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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: Stories and Negotiations

Read "Stories and Negotiations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'idea è di quelle intriganti. Allestire una band -People, Places & Things, gran bel nome- con la quale recuperare e far riemergere dall'oblio la scena jazz della Chicago anni 1954-1960. Scena in lento ma inesorabile movimento, dominata ancora dall'infuocato hard bop ma con all'orizzonte i primi segnali delle trasformazioni che porteranno all'avvento dell'AACM. Per far ciò il compositore/batterista Mike ...

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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: Stories And Negotiations

Read "Stories And Negotiations" reviewed by Martin Longley

This third album by Mike Reed's People, Places & Things (PP&T) takes its position as the most direct manifestation of the combo's agreed purpose. The Chicago drummer has begun a journey of rediscovery, or even introduction, to the old jazz sounds of that city's late '50s period. Reed's concept is not to reproduce, but to respond ...

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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: Stories and Negotiations

Read "Stories and Negotiations" reviewed by Troy Collins

Stories and Negotiations is the final chapter in Chicago-based drummer Mike Reed's People, Places & Things trilogy. Debuting with 2008's Proliferation (482 Music), Reed founded this piano-less quartet to investigate an often overlooked period of Chicago's jazz history--the mid-1950s to early 1960s--when the city's after-hours jam session culture flirted with avant-garde collectivism, eventually giving birth to ...