Reed, Mike / People Places And Things - A New Kind Of Dance

SKU 482-1092
Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Jason Roebke (bass), Mike Reed (drums) with Marquis Hill (trumpet), Matthew Shipp (piano).

One of the very, very finest current ensembles in new jazz today and I say that as someone who has seen them a number of times. Hugely recommended.

"Chicago drummer Mike Reed formed People Places & Things eight years ago to mine the midcentury hard-bop heritage of his hometown. That mission held for several albums, before the focus began expanding. A New Kind of Dance (482) shows just how broad that view has become, while preserving a band sound. The album’s featured guests, on different tracks, are the pianist Matthew Shipp, a stalwart of the avant-garde, and the trumpeter Marquis Hill, a Chicagoan in the contemporary mainstream. And apart from Mr. Reed’s typically spry originals, the repertory runs from a Bulgarian folk dance to a vintage track by the rapper formerly known as Mos Def to an admiring emulation of South African kwela. Still, the earthy, driving intelligence of Mr. Reed and his crew — notably Greg Ward and Tim Haldeman, who form a saxophonic front line — points back to Chicago jazz culture, which sees no contradiction in heady abstraction with a bodily groove."-Nate Chinen, The New York Times
  • Label482 Music
  • UPC650594109223
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