Mike Gordon – OGOGO [New Vinyl]
Artist: Mike Gordon
Release Date: 2017
Record Label: Ato Records
Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release from Phish bassist Mike Gordon. Produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett, Ogogo was recorded earlier this year in Boston and LA, and features Mike’s regular touring band: Scott Murawski (guitar/vocals), Robert Walter (keyboards), John Morgan Kimock (drums), and Craig Myers (percussion). Ogogo is Gordon’s fifth solo album following 2014’s Overstep, 2010’s Moss, 2008’s The Green Sparrow and 2003’s Inside In. In addition to bass, Gordon is an accomplished banjo player, and is proficient at piano and guitar. He is also a filmmaker (Rising Low, Outside Out) and author (Mike’s Corner). Musically, Gordon’s influence is the most obvious in Phish’s many different renditions of various bluegrass, calypso, and even traditional Jewish songs. He also contributed by singing, as well as writing off-beat lyrics to amusing but thought-provoking songs.