San Diego drummer/composer Nathan Hubbard spent 16 months in the metro-Phoenix area, during which time he formed the group The Scorpion Decides. Since his move back to San Diego, the group has continued to perform in both Arizona and California, with recent performances in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Oakland. The Scorpion Decides performs original music that melds breakbeat rhythmic concept with free jazz syntax into a unified whole. The group has released a live recording entitled The Desert Will Prevail showcasing their quick footed interaction and unique sound language, as well as a collaborative recording with San Diego based group Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed entitled New Encinitas.
“Recorded live at downtown bar the Lost Leaf, The Desert Will Prevail [Vol.1], by propulsive, jittery jazz fusion of quartet The Scorpion Decides, is relentless….It’s a remarkable slice of jazz/funk…”
Jason P. Woodbury/Phoenix New Times
“Nathan Hubbard is single-handedly making sure that Phoenix stays on the modern musical map.” – Connor Descheemaker/Downtown Devil
The Scorpion Decides
Branson Nejame – fender rhodes/electronics, synth Jerome Salazar – electric bass/electronics Nathan Hubbard – drumkit, compositions