[Dixielandjazz] Eric Reed was Arrangements vs. Improvisation

David Livingston snargi01 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 18 10:24:51 PST 2003

Steve, looking at Eric Reed's Discography web page,
http://www.ericreed.net/discography.html I would have
to think that he isn't OKOM. Looking at his tour dates
it seems he is liked all over the world.

--- Stephen Barbone <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>

> Is this group OKOM? I don't know, haven't heard
> them. But, it does
> include some great players some of whom I have
> heard, like Wycliffe
> Gordon and Marcus Strickland. And it does include
> references to the
> music of Basie, and Ellington.
> And the idea of mixing styles from different eras
> appeals to me.  As
> well as the last sentence in the review pointing out
> that: "this was a
> tremendous rhythm section, kicking the horn players
> ahead and eliciting
> shouts from the audience."
> That sounds like OKOM to me.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone

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