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The Reese Project

TRP plays lively jazz, blues, funk & classical music. Mesmerising to watch, this unique quartet combines flute, cello, guitar & drums. Gorgeous compositions weave elements from around the world into up-tempo, high energy jazz and haunting sounds that flow from calypso to waltz feels. This very polished jazz quartet has evolved to become one of the most unique quartets in the world. Recently signed to "In the Groove Records," TRP's new CD, "This Just In," is available through Allegro Corporation.
The Reese Project (TRP), a compelling, mesmerizing quartet of masterful musicians, performs real jazz, including standards & their own originals. They have created a new jazz sound: "East Coast Cool." They're appealing to see & hear (listen for Tom's trademark "Yeah!") and have played to sold out venues & multiple standing ovations. The unique instrumentation of the group & their "outside of the box" approach has critics raving with their fresh approach to traditional jazz. A "must see," The Reese Project will leave you wanting more & more "East Coast Cool."
Tom Reese (flute), writes most of the band's material. In performance, his highly-charged, soaring flute lines carve new sounds out of traditional forms. Laurie Haines Reese (cello), adds a unique flavor to the band with the electric cello. Her shredding sound and acoustic bass lines compliment the creative edge in the original works as well as the standards. Bobby Brewer (guitar), sends the band stomping & growling into the aether. Aaron Walker (drums), captures the motion in the rhythms and drives the sound.
With a nod to past masters, the original jazz created within this group of musicians steps in a new direction, while staying squarely within the boundaries of real jazz. It's definitely music for fresh ears. Performing jazz standards, funk, blues & originals, The Reese Project includes something for everyone -- from Bach to the Beatles. They have played to packed houses throughout the US & Canada (even in a major snow storm!).
Their influences include Miles, Coltrane, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor, Yo Yo Ma, Modeski Martin & Wood, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, David Grisman, Stephane Grapelli, Turtle Island & Kronos String Quartets, and classic rock bands.
"This Just In," The Reese Project's 2008 CD on "In the Groove" records, is available internationally through Allegro Corporation (www.allegro-music.com). Produced by Grammy award winning Jack Kreisberg, this CD is their best yet. New compositions by Tom Reese, Bobby Brewer & Aaron Walker nestle between standards and the sounds of unusual instrumentation.

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"...music that rocks, pops and plays it cool." Guitar World "...easy on the ears yet brimming with technical prowess and harmonic richness." Ted Drozdowski, Jazziz "...diverse and listenable, but very deep with a lot of really unpredictable twists." Boston Phoenix
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Band / orchestra

Clinic/Workshop Information

We have several options for clinics. We will work with your students in a school setting for one hour, up to a week or more, on improvisation on all instruments. We work with several blues formats, modal playing, and introduce improvising over chord changes. All clinics are geared to the level of the students, from beginning to advanced.

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