28th 2010
The Jazz Session #138: Mike Reed

Posted under Drummers & Podcast

Drummer Mike Reed is a mainstay on the Chicago music scene, both as a performer and a presenter. Reed and his band People, Places & Things have a new album called About Us (482 Music, 2009). It’s part of a trilogy showcasing the past, present and future of the Chicago scene. In this interview, Reed talks about the sometimes overlooked cultural contributions of the “third coast;” why he decided to record this trilogy; and how he went about finding the compositions and musicians he’s featuring in his current work. Learn more at mikereedmusic.com.

You’ll find even more hard bop from Chicago on this week’s Night Lights from WFIU: “Chicago Calling: Unsung Heroes of the City’s Hardbop Scene.”

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2 Responses to “The Jazz Session #138: Mike Reed”

  1. Chicago Calling: Unsung Heroes of the City’s Hardbop Scene | Night Lights Classic Jazz - WFIU Public Radio on 01 Feb 2010 at 12:15 pm #

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