January 7, 1994 |
Eric Reed, the 23-year-old pianist who has earned valuable exposure with the Wynton Marsalis group, was at the Brasserie of the Bel Age Hotel Tuesday and Wednesday leading his own trio. Reed's knowledge of the roots of jazz enables him to skip decades with consummate ease, applying his technical finesse to everything from the traditional "Wade in the Water" to popular and jazz standards and an occasional original.
November 20, 1989 |
At 19, Eric Reed is two years younger than Harry Connick Jr. and 20 years wiser. Appearing Friday at the Biltmore's Grand Avenue Bar, this phenomenal young pianist offered new evidence of the advances he has made since he performed, only months ago, as a student in a college band at Cal State Northridge.
June 8, 1990 |
Eric Reed, the youthful Los Angeles pianist who has worked with Buddy Collette, Gerald Wilson and has been leading his own bands around the Southland, has joined trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' group, replacing pianist Marcus Roberts. Reed will make his first official appearance with Marsalis tonight in San Antonio, Tex. "Marcus has left the group, and Eric has taken his position," said Christine Sullivan, assistant to Marsalis' manager, Ed Arrendell.
March 1, 1995 |
The timing couldn't be better for pianist Eric Reed. The spotlight in jazz these days is on youth, and the 24-year-old Reed is getting lots of attention, resulting in opportunities to appear in situations where he can iron out his artistic kinks and grow as a performer. Monday night at Ambassador Auditorium was one such occasion for Reed, who was giving his first major Los Angeles concert hall performance.
February 3, 2005 |
Opening nights in Los Angeles are not always easy for touring jazz artists. Arriving in town after cross-country flights, they must stroll onstage ready to perform at peak level, unfazed by jet lag or fatigue. Sometimes, as was the case with the Eric Reed Trio on Tuesday at the Jazz Bakery, they have to do so while at the mercy of an East Coast cold. To its credit, the group -- Reed playing piano, with bassist David Wong and drummer E.J.
February 21, 1995 |
At the tender age of 21, pianist Eric Reed, had held and left one of the most coveted positions in jazz--that as the keyboardist in trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' band. "It's not that I didn't like playing with Wynton," Reed explained. "I just wasn't real crazy about the music he was starting to play. "He was doing more standards, digging up his roots, playing close to his ties in New Orleans. I wasn't at a point where I wanted to deal with the music he was playing, I wasn't hearing it.