Merry Magic CD (2013)

Artist: Eric Reed

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Label Ryko Distribution
SKU 60613334
UPC 610614030227
UPC 14 00610614030227
Format CD
Release Date 9/24/2013
Author Eric Reed
Associated Artist/Work Chestnut, Cyrus
Associated Artist/Work Gordon, Wycliffe
Associated Artist/Work Mayfield, Irvin
Associated Artist/Work Scott, Christian (Jazz)
Technical Info
Engineer Danny Kopelson
Producer Eric Reed
CatalogID MXJ 302
Lable Name MAXJAZZ
Released 08/26/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 24s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00610614030227
Musical Guests
Steve Nelson
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Eric Reed (vocals, piano, organ); Paula West, Erin Bode (vocals); Steve Nelson (vibraphone); Barak Mori (bass); Rodney Green (drums).
Recorded at Clinton Studios, New York, New York on April 23 & 24, 2003.
This is part of MaxJazz's "Holiday" series.
Personnel: Eric Reed (vocals, piano, organ); Paula West, Erin Bode (vocals); Steve Nelson Quartet (vibraphone); Rodney Green (drums).
Audio Mixer: Danny Kopelson.
Recording information: Clinton Studio "B", New York, NY (04/23/2003/04/24/2003).
Photographers: Dena Katz; Jimmy Katz.
The Merry Magic Christmas CD by pianist Eric Reed covers many moods. Some of the music is reverent ("Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"), much of it is swinging with Steve Nelson's vibes making the group sound a bit like the Modern Jazz Quartet, and some of it is surprising, including an up-tempo version of "The Little Drummer Boy" and a vocal by Reed on a medium-slow version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." Erin Bode (who is very good on "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve") and Paula West have two vocals apiece. Throughout the set, Eric Reed shows off his versatility in unaccompanied solos ("Christmas Blues" is particularly enjoyable), the trio, a quartet, and backing the singers. A fine effort. ~ Scott Yanow
Disc 1
1 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3 Winter Wonderland
4 Angels In The Snow
5 Santa Baby
6 Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
7 Christmas Song, The
8 Little Drummer Boy
9 Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
10 I Wonder As I Wander
11 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
12 Christmas Blues
13 After The Holidays

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