Reed, Mike - Stories and Negotations

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Jeb Bishop (trombonoe), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Art Hoyle (trumpet, flugehorn), Julian Priester (trombone), Mike Reed (drums), Jason Roebke (bass), Ira Sullivan (tenor saxophone), Greg Ward (alto saxophone).

"Recorded live in Chicago's Millennium Park in summer 2008, Stories and Negotiations is the latest installment in drummer/composer Mike Reed's People, Places and Things project. Commissioned by The Jazz Institute's "Made in Chicago" series, it completes a trilogy of recordings devoted to a remarkable - but often overlooked - era in Chicago music: the years between 1954 and 1960, when the jam-session culture of the city's hard bop scene began to seed the collective avant-garde of the AACM and everything that followed. Reed convened his working quartet, which features saxophonist Greg Ward, tenor saxophonist Tim Haldeman and bassist Jason Roebke, and invited frequent guest trombonist Jeb Bishop back to the bandstand. But for this album, he also solicited the horns of three jazz masters whose playing and personalities defined the late '50s in Chicago: Art Hoyle, Julian Priester and Ira Sullivan. The ensemble engages a set of vintage tunes - including Priester’s "Urnack," John Jenkins’ "Song of a Star," Clifford Jordan’s "Lost and Found," Wilbur Campbell’s "Wilbur’s Tune," and Sun Ra’s "El is a Sound of Joy" - in new arrangements, as well as original pieces composed by Reed and Ward and dedicated to each of their honored guests."

"Editors’ Picks, March 1, 2010_Chicago-based drummer Mike Reed has spent the past few years exploring the significant, and undervalued, compositions from his hometown's jazz history. On this live recording from 2008, Reed augments his regular group of exciting contemporary players with some of the great Windy City musicians from the '50s, including trumpeter Art Hoyle, trombonist Julian Priester and saxophonist Ira Sullivan." — Aaron Cohen, Downbeat

"...the band wails." — David DuPont, Cadence

"...simultaneously celebratory and serious as the music revels in the intersection of serious swing and the improvisatory freedom that has always characterized Chicago jazz. Great fun - seriously recommended." — Stuart Kremsky, IAJRC Journal
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