in Skope with grade ‘A’).
  • Something Else! 
  • The Jazz Breakfast
  • JazzNYT (in Danish)
  • Tom Hull

concert reviews

  • JazzTimes — “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.”
  • Jazz Truth George Colligan’s blog post about the Portland Jazz Scene (part 2).
  • Jazz Truth George Colligan’s blog post about the Portland Jazz Scene (part 1).

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