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Barbara Reed: Mystery and Music

Read "Barbara Reed: Mystery and Music" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Pianist, composer and author, jny: Los Angeles-based Barbara Reed is not only a triple artistic threat, but, she has combined all of those abundant skills in a way that is literally novel. Originally from suburban jny: Chicago and having studied at Berklee, Reed has developed a long, celebrated performing career in L.A. Her debut album as leader, This Was Meant to Be (Rare Sound, 1985) received outstanding reviews. A published author who favors musical titles (High Notes Are ...

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Barbara Reed: On Stage

Read "On Stage" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Musicians who are also authors tend to be relatively common -it's those Muse juices, you know. Mary Higgins Clark would title her books with the names of well-known popular songs. Popster parrotter Jimmy Buffett and even Madonna have penned. Barbara Reed, however, does it all: she's an outstanding vocalist/pianist/composer/lyricist--and a celebrated author whose work on all embraces song. The LA-based Reed has been a fixture on the So Cal music scene for years. She's a solid, musically-grounded ...


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