Eric Reed

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Savant CD 2042
Eric Reed
From My Heart

Ever since Eric Reed started popping up in Wynton Marsalis's small groups in the late 1980's and eventually replaced Marcus Roberts at the piano in the early 1990s, he has impressed listeners with his style and sense of musical self-direction. Ken Franckling has dubbed Eric Reed, "one of the most inventive, exciting - and promising - young players on the scene today," and his Savant debut provides ample justification for Franckling's enthusiasm. The trio setting has brought out the best in pianists from Jelly Roll to John Hicks and Eric's comrades Dwayne Burno and Cecil Brooks III at once support, stimulate and draw inspiration from the pianist/leader. Rarely has a program been as carefully planned as the wonderful selections on this session - Monk, Miles, McCartney are represented along with the Duke, Frederic Chopin and Gordon Jenkins' hauntingly beautiful ballad, "Goodbye." Without a doubt, this is one of the tastiest piano discs you'll hear in 2002.

Eric Reed- piano; Dwayne Burno - bass; Cecil Brooks III - drums

Tracks: Yesterday; Goodbye; I Should Care; Prelude in E Minor; I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good; How Deep Is the Ocean; I'll Never Stop Loving You; Flamenco Sketches; 'Round Midnight; I Fall in Love Too Easily.

 Prelude In E Minor

 Flamenco Sketches

 'Round Midnight

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