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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: About Us

Read "About Us" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Mike Reed's People, Places & Things was conceived as a band dedicated to reviving and expanding on aspects of the Chicago jazz scene of the late 1950s, bringing a fresh approach and contemporary ideas to the music of that era. About Us continues in that vein, but as the title states, its focus is more on ...

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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: About Us

Read "About Us" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il batterista chicagoano Mike Reed è uno dei nomi emergenti dell'attuale jazz statunitense. Invitato all'ultimo festival di Sant'Anna Arresi, dove ha suscitato una favorevole impressione, il 3 maggio 2010 sarà ospite della rassegna padovana “Ostinati". Tuttavia questo suo CD, registrato in studio fra febbraio e marzo 2009, in parte delude le aspettative, perché la musica non sempre prende il ...

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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: About Us

Read "About Us" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The saying might go something like, “Those ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it." For composer/bandleader Mike Reed, his knowledge of jazz history allows him the freedom to cherish and exalt the past.

Reed's prior disc, Proliferation (482 Music, 2008), revitalized Chicago jazz music from 1954-1960, covering tracks by under-appreciated artist Wilbur Campbell, ...

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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: About Us

Read "About Us" reviewed by Troy Collins

Chicago-based drummer Mike Reed's debut of his People, Places & Things Ensemble, Proliferation (482 Music, 2008), was dedicated to the under-recognized people, places, and things from late 1950s Chicago that he found inspiring. About Us continues this concept, eschewing the previous session's focus on under-sung cover tunes in favor of original compositions written by Reed and ...

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Antonello Monni - Davide Scagno: About Us

Read "About Us" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Musicisti non molto noti al grande pubblico ma di notevole esperienza, il quarantenne pianista Davide Scagno e il quarantaquattrenne sassofonista Antonello Monni traducono su CD l'esperienza del duo che hanno fondato per eseguire musiche di loro composizione. La formazione piano-ance ha lunga ed autorevole tradizione, dietro la quale i due non si nascondono, mettendo in scena composizioni tutt'altro che semplici, ...