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Encyclopedia > Steve Reid

Steve Reid is an American jazz drummer who has played with a wide range of notable artists including Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Sun Ra, and as a session drummer for Motown. He was named Jazziz’s "Percussionist of the Year" in 1993 and 1995. Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion family , technically classified as a membranophone. ... Davis 1959 album Kind of Blue, likely the best-selling jazz album ever. ... Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman (born March 19, 1930) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... James Brown, known variously as: Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Universal James, Mr. ... Fela Anikulapo Kuti (b. ... Cover of the album The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume One Sun Ra (May 22, 1914 - May 30, 1993) was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, who came to be known as much for his cosmic philosophy as for his phenomenal musical compositions and performances. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... JAZZIZ is a music magazine that covers jazz. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Biographical

He picked up drumming at age 16 and in the same period his family moved to Queens, NYC, three blocks away from John Coltrane. This was the early sixties which was a peak for Coltrane but also for the jazz scene in NYC. Before going to college, he worked at the Apollo Theatre, as a musician obviously, under the direction of Quincy Jones. He then graduated at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, and the made a three year trip to Africa, opening up his influences even more. He affirms Africa is the heart of drumming. John Coltrane John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ...


After this trip Reid started playing with some of the big names of Jazz and black music, including James Brown, Sun Ra, Ornette, Miles (on the album Tutu). In 1969 Reid was arrested as conscientious objector. In an interview he affirms he didn't want to have anything to do with the war in Vietnam. James Brown, known variously as: Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Universal James, Mr. ... Cover of the album The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume One Sun Ra (May 22, 1914 - May 30, 1993) was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, who came to be known as much for his cosmic philosophy as for his phenomenal musical compositions and performances. ...


Nessa, Tribe, ESP, Strata-East were some indie labels that shared the same radicalism as Reid, regarding matters such as the importance of pure music, the affirmation of black society, etc. At the same time new kinds of music groups, who worked out more as communes, were starting to form, such as Sun Ra's Arkestra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Black Artist's Group, Tribe. In the early seventies Reid started his own label, Mustevic Sound Inc., obviously self-produced and distributed. The Art Ensemble of Chicago is an avant-garde jazz ensemble that grew out of Chicagos AACM in the late 1960s. ...


Music

Steve Reid never stops showing his open-mindedness and experimentalism.


Recordings:

His ensemble's latest album Spirit Walk (Soul Jazz, 2005) features electronic musician Kieran Hebden, who also records solo as Four Tet, on improvised electronics. Reid and Hebden have also collaborated on a series of releases called the "Exchange Sessions" (after the studio in London in which they were recorded), which will be released on Domino Records in 2006. Four Tet is the name used by Kieran Hebden for his electronic music-oriented solo efforts to differentiate from his work with post-rock band Fridge. ...


Reid has now been living in Europe for several years (Lugano, Switzerland) and has released several recordings for labels such as Soul Jazz records in London, UK, and German jazz label CPR. For the past few releases, his ensemble has been based around Reid himself, Chuck Henderson (soprano saxophone; previous saxophonist Lena Bloch, tenor sax, left for the University of Massachusetts Amherst to play with the UMass Amherst jazz ensemble), Boris Netsvetaev (piano; living in Hamburg, Germany) and Chris Lachotta (double-bass; living in Munich, Germany). The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as UMass Amherst or simply UMass) is a university in Amherst, Massachusetts. ...


Steve Reid's recordings include "Wave", "Invitation" and "Spirits Walk" (2005); "Live In Europe" (2002, with Lena Bloch) and "A Drum Story" (2003).


External links

  • The Steve Reid website

 
 

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