Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Eric Reed: The Baddest Monk

"The pianist Eric Reed brings an assertive intellect to his own music, and as an interpreter he seems to consider the weight of every gesture. ... [On] 'The Baddest Monk' (Savant), an exuberant new album, he reconfigures themes by Thelonious Monk with a combo consisting of the trumpeter Etienne Charles, the saxophonist Seamus Blake, the bassist Matt Clohesy and the drummer Henry Cole" (Nate Chinen, "Jazz Listings," New York Times, 5/24/12).

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