REED ERIC, SCOTT. (P) reed-eric

Philadelphia, Pensylavania. 21/6/1970.

Ha iniziato a prendere lezioni di pianoforte all’età di due anni dal padre pastore di una chiesa battista. Nel 1981 con la famiglia si è trasferito a Los Angeles dove ha frequentato le scuole superiori e nella stesso tempo ha iniziato a suonare con Clora Bryant, John Clayton, Art Hillery, Bennie Maupin, Teddy Edwards, George Bohanon, Eral Palmer e nell’orchestra di Gerald Wilson. Ma la sua fama è legata alla collaborazione avuta con Wynton Marsalis prima dal 1992 al 1995 nel suo sestetto dove ha preso il posto di Marcus Miller, e poi nella Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra dal 1996 al 1998. Ha collaborato anche con Freddie Hubbard e Joe Henderson, ha accompagnato Vanessa Rubin a New York nel 1998 in un tributo a Billy Higgins. Pianista emergente del jazz statunitense molto attivo anche alla testa di suoi gruppi. In linea con il suo leader, Marsalis, egli è un buon conoscitore della storia e della evoluzione della musica afro-americana. Pianista che però non segue con rigore le regole, dallo stile solido e con una ottima carica di swing, nel quale si risente la lezione di Red Graland e di Ahmad Jamal, lontano dalla mera imitazione. Pianista che sembra in possesso nella stessa quantità di originalità, freschezza compositiva, ma soprattutto memoria storica, senza imitazioni pedisseque. John Lewis ha avuto per lui parole di grande elogio.


Soldier’s Hymn.Soldier’s Hymn.

Eric Redd (p) Dwayne Burno (b) Gregory Hutchinon (dr)

Soldier’s Hymn / The Greatest Thing In All MyLife / Soft Winds/ Things Hoped For / Coup De Cone / Walk With Me / Bee’s Knee / Miss Inferno / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Sweet Lorraine – Mood Indigo / Soldier’s Hymn (Take 2)

(Candid 79511)

New York, 7 Novembre 1990.

It’s All Right To Swing.It’s All Right To Swing.

E.Dankworth (tp) Patrick Wessel Handerson III (sa) Erid Redd (p) Rodeny Withaker (b) Gregory Hutchinson (dr) Carolyn Johnson White (vc)

Wade In The Water / In A Lonely Place / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Boo-Boo Strikes Again / Undecided / Blues For Akmad / Third Degree / He Cares / Pineus Coneus / Come Sunday.

(MO-Jazz 530 255)

Hollywood, 5-6 Aprile 1993.

The Swing And I.The Swing And I.

Eric Redd (p) Rodeny Withaker (b) Ben Wolfe (b) Gregory Hutchinson (dr) Eddie Bailey (vc) Denise Morgan, Beverly Taylor, Susan Morgan Williams (vc-back)

Swing And I / Gemini Suite: First Man: Scotty / Gemini Suite: Second Man: Frank Marshall / Gemini Suite: Fourth Man: Holden Caulfield / Felix The Cat / Ahmad’s Blues / Kaboose / Frenzia / A Spoonful Of Sugar / Listen Here / Uncle Lucius’ Interlude / Old Flame / Healing Hand / Evergreen / Big Dogs / Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord / Acknowledgement / Praise, n.1.

(Motown 530468) California, 9-11 Agosto 1994.


Nicholas Payton (tp) Wycliffe Gordon (tb) Wessel Anderson (sa) Eric Redd (p) Ben Wolfe, Ron Carter (b) Karrien Riggins, Gregory Hutchinson (dr)

Black As In Buhaina / Longhair; S Rumba / Cosa Nostra / Frog’s Legs / Scandal I / Pete And Repeat / A Love Divine / Baby Sis / Scandal II / Shug / Upper Wess Side / Scandal III / No Sadness, No Pain / Blues To Come.

(Impulse 196)

New York, 10 Marzo e 19 Aprile 1996.

Pure Imagination.Pure Imagination.

Eric Redd (p) Reginald Veal (b) Gregory Hutchinson (dr)

Overture / Maria / Hello Young Lovers / Pure Imagination / 42 nd Street / Send In The Clowns / My Man’s Gone Now – Gone, Gone, Gone / Nice Work If You Can Get It / You’ll Never Walk Alone / I Got Rhythm / Finale (Last Trip)

(Impulse 244)

28-29 Luglio 1997.

Manhattan Melodies.Manhattan Melodies.

Eric Redd (p) Reginald Veal (b) Gregory Hutchinson (dr) Dianne Reeves (vc)

The 59 th Street Bridge Song / Manhattan Melodies / Harlemania ; Drop Me Off In Harlem – Harlem Nocturne – Take The A Train / New York City Blues / Letter To Betty Carter / Blues Five Spot / Puttin’On The Ritz / Englishman In New York / NYC Medley: Autumn In New York – Skating In Central Park – Central Park Wes / Theme From New York, New York.

(GRP 294)

15-16 Dicembre 1998.


Wycliffe Gordon (tb) Wessel Anderson (sa) Walter Blanding (cl) Eric Redd (p) Renato Thoms (perc)

Happines / Three Dances: Island Grind – Latin Bump – Boogie / Say You Care / Suite Sisters: Fine & Brown / Suite Sisters: Crazy Red / Suite Sisters: Black Beauty / Mood Indigo / Romantic Rag / Devil In A Dress / Someone Else’s Love.

(Nagel Eyer Rec.2010)

New York, 20-21 Dicembre 2000.


Marcus Printup (tp) Walter Blanding (st) Eric Redd (p) ROdeny Withaker (b) Rodney Green (dr)

Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That / Bouncin’With Boo Boo / E-Bop / Little Girls / Grew-vy / Ornate / La Berthe / Perugian Rain / Roller Coaster / Evidence – Think of one.

(Savant 2051)

New York, 15-16 Ottobre 2000.


Wycliffde Gordon (tb-vc) Eric Redd (p)

The Lord’s Prayer / Paris Blues / This Rhythm Of My Mind / Embraceable You / Cherokee / Precious Lord Take My hand / Lament / Toast My Bread / He Looked Beyond My Fault (Danny Boy) / He Cares.

(Negel Heyer 2023)

New York, 29-10-2001.

Mercy And Grace.Mercy And Grace.

Eric Reed (p)

Jesus Loves Me / Down By The Riverside / I Love You Lord / I Know It Was The Blood / Near The Cross – Revive Us Again – There Is The Power In The Blood / Come Thou Almighty King / Gotta Travel On / Mercy And Grace / Pass Me Not, O gentle Savior / Come Sunday / Wade In The Water / Just As I Am – Have Thine Own Way – Trust And Obey – Near The Cross – What A Friend We have In Jesus / Amen.

(Nagel Heyer 2030) New York, 29-10-2001.

From My Heart.From My heart.

Eric Redd (p) Dwayne Burno (b) Cecil Brooks III (dr)

Yesterday / Goodbye / I Should Care / Prelude In E Minor / I Got It Bad / How Deep Is The Ocean / I’ll Never Stop Loving You / Flamenco Sketches / ‘Round Midnight / I Fall In Love To Easly.

(Savant 2042)

Paramus, N.J., 16-7-2002.


Merry Magic.Merry Magic.

Eric Reed (p) Barak Mori (b) Steve Nelson (vib) Rodeny Green (dr) Paula West, Erin Bode (vc)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Winter Wonderland / Angels In The Snow / Santa Baby / Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming / The Christmas Song / Little Drummer Boy / Oh Come, All Ye Faithful / I Wonder As I Wander / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve / Christmas Blues / After The Holidays.

(MAXJAZZ 302) 23-24 Aprile 2003.

Cleopatras DreamCleopatras Dream

Eric Redd (p) Ron Carter, Al Foster (dr)

Django / Teddy’s Tune / Tea For Two / Lush Life / Effendi / Walotz For Debby / ‘Round MIdbight / Scandal / I Love You Porgy / Cleopatra’s Dream / Prelude To A Kiss / Sorcerer.

(Pony Canion Rec.30221)



Impressive And Romantic.Impressive Romantic.

Eric Reed (p) Ron Carter (b) Al Foster (dr)

Out Of The Past / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / I Want TO Be Happy / Can’t Help Singing / Miles Ahead / Johnny Guitar / Loose Bloose / So In Love / Blues In The Night / Blah Blah Blah / It’s Easy To Remember.

(M&I Company 30281)

New York, 22 Dicembre 2003.



Eric Reed (p) Rodney Witaker (b) Willie Jones III (dr)

Stablemates / Kokomo / I C.H.N. (For Herbie Nichols) / Hymn / Why / 26-2 / Wish (For MY Father) / It’s Easy To Remember / I Got Nothin’ / Is That…? / Ornate.


New York, 3-4 Luglio 2005.



Eric Reed (p) Wycliffe Gordon (tb)

Five Spot After Dark / MY Ship / Overjoyed / Sometims I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Lift Every Voice And Sing – Total Praise / Monk’s Mood – Think Of One / Have Thine Own Way, Lord / Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans / Nancy / They / The Feeling Of Jazz.

(W.Gordon&E.Redd 31006)

29-8 e 27-11-2006.


Eric Reed (p) Rodney Witaker (b) Willie Jones III (dr)

Stand / Pursuit Of Pace / Prayer / Git’Cha Shout On / Gratitude / You Are There / New Morning / Adoraçao / Like A Tief In The Night / A Love Divine / Everything That Has Breath.

(WJ3 Rec.1007)



The Dancing Monk.The Dancing Monk.

Eric Reed (p) Ben Wolfe (b) McClenty Hunter (dr)

Ask Me Now / Eronel / Reflections / Light Blue / Ruby, My Dear / Pannonica / Ugly Beauty / The Dancing Monk / ‘Round Midnight / Blue Monk.

(Savant Rec.2108)




Eric Reed (p) Seamus Blake (sax) Ben Williams (b) Gregory Hutchinson (dr)

Powerful Paul Robeson [7:59] / Until the Last Cat Has Swung [5:41] / Manhattan Melodies [6:56] / The Gentle Giant [3:43] / Ornate [3:45] / The Shade Of The Cedar Tree [8:35] / Bopward [5:33] / Una Mujer Elegante [7:04] / Groove Wise (Intro) [3:26] / Groove Wise [6:13]

(Smoke Sessions SSR 1410)

Smoke Jazz Club, New York, 6-7 Settembre 2013.

The Adventurous Monk.eric-reed-the-adventurous-monk

Eric Reed (p) Seamus Blake (st) Ben Williams (b) Gregory Hutchinson (dr)

Thelonious [3:26] / Work [6:37] / Reflections [3:39] / Evidence [5:05] / ‘Round Midnight [4:07] / Nutty [4:47] / Gallop’s Gallop [4:21] / Pannonica [4:35] / Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear) [4:07] / Ba-Lues Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are [5:12]

(Savant ‎SCD 2132)

New York, 10 Settembre 2013.

Partecipazioni come Sideman:
Rickey Woodard – Night Mist (Fresh Sound) 1991.
Marlon Jordan – The Undaunted (Columbia) 1992.
Wynton Marsalis – Citi Movement (Columbia) 1992.
Wynton Marsalis – In This House, On This Morning (Columbia) 1993.
Robert Stewart – Judgement (World Stage) 1993.
Wessell Anderson – Warmdaddy In The Garden Of Swing (Atlantic) 1994.
Wynton Marsalis – Joe Cool’s Blues (Columbia) 1994.
Marcus Printup – Song For The Beautiful Woman (Blue Note) 1994.
Marcus Printup – Bob Belden’s Shades Of Blue (Blue Note) 1994.
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Jump Start And Jazz (Columbia) 1995.
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Blood On The Fields (Columbia) 1995.
West Coast Jazz Summit (Mons) 1995.
Phil Ranelin – A Close Encounter Of The Very Best Kind (LifeForce) 1995.
Victor Goines – Joe’s Blues (Rosemary Joseph) 1997.
Ben Wolfe – 13 Sketches (Mons) 1996.
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Sweet Release And Ghost Story (Sony) 1998.
Ditlef Eckhoff – Impressions Of Antibes (Gemini) 1997.
Wynton Marsalis – The Midnight Blues (Columbia) 1997.
Andy Farber – Double A (After 9) 1998.
Joe Temperley – Double Duke (Naxos Jazz) 1998.
Rodney Whitaker – Ballads And Blues (Criss Cross) 1998.
Wycliffe Gordon – Slidin’ Home (Nagel Heyer) 1998.
Arkadia Jazz All-Stars – Thank You, Joe (Arkadia) 1999.
The Nagel-Heyer Allstars – Uptown Lowtown (Nagel Heyer) 1999.
Wycliffe Gordon – The Search (Nagel Heyer) 1999.
T.K. Blue – Eyes Of The Elders (Arkadia) 2000.
Wycliffe Gordon – The Gospel Truth (CRiss Cross) 2000.
Mary Stallings – Live At The Village Vanguard (MaxJazz) 2000.
Allan Harris – Love Came (Love) 2001.
Wycliffe Gordon – We (Nagel Heyer) 2001.
Donald Harrison – Real Life Stories (Nagel Heyer) 2001.
Joe Chambers – Urban Groove (Eighty-Eight’s) 2002.
Tamm E.Hunt Live At Birdland (New Jazz Audience) 2002.
Rodney Whitaker – Winter Moon (Sirocco) 2002.
Wycliffe Gordon – In The Cross (Criss Cross) 2004.
Eric Comstock – No One Knows (Harbinger) 2004.
Sherman Irby – Black Warrior (Black Warrior) 2005.chiusura


Dunleith, Mississippi. 6/9/1925. – Oakland, California. 29/8/1976.

Originario del Delta, è stato l’artista di spicco della Vee Jay un marchio discografico di Chicago gestito dai neri. Dal canto pigro, semplice, rustico, molto accattivante. Ha imparato a dieci anni a suonare la chitarra e l’armonica e nel 1943 si è trasferito a Chicago, qui ha lavorato in un’acciaieria ed ha iniziato a frequentare l’ambiente del blues. Comincia a lavorare con Eddie Taylor, poi con Blind John Davis e Kansas City Red. Il suo primo successo discografico è stato ”You don’t have to go” seguito da moltissime altre incisioni hits. Cantante secondo solo a Muddy Waters. Ha fatto moltissime esibizioni nei teatri più famosi. Negli anni’60 ha avuto un declino dovuto soprattutto all’alcoolismo, oltre che all’epilessia. Ha continuato ad esibirsi anche in Europa senza però avere i risultati ed il successo di un tempo.


Found Love.jimmy-reed-found-love

Henry Gray (p) Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Lee Baker, Lefty Bates, W.C.Dalton, Eddie Taylor (g) Willie Dixon, Marcus Johnson, Milton Rector, Philip Upchurch (b) Earl Philips (dr)

Baby, What You Want Me To Do / Found Love / Meet Me / I Was So Wrong / Going By The River, Pt.2 / Big Boss Man / Hush Hush / Where Can You Be / I’m Nervous / Going Be The River, Pt.1 / I Ain’t Got You / Come Love.

(Collectables 7110)


I’m Jimmy Reed.jimmy-reed-im-jimmy-reed

Henry Gray (p) Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Remo BIondi, John Brin, Eddie Taylor (g) Milton Rctor (b) Morris Wilkerson, Earl Philips (dr)

Honest I Do / GO On To School / MY First Plea / Boogie In The Dark / You Got My Crying / Ain’t That Lovin’You Baby / You Got My Dizzy / Little Rain / Can’t Stand To See You Go / Roll And Rhumba / You’re Something Else / You Don’t Have To Go.

(Collectables 7108)

6-6-53 e 12-3-58.

Rockin’ With Reed.jimmy-reed-rockin-with-reed

Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Remo BIondi, John Brin, Eddie Taylor (g) Milton Rctor (b) Morris Wilkerson, Earl Philips (dr)

Going To New York/ A String To You Heart / Ends And Odds / Caress MY Baby / Take Out Some Insurance / The Moon Is Rising / Down In Virginia / I Know It’s A Sin / Wanna Be Loved / Baby What’s On Your Mind / My Bitter Seed / Rockin’With Reed.

(Collectables 7109)

1953 e Marzo 1959.

Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall.jimmy-reed-at-carnegie-hall

Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Remo BIondi, John Brin, Eddie Taylor (g) Milton Rctor (b) Morris Wilkerson, Earl Philips (dr)

Bright Lights, Big City / I’m Mr.Luck / Baby What’s Wrong / Found Joy / Kind Of Lenosome / Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth / Tell me You Love Me / Blue Carnegie / I’m A Love You / Hold Me Close / Blue Blue Water / Baby, What You Want Me To Do / You Don’t Have To Go / Hush Hush / Found Love / Honest I Do / You Got Me Dizzy / Big Boss Man / Yake Out Some Insurance / Boogie In The Dark / Going To New York / Ain’t That Lovin’You Baby / The Sun Is Shining.

(Mobile Fidelity S.L.UDCD-566) Agosto 1961.

Just Jimmy Reed.jimmy-reed-just-jimmy-reed

Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Lefty Bates, Jimmy Reed Jr (g) Phil Upchurch (b) Al Duncan (dr)

I’ll Change That Too / Let’s Get Together / Good Lover / Take It Slow / Too Much / In The Morning / Oh John / Back Home AT Noon / Kanasa City Baby / You Can’t Hide.

(Collectables 7116)



12 String Guitar Blues.jimmy-reed-12-string-guitar-blues

Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Lefty Bates, Eddie Taylor (g) Marcus Johnson (b) Earl Philips (dr) Mary Lee Red (vc)

Bright Lights Big City / St.Louis Blues / Blue Carnegie / New Chicago Blues / Big Boss Man / Hush Hush / Blues For Twelve Strings / Baby, What You Want Me To Do / Boogie In The Dark / Take Out Some Insurance / Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth / Close Together.

(Collectables 7127)


Non Appearing.jimmy-reed-non-appearing

Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Lefty Bates, Eddie Taylor (g) Phil Upchurch (b) Earl Philips (dr)

Close Together / Got Me Chasing You / Wanta Be With You / Jinny’s Rock / Telle The World I Do / You Know You’re Looking Good / I’ve Got The Blues / Laughing AT The Blues / Down The Road / Ain’t Gonna Cry No More / You’re My Baby.

(Collectables 7111)


T’Aint No Big Thing But He Is.jimmy-reed-taint-no-big-thing-but-he-is

Jimmy Reed (g-arm)

Shame Shame Shame / Mary Mary / Ain’t No Big Deal / Baby’s So Sweet / Mixed Up / There’ll Be A Day / Up Tight / Cold And Lonesome / I’m Gona Help You / Upside The Wall / I’m Trying To Please You.

(Collectables 7117)



Down In Virginia.jimmy-reed-down-in-virginia

Jimmy Reed (g-arm) Wayne Bennett (g) Eddie Taylor (g) Philip Curch (b) Al Duncan (dr)

Sugar Sugar Woman/ Don’t Light My Fire/ Slow Walking Mama/ Jump And Shout/ Down In Virginia/ Check Yourself/ I Shot An Arrow To The Sky/ Ghetto Woman Blues/ Big Boss Lady/ I Need You So/ The Judge Should Know.

(EMI BSL 6024)

Chicago, fine 1968.

Blues Is My Business.jimmy-reed-blues-is-my-business

Jimmy Reed (g-arm)

You’n That Sack / I Told You Baby / When You Left Me / Please Don’t / You’re Gonna Need My Help / My Baby / I Ain’t Got You / Come On Baby / Shoot My Baby / Go Get My Baby / Red Lights, The Stop Light / I’m Gona Love You.

(Collectables 7114)

Maggio 1976.

As Jimmy Is.jimmy-reed-as-jimmy-is

Jimmy Reed (g-arm)

Hard Walkin’Hanna / Cry Before I Go / Can’t Stand To Leave You / Big Legged Woman / Funky Funky Soul / Christmas Present Blues / Over The Hump / Crying Blind / Jimmy Reed Blues / Good Is Catching Up With Me.

(Unidisc 4109)



Marshfield, Wisconsin. 4/4/1921. – Chicago, Illinois. 1/7/1998.

Una affascinante cantante di jazz esibitasi per quasi tutta la carriera nell’area di Chicago. Ha studiato al liceo di St.Paul nel Minnesota, poi negli anni ’40 si è trasferita a Milwaukee e poi a Chicago. Ha fatto parte del sestetto di Woody Herman e della big band di Charlie Ventura. Si è esibita spesso nei club accompagnata dal bassista Johnny Frigo e dal pianista Dick Marx. Nel 1955 ha registrato a New York, dove ha registrato con Bill Evans. Cantante dalla voce gradevole e con una ottima intonazione.


Ed Badley, P.Ventura, Dick Sherman, Rolf Ericson (tp) Bill Byers, J.Hitchkock, Bob Ascher (tb) Charlie Ventura, Harvey Estrin, Rom Mace, Andy Cicalese, Al Epstein, Ben Ventura (sx) J.Scusa (p) Sam Herman (g) Louis Chicchini (dr) Jimmy Johnson (b) Lucy Reed (vc)

You’ve Got A Date With The Blues.


The Singin’ Reed.Lucy Reed The Singin’ Reed.

Bill Evans (p) Howard Collins (g) Bob Carter (b) Sol Gubin (dr) Lucy Reed (vc)

Inch Love / My Love Is A Wandered / because We’re Kids / It’s All Right With Me / There’s A Boat Leaving For New York / It’s A Lazy Afternoon / Out Of This World / Little Girl Blue / Fools Fall In Love / Flying Down To Rio / You May Not Love Me / My Time Of Day.

(Fantasy 3-212)

New York, primavera, 1955.

This Is Lucy Reed.Lucy Reed This Is Lucy Reed.

Lucy Reed (vc) Eddie Higgins (sa) Kenny Spderblom (cl) John Gray (g) Verne Rammer (b) William Gaeto (dr)

There He Goes / Lucky To Be Me / Whee Small Hours / Little Boy Blue / St.Louis Blues / Easy Come Easy Go / A Trout No Doulot / Born To Blow The Blues / Love For Sale.

(Fantasy LP 3243)

Chicago, 15-1-57.

Basic Reeding.Lucy Reed Basic Reeding.

Lucy Reed (vc) Larry Novak (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b)

You’re The Cause of It All / The Touch Of Your Lips / I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out / Pete Kelly’s Blues / A Child Is Born / The Umbrella Man / I Ain’t God Nobody / The Swing Song / Winter Moon / Get Outta My Life Baby / The Music Machine / One Morning In May / Lulu’s Back The Town / Young And Foolish.

(Audiophile Rec. 273) 11-5-89 e 9-8-90.chiusura


Minjo Junction, Ohio. 21/3/19126. – Detroit, Michigan.11/8/1989.

Ha esordito con il pianista Sonny Thompson, che è diventato in seguito suo marito. In seguito si è votata al blues urbano e nel 1954 è passata al gospel. Cantante dal blues asprigno con sfumature country,


Blue And Moody.lula-reed-blue-and-moody

Lula Reed (vc) Tommy Purkson (sa) Dave Brooks, Ray Vfelder (st) Alexander Nelson (sb) Sonny Thompson (p) Thomas Palmer (g) Albert Winston (b) Steve Boswell (dr)

Watch Dog / I’ll Drown In MY Tears / Gong Back To Mexico / Three Men / Sample Man / Last Night / Rock Love / Let’s Call It A Day / Bump On A Log / My Poor Heart / Every Second / Jealous Love.

(King 604) Cincinnati, 21-8-56.chiusura



Once Upon A Reed.ray-reed-once-upon-a-reed

Carl Saunders (tr) Ray Reed (sa) Tom Garvin (p) Tom Warrington (b) Joe LaBarbera (dr)

Concentration / Stealing home / Fantasia bossa nova / Darn that dream / Thank you, Mr. Clifford Brown / Cooler than cool / The riddle of the mode / You make me feel so young.

(Seabreeze SB-3065)

Van Nuys, CA, 2 Giugno, 9 e 16 Agosto 1999.


Fayetteville, North Carolina. 10/1/1940. – Nashville, Tennessee. 25/11/1983.

E’ cresciuto a Nashville dove ha iniziato a suonare nell’orchestra della scuola. Ha frequentato al Eastman School of Music e ha fatto parte di gruppi di rhythm and blues. In seguito è andato a Miami dove ha suonato con Ira Sullivan e con Pee Wee Ellis ed ha diretto un suo gruppo.Ha suonato poi con: James Brown dal 1965 al 1969. Ha New York come freelance ha collaborato con Count Basie dal 1969 al 1978, con Frank Foster nel 1975, con la Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis orchestra nel 1975, ha fatto diversi tour con Sarah Vaughan, con McCoy Tyner, con Clark Terry, con Max Roach e con Buddy Rich.


46th and 8th.Waymon Reed 46th and 8th.

Waymon Reed (tp) Jimmy Forrest (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Keter Beets (b) Bobby Durham (dr)

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Au Privave / 46 th and 8 th / But Beautiful / Blue Monk.

(Artist House AH 10)

New York, 25-5-77.chiusura


Gruppo guidato dai due sassofonisti Alexander e Stewart, il sound è quello dei Jazz Messengers. Propone una musica fresca, con gusto e concisione, riproponendo l’influenza della tradizione sul jazz moderno.


Wailin’.REEDS AND DEEDS. Wailin’.

Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart (st) David Hazeltine (p) John Webber (b) Joe Farnsworth (dr)

Somewhere In The Night / Stand Pat / Big RC / Born To Be Blue / That’s Earl, Brother / Russian Lullaby / The Shadow Of Your Smile / Scotch Thing.

(Criss Cross 1258)

New York, 20-4-2004.

Cookin’.REEDS AND DEEDS. Cookin’.

Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart (st) David Hazeltine (p) John Webber (b) Joe Farnsworth (dr)

She / So In Love / Never Let Me Go / Black Orpheus / Hittin’The Jug / Trouble Is A Man / Who Can I Turn To / Passport.

(Criss Cross 1283)

New York, 6-12-2005.

Tenor Time.REEDS AND DEEDS. Tenor Time.

Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart (st) David Hazeltine (p) John Webber (b) Joe Farnsworth (dr)

Omicron / Crying Blues / Tenderly / Make Someone Happy / Amsterdam After Dark / Isn’t Is A Lovely Day / R & D Bossa / Rise ‘N’Shine.

(Criss Cross 1332)

New York, 3-6-2010.chiusura


Menphis, Tennessee. 22/9/1959. – New York. 16/11/2008.

Nipote del pianista James Williams, è stato suo allievo ed ha anche debuttato con lui. Ha suonato inoltre con Woody Shaw nel 1982, Mercer Ellington, Steve Turre, Mulgrew Miller, Dave Stryker, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson, John Faddis, con Kenny Garret nel 1984, Ronnie Kuber, Jim Snidero, Robin Eubanks, Billy Taylor, Benny Golson e Art Farmer. Batterista notevole, ottimo sideman, dalla grande agilità ritmica. Ricorda a tratti Blakey anche se il suo modello e Philly Joe Jones. Completamente dedito al neo bop. Il malore fatale lo ha colto all’aeroporto Kennedy mentre tornava negli States da una tournée in Europa, dove aveva partecipato anche al Festival di Bologna e a diverse serate al Chet Baker Club.


The Far Side.Tony Reedus The Far Side.

Bill Evans (st-ss) Mulgrew Miller (p) Charnett Moffett (b) Tony Reedus (dr)

The Far Side / Song Of Gideon / Never Let Me Go / You And Night And The Music / I Just Can’t Stop Loving You / On Green Dolphin Street / The Stumbling Block / Summer Night / The End Of A Love Affair / Calvary.

(Jazz City 660.53.016)

New York, Novembre 1988.

Incognito.Tony Reedus Incognito.

Gary Thomas (fl-st) Steve Nelson (vib) Dave Holland (b) Tony Reedus (dr)

House Call / Incognito / Green Chimneys / For Heaven’s Sake / Probin’ / Dreams / Lazy Snake / Bye Bye Balckbyrd.

(Enja 6058-2)

Dicembre 1989.


Minor Thang.Tony Reedus Minor Thang.

Ron Blake (st) Dave Stryker (g) Richie Goods (b) Tony Reedus (dr) Ron McBee (perc)

Minor Thang / Frank’s Tune / Little Waltz / I Love You / Beyind All Limits / Goodbye Pork Pie Hat / Invitation / Sam Sack.

(Criss Cross 1117)

New York. 23-12-94 e 17-12-95.chiusura


Detroit, Michigan. 6/7/1931.

Inizia la carriera nel gruppo gospel di Detroit le Meditation Singers e nel gruppo vocale di Mahalia Jackson. In seguito nella maturità diventa popolare come cantante e come attrice televisiva, dove ha avuto modo di cantare con l’orchestra di Duke Ellington. Inizialmente influenzata da Dinah Washington e da Ruth Brown, cantante dalla voce scura, agitata. Grande dominatrice di ballads, nei contesti più diversi e dalla grande aggressività nei blues nei club più neri. E’ forse l’interprete di canzoni soul più personale degli ultimi anni. In possesso di una vivacità ritmica che controlla magistralmente, dalla voce di maestoso contralto di chiesa, brava in tutti i registri. Influenzata da Ruth Brown e di recente da Esther Phillips ma più vicina al jazz di loro. Lasciata libera di dilagare sul palco ci offre delle interpretazioni di standards furiose e dal humor irriverente, temporalesche.


Amen!.Della Reese Amen.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

Amen / Jesus Will Answer Your Prayer / Last Mile Of The Way / Nobody Know The Trouble I’ve Seen / Rock A My Soul / Hard To Get Along / Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air / I Know The Lord Has Laid His Hands On Me / Jesus.



A Date With Della Reese.Della Reese A Date With Della Reese.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

Somethimes I’m Happy / Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe / Almost Like Being In Love / Someone To Watch Over Me / The Birth Of The Blues / Pennies From Heaven / Getting To Know You / If I Froget You / All Of Me / The Nearmess Of You / Just Obe Of Those Things/ The Party’s Over.



What Do You Know About Love.Della Reese What Do You Know About Love.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

What DoYou Know About Love / When I Fall In Love / Something I Dreamed Last Night / I Got It Bad / I’ll never Be The Same You Better Go Now / I’m Nobody’s Baby / I Never Knew / I Thought Of You Last Night / You Don’t Know What Love Is / I’m Thru With Love / That’s All There Is.

(Jubilee SDJP-1109)


Della.Della Reese Della.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

The Lady Is A Tramp / If I Could Be With You / Let’s Get Away From It All / Thou Swell / You’re Driving My Crazy / Goody Goody / And The Angels Sing / Baby Wont You Please Come Home / I’m Bbeginning Too See The Light / I’ll Get By / Blue Skies / Someday.

(BMG International 415012)

2-22 Ottobre 1959.

Della By Starlight.Della Reese Della By Starlight.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

The Touch Of Your Lips / He Was To Good To Me / That Old Feeling / I Had The Crazied Dream / I Wish I Knew / Lamplight / How Did He Look / Maore Than You Know / These Foolish Things / Deep In A Dream / Embraceable You / Two Sleep People.



Della Della Cha Cha Cha.Della Reese Della Della Cha Cha Cha.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra, Obbie Massingil (arr-dir)

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend / Come-On-A-My House / Why Don’t You Do Right / My Heart Belong To Daddy / Let’s Do It / Whataver Lola Wants / daddy / Tea For Two / Always True To You In MY Fashion / It’s So Nice To Have A Man Around The House / There’s A Small Hotel / Love For Sale.

(BMG International 88682)

15 e 23-8-60.

The Classic Della.Della Reese The Classic Della.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

Story Of A Starry Night / These Are The Things I Love / If You Are But A Dream / My Reverie / Take My Heart / Strange In Paradise / Gone / Serenade / Moon Love / Softly My Love / Till The And Of Time / Don’t You Know.

(RCA BVCJ-35028)


One More Time.Della Reese One More Time.

Della Reese (vc) Bobby Bryant (tp) Herman Riley (st) Henry Cain (org) Carl Lott (dr)

Sunny / That’s Life / Funny What Love Can Do / So Nice / It Was A Very Good Year / Big City / Good Times / What Now, My Love / Don’t You Know / One More Time.

Ottobre 1966.



Black Is Beautiful.Della Reese Black Is Beautiful.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

Games People Paly/ Comparated To What/ Choice Of Colors/ Get Together/ With Pen In Hand/ Comment/ Proud Mary/ You Know How Love Is/ Cycles/ If Everybody In The World Loved Everybody In The World.

(AVCO Embassy SLAE 41002)


Blue Skies.Della Reese Blue Skies.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

The Lady Is A Tramp / If I Could Be With You / Let’s Get Away From It All / Thou Swell / You’re Driving My Crazy / Goody Goody / And The Angel Sing / Baby Won’t You Please To Come Home / I’m Beginning Too See The Light / I’ll Get By / Blue Skies / Some Day / Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey / Please Don’t Talk About When I’m Gone / Not One Minute More / While We’re Young / Gone / Softly My Love / Take My Heart.

(CD 10113) 1994.

My Soul Feels Better Right Now.Della Reese My Soul Feels Better Right Now.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

Hush / My Soul Feels Tight Now / God Is So Wonderful / I Am Persuaded / Fill My Cup / Turn ToThe Light / You Are All I Need / I Love Him / More Than Wonderful / You’re My Brother, You’re My Sister.

(Homeland Rec. 9820)


Shure Like Lovin’ You.Della Reese Shure Like Lovin’You.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

When I Fall In Love / That’s All / Come Rain Or Come Shine / Love Me Tender / Touch Me Again / Morning Comes Too Soon / The Air That I Breathe / WrappedUp In The Confort Of You / Two Together / Sure Like Lovin’You / It’s Over Now / Stormy Weather /Pennie From Heaven / All Of Me What Do You Know About Love /I’m Nobody’s Baby / My Melancholy Baby / In The Still Of The Night.

(BIanco 4070) 2000.

Give It To Good.Della Reese Give It To Good.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

How Great Thou Art – MY Tribute / Work It Out / Do You Really Know Him / I’ve Be Touched BY An Angel / God Is SO Wonderful / A Window Open / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / He’s Never Failed Me Yet / Have You Told You Lately / Jesus Speaking On The Mount / Worry ‘Bout Nothin’ / I Am Not The Same / An Understanding Heart / Not My Will / Turn The Pain Around / God Is All You’ll Never Need.

(Spiritual Icon 20688) 22-9-2006.

Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues.Della Reese Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues.

Della Reese (vc) orchestra.

Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues / Stioll Called The Blues / Good Mornin’Blues / I Got It Bad, And That Ain’t Go / You Got The Right Key, But The Wrong Keyhole / Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On / Lay Baby Lay / Too Much Man / Gotta Travel On.

(Lett Enter.CD)



U.S.A. 1915.

Ha avuto il suo primo lavoro importante con Nat King Cole nel 1937. Nel 1938 è entrato nell’orchestra di Fletcher Henderson, va poi con Earl Hines nel 1940, con Benny Carter nel 1941, con Cootie Williams nel 1942. Ha collaborato anche con Billy Eckstine, Bill Kyle, John Kirny, Ed Wilcox e Eddie Winson.chiusura



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