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Pianist and composer Eric Reed began playing piano as a small child. He was only 18 when he played his first string of gigs with Wynton Marsalis — work that catapulted him to the forefront of jazz. He’s performed with Joe Henderson, Betty Carter and Joshua Redman, among others, and has established himself as a notable bandleader, producer and educator.
In this 1995 episode of Piano Jazz, a 24-year-old Reed displays his distinctive style in a solo performance of “Cedar’s Blues.”
Originally broadcast in the fall of 1995.
- “Cedar’s Blues” (Walton)
- “Goodbye” (Jenkins)
- “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” (Ellington)
- “I’m A Fool To Want You” (Sinatra, Wolf, Herron)
- “Sweet Lorraine” (Burwell, Parish)
- “Evergreen” (Reed)
- Free Piece (McPartland, Reed)
- “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea” (Arlen, Mercer)