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Mike Reed's Loose Assembly: Last Year's Ghost

Read "Last Year's Ghost" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Drummer Mike Reed returns with a Last Year's Ghost, this time featuring his band, Loose Assembly. The quintet, in existence for three years, has made a mark on the Chicago jazz scene. This is not surprising knowing what Reed has done and what he is capable of. His recordings, The Treehouse Project (482 Music, 1999) and ...

Mike Reed: Last Year's Ghost

Read "Last Year's Ghost" reviewed by Nic Jones

482 Music was responsible for one of 2006's most iconoclastic releases, in the form of Intents & Purposes by Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack. This debut by drummer/composer Mike Reed and his group is not on the same level in terms of the way in which it fundamentally breaks with a lot of what has already gone down ...

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Mike Reed's Loose Assembly: Last Year's Ghost

Read "Last Year's Ghost" reviewed by Troy Collins

Drummer Mike Reed's previous album, In the Context Of (482 Music, 2006), showcased his gifts as an improviser in a series of spontaneous duets with his fellow Chicagoans. Last Year's Ghost provides more evidence of his talents, demonstrating his arranging and composing skills as well as his continuing development as a brilliant percussionist on the rise.