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Eric Reed, Something Beautiful

Eric Reed -][- Something Beautiful -(MP3)- [Wj3 Records, 2011]

Eric Reed, who was named in the “Rising Star, Piano category in this year’s Downbeat magazine’s 59th Annual International Critics Poll, will release Something Beautiful on WJ3 Records on October 18. This collection marks Reed’s 20th CD as a leader- a milestone for a musician of Reed’s young age.

“It’s nice to be able to listen to 20 projects and hear the same person on each recording, but with steady growth, says Reed. “Each is an aural documentation to remind me of tender moments or daunting challenges that took place around the time of each session. It sounds like a cliché, but my favorite recording is always my most recent.

On October 25 at 7pm, Reed will play solo piano selections from Something Beautiful at a listening event at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame located at Broadway at 60th Street; New York, NY. The event is free and seating is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6pm.

Something Beautiful exemplifies Reed’s extraordinary songwriting and ability to deftly re-imagine some of the most remarkable tunes in the jazz, gospel and pop idioms. “This project contains songs from a longer list of songs I wanted to record, says Reed. “Regardless of the genre, if the melody grabbed me, I made note of it.

Reed, one of today’s most innovative jazz pianists, is joined by bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Rodney Green who serve as the ideal match for Reed’s intense and urging style. Their playing, Reed says, fuels his own energy on the recording.

..:: SOURCE: Ericreed.net ::..