Reed, Eric

Savant, 2012CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 18.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: There have been many recordings of Thelonius Monk’s music but this one is different. Pianist Eric Reed adds an element of funk to his arrangements. This is not only fresh; it is cool! Etienne Charles (t), Seamus Blake (sax), Matt Clohesy (b), and Henry Cole (d) join Eric to make The Baddest Monk a journey worth visiting. Among the best are “Round Midnight” featuring vocals by José James; the brassy “Bright Mississippi” with excellent work by Cole, and “Rhythm-A-Ning”.


Publicist: Jazz Depot