Category Archives: Eric Reed

New Singers, New Repertoire (DownBeat, Jan. 2019)

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My column from the January 2019 DownBeat reviews five female singers who may be unfamiliar to you (read it here). The best of them, including Kate Reid and Judith Lorick (above and below) are really worth hearing.

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Jazz Education for Everybody – Free!

Ted Nash and Joe Temperley - two of the instructors whose videos you can watch for free at JALC's online Jazz Academy.

Ted Nash and Joe Temperley – two of the instructors whose videos you can watch for free at JALC’s online Jazz Academy.

Saxophonists Ted Nash and Joe Temperley are two of the instructors in Wynton Marsalis’ latest venture to make jazz more comprehensible to musicians and fans alike: Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new — and free — online Jazz Academy. You can read about it in my article from the January 2014 DownBeat.

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Eric Reed on “progress” in Jazz

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“The idea that art “moves forward” is misleading anyway; art doesn’t move, art is. Is there a living soul in Jazz more advanced than John Coltrane? Who is beyond Duke Ellington?” – Eric Reed, from his website,www.ericreed.net. I had the pleasure of interviewing Eric for an upcoming article in DownBeat about JALC’s forthcoming collection of free jazz education videos that feature him, among many other jazz artists and historians.

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